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!
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.
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.