Spring is in the air and I am absolutely loving it! The past couple weekends have been exceptionally warm here in Colorado. So warm that I was able to fire up the grill and do some outdoor cooking. The warm sunny weather is making me crave lighter foods like fresh salads and any and all grilled meats. I’ve especially been craving fish, salmon in particular, it’s one of my favorites! When Alaska Seafood approached me with this campaign I knew I had to jump on it and share a fantastic, healthy, and fresh recipe with you. What better way to kick off the start to outdoor cooking season than with tasty Teriyaki Salmon Burgers with Asian Slaw!
This was my first time making a salmon burger using frozen/fresh salmon rather than canned salmon like you use for a salmon cake. At first I was slightly intimidated at the idea, but after reading a couple different recipes I discovered that it is actually quite simple! For my salmon burgers I chose to use frozen Alaskan Sockeye salmon fillets. Nearly 90% of the salmon in North America comes from Alaska. I love that Alaska seafood is high in protein, low in saturated fat, low in sodium and one of the best sources of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. I also appreciate that Alaska follows strict conservation practices when it comes to their fishing. This way we can all enjoy delicious Alaska seafood for years to come!
So let’s talk about these delicious Asian inspired teriyaki salmon burgers. To make the burger I started by cubing my sockeye salmon fillets and putting them in my food processor. I pulsed it a few times until the fish was broken up then scooped it out into a large bowl. Next it was time to add all the amazing Asian flavors. I added green onion, fresh ginger, teriyaki sauce, garlic, hoisin sauce, sriracha, and panko to bind the burgers together. I formed the salmon mixture into four patties then cooked them on the grill for about 4 minutes per side.
If it’s still too cold where you are you can also cook these over medium heat in a large skillet. Whether you cook them inside or out, make sure that you spray the cooking surface generously with cooking spray so they don’t stick. I topped these omega-3 packed burgers with a delicious Asian slaw that complimented the flavors in the salmon burger perfectly! These burgers are great for an easy weeknight meal and if you celebrate Lent they are a great meal to make on Fridays!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.