Experience the best of Canadian flavours in one bite with our Maple Salmon Burger. Inspired by the West Coast, our Maple Salmon Burger recipe combines savoury salmon with sweet maple notes, served on our Herb & Garlic Gourmet Hamburger Bun and topped with fresh lettuce, red onion, and cucumber. Be it party appetizers, outdoor picnics or potluck gatherings, this delightful burger is here to shine. Also, incredibly easy to prepare!
Maple Salmon Burger Recipe FAQ
What kind of cheese goes on a salmon burger?
The best kind of cheese for a salmon burger will all depend on your recipe. Some popular choices include cream cheese or brie. However, you may find that a lot of recipes (like our maple salmon burger) don’t include cheese. At the end of the day, it’s all about the recipe and your tastebuds!
What should you put on a salmon burger?
To create a delicious salmon burger, layer fresh lettuce, juicy tomato slices, tangy red onion, creamy avocado, and crisp cucumber. Add a flavourful sauce or spread of your choice. For extra indulgence, melt cheese on the salmon patty. Enjoy the perfect taste in every bite!
How do you keep salmon burgers from falling apart on the grill?
To keep salmon burgers from falling apart on the grill: handle the mixture gently, refrigerate before grilling, oil the grates, cook over medium heat, and flip carefully.
- 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
- 4 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
- 1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes
- 1/2 tsp Lime Zest
- 1 tbsp Lime Juice
- 1 tsp grated Ginger
- 2 x COBS Bread Herb & Garlic Gourmet Hamburger Buns
- 3 tbsp Mayonnaise
- 2 x 5-6oz Wild Salmon Fillets
- 2-4 leaves Organic Butter Lettuce
- 1 Red Onion, thinly sliced
- 1 Seedless Cucumber, thinly shaved/peeled
Combine all ingredients for the marinade in a food container. Add salmon fillets and leave to marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes.
If you are cooking on a grill follow these instructions:
- Turn grill on high. Brush grills with a bit of oil.
- Once the grill reaches 350F or higher, place the salmon fillets diagonally (45 degree angle) on the grill, skin side up.
- For thick fillets, cook this side for 1.5 minutes, or cook for 1 minute for thinner fillets.
- Rotate the fillets 90 degrees to complete the cross-hatch grill marks, cook for 30-45 seconds.
- Flip salmon fillets (skin side up). Again, diagonally on the grill (45 degree angle), cook for 1 minute for thicker fillets, 45 seconds for thinner fillets.
- Complete the cross-hatch grill marks on this side by rotating the fillets on a 90 degree angle, cook for 30 seconds. Take off the grill presentation side up. Add pinch of salt and pepper to the salmon fillets
If you are cooking in a pan, follow these instructions:
- Add 2 tbsp cooking oil to a non-stick frying pan. Turn on element to med-high heat.
- While the oil is heating up, remove salmon fillets from marinade.
- Once the oil is hot, carefully place the salmon fillets skin side up on the pan using a tong (some oil may splash a bit). Cook this side of the fillet for 2.5 minutes for thick fillets and 2 minutes for thin fillets.
- Flip salmon fillets with tongs to cook the other side. Cook this side for 2 minutes for thick fillets and 1.5 minutes for thin fillets.
- Take fillets off the pan and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Assembling the Burgers
- Toast or grill the hamburger buns to your likeness.
- Spread mayonnaise on both sides of each hamburger bun.
- On the bottom part of the sandwich, add 1-2 leaves of butter lettuce.
- Add cooked salmon fillets with the skin side down.
- Add 2-3 thin onion rings on top of the salmon fillets.
- Add shaved cucumber slices on top of the red onion and completed the burger by adding the top of the bun.