Chili-Glazed Salmon Burgers


Grilled salmon is relatively foolproof and a killer way to add huge flavor to a burger.

Chili-Glazed Salmon Burger
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
30 mins
Grill Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 6 mins


  • 2 pound fresh or frozen skinless, boneless salmon fillets

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions (2)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • cup mayonnaise

  • 2 - 3 tablespoon Asian chili sauce (Sriracha sauce)

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 4 cup shredded cabbage with carrot (coleslaw mix)

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh cilantro

  • Vegetable oil or canola oil

  • Asian sweet chili sauce

  • 6 sesame seed hamburger buns, split and toasted

  • 1 cup thinly sliced seedless cucumber


  1. Thaw salmon, if frozen. Rinse salmon; pat dry with paper towels. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Place salmon, half at a time, in a food processor. Cover and process until finely chopped. In a large bowl combine egg, green onions, salt, and black pepper. Add chopped salmon; mix gently until combined. Using damp hands, shape mixture into six 1/2-inch-thick patties. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine mayonnaise and 2 to 3 tablespoons Asian chili sauce. Cover and chill until needed.

  3. For slaw, in a large bowl whisk together 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil. Add shredded cabbage and cilantro; toss to coat.

  4. Lightly brush both sides of salmon patties with additional vegetable oil.

  5. For a charcoal or gas grill, place patties on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 6 to 8 minutes or until done (160°F), turning and brushing once with sweet chile sauce halfway through grilling.

  6. To serve, spread cut sides of buns with mayonnaise mixture. Fill with salmon burgers, slaw, and cucumber slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

589 Calories
35g Fat
28g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 589
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 942mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 12.2mg 61%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Potassium 867mg 18%
Folate, total 94.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 5mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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