I was grilling salmon burgers for dinner and wanted a new way to bling them up a bit. One of our favorite dishes is my prosciutto/avocado topping but I wanted something new. I was inspired by one of my families favorite breakfast dishes, bagels with smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers. Salmon burgers are not smoked but I thought it would be delicious just the same. I mean you cannot wrong with salmon, cream cheese and capers? You could serve the salmon burger on a bagel but used a brioche bun. I have to say this was a big hit with my family, an easy way to gussy up something and a dish we will be making again!
Salmon Burgers with Cream Cheese and Capers
Simple add to your grilled (or pan fried) salmon burger a large piece of cream cheese and any of the following;
Sliced red onion
Chopped hard boiled egg
I buy uncooked, wild caught salmon burgers from Trader Joes but sometimes I like to make them from scratch!
makes 4 burgers
1 ½ pound fresh, raw salmon, cut into small cubes (skinless and bones removed)
⅟ᴣ cup breadcrumbs, can use GF crumbs
1 TBL Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ tsp ground pepper and salt
In a food processor add ½ of the salmon pieces and pulse until it is chunky but not totally smooth. It should take 20 seconds or so. Remove and add to the rest of salmon to a bowl with the remaining ingredients. Gently mix with a spoon until just combined. Form 4 equally-sized burgers. You can grill or fry in a hot, greased pan (or greased grill) about 4-5 minutes on each side. Let the first side get really cooked before turning over the burger because they are fragile. Garnish and enjoy!