Chipotle Salmon Burgers with Lemon Chive Mayo

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When I returned home from Seattle last June, I immediately wanted to recreate the amazing Salmon Burger that I had had from the Rub with Love Shack. Although that burger was absolutely perfect, this adaptation was pretty darn good too. In fact, it has become a bi-weekly part of our menu. Because I love chipotle so much, I decided to add this to the burgers for some smokey heat. I purchase the small cans of Chipotle in Adobo Sauce. If you have the time, I highly suggest you make the mayonnaise homemade. It is utterly delicious and does not even compare to the jarred stuff! Hopefully you all will enjoy it as much as we do!

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Chipotle Salmon Burger adapted from Paula Deen 

  • 1 cup peppers (any combination of colors), finely diced
  • 1 half of a chipotle pepper
  • 3/4 cup panko
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds salmon fillets, skinned and finely chopped
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from chipotle can
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

In a food processor fitted with the blade attachment, dice peppers and garlic until finely diced. Add salmon, salt and lemon juice and pulse a few times until combined. Remove blade and mix in panko crumbs and  egg. Form 8 patties and refrigerate for 20 minutes. In a heated skillet (set on medium high) lightly coat with cooking spray. Cook patties for 5 minutes on each side. Spread toasted buns with some lemon chive mayo and add patties, lettuce and tomato.

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Lemon Chive Mayo

  • 1 cup mayonnaise 
  • 1 tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • pinch of salt

Mix all the ingredients together and spread over buns.

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16 Responses to Chipotle Salmon Burgers with Lemon Chive Mayo

  1. This looks so delish! Making me hungry :)

  2. Your salmon burgers sound terrific.

  3. These look and sound amazing! However, I have a quick question. When you say, ‘That burger was anything but perfect”, to me that sounds like you did not enjoy it, or there was something wrong with it. Am I misreading? Sorry to bother, but just wanted to be clear because I’d like to make these if you think they are worth it! Thanks :)

  4. I don’t even eat seafood and this has me craving this burger!

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  6. Dear SeaSide Baker, Have you tried this recipe with any other type of fish I am curious as to how well Tilapia would do, my husband loves Tilapia so I wonder how well it would work. Sounds delicious may try it your way first!

  7. Quick question: for the salmon filets they are not pre-cooked correct? The cooking for them will come in skillet? (just to clarify)

  8. This looks so yummy! Do you reckon they can be frozen before they are cooked?

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