The Best Salmon Burgers Ever!

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Salmon Burgers

We are blessed to have a year-round Saturday farmer’s market.  It is one of the perks of living in Southern California.  I do my very best to go every week, because the produce I can get there is so much better than in the stores even if I buy organic.  In addition to great farms we also have a really good fish monger who starts his day at about 3:00 in the morning down at the docks buying and processing fish, literally right out of the water.

I recently got inspired to recreate a salmon burger I saw on television.  It looked so good and if it worked, I might even be able to get my dear hubby and girls to like another fish recipe.  (It’s been a long road getting my husband to like fish.)

There are a number of ingredients in this list, but don’t let that deter you.  You probably have most of them around the house.  This recipe packs a huge nutritional punch and if your kids are picky about their vegetables you might be able to sneak these in.

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½ Red Onion, grated
½ Red Bell Pepper, small chop
½ Celery Rib, small chop
1 Green Onion, chopped green parts only
1 Lemon, zest only
4-5 Sprigs Fresh, Flat Leaf Parsley, rough chopped
¼ cup Teff Flour, (any flour can be substituted)
½ cup Bread Crumbs
2 Eggs, beaten
1 lb Fresh, Wild Caught Salmon
½ tsp Dill
½ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
Several Turns Black Pepper from grinder
½ cup Panko Bread Crumbs
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil

In a small bowl, beat eggs; add breadcrumbs.  Allow the breadcrumbs to soak up the egg while you chop the vegetables, approximately 5-10 minutes.

Remove skin from salmon and cut into small pieces.

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Combine red onion, red bell pepper, celery, green onion, lemon zest, parsley, and teff flour in a large bowl, stir to combine.  Stir in soaked breadcrumbs, dill, salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper.  Once the ingredients are combined, gently stir in salmon.

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Pour the panko on to a separate plate or shallow bowl.  As you make each burger gently place patties into the panko and cover all sides.  (Note:  These will not be “tight” burgers like you would get from ground meat, so handle them gently.)

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Heat a skillet (I like to use cast iron) over medium-high heat; add olive oil.  Fry each pattie for approximately 4 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.

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I served these with my favorite jalapeno tarter sauce and a side of broccoli.  A bun would be good here too, so let your imagination and taste buds run wild!

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These turned out better than I had even hoped!  Dear hubby and both girls really liked these and have asked for them several times!  I call that a success!!

Note:  This was originally posted on Kristina’s family blog, but we just couldn’t resist sharing it with you, our Provision Room readers!


  1. I love salmon burgers. My aunt used to make them with a cheese sauce and serve broccoli and croissants on the side. One of my favorite meals ever. 😉

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