Grilled Salmon Burgers

Grilled Salmon Burgers

Try this delicious and nutritious take on salmon any season. Experiment with your favorite salmon varieties and different spices and herbs to elevate this simple fish sandwhich.

1 ¼ lbs salmon fillets, skinless
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp grated onion
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Vegetable oil
Brioche or other soft buns
Butter lettuce, onion, tomato (optional)
Serve with tartar sauce or mayo

Yield: 4 burgers


1. Cut salmon into 1/4-inch pieces, then using a chef's knife or cleaver chop into a coarse ground. You can also pulse in a food processor for 10-15 seconds.

2. Combine the salmon in a mixing bowl with the parsley, may, grated onion, lemon  juice, salt and pepper. Divide into 4 equal patties and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

3. Light your preferred charcoal in a chimney starter, once coals are all slightly ashy white, pour evenly inside your YAK grill. Set wire or mesh grilling grate grate in place and heat grill until hot, about 3 minutes. Temperature should be medium -  where you can hold your hand 5 inches above the grill grate for no longer than 4 seconds.

4. Grill the salmon burgers until well browned, approx. 3 minutes per side. Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.