This recipe was so delicious and so easy! I eased back on the red curry paste – my spouse doesn’t like anything too spicy – but the flavor adds so much even if you put in just a little. Put it on home-baked buns with tomato & cucumber and a little lettuce. I liked mayo as a condiment. Will definitely add to my recipe box. Apkmusk

They are golden brown, crispy, spicy, barely sweet and savory little bundles of flavor. You can serve them on a fluffy brioche bun with some spicy mayo and slaw, or just go bun-less and tuck these crispy flavor bombs straight into a salad, which is how I like them – just nestled onto some dressed spring greens, or a bagged salad mix, with a squiggle of spicy mayo on top.

These ones in particular have that umami-rich flavor and a little sweet-spicy zing to them from the combo of red curry paste and brown sugar and lively lemongrass. They are so, so good. I love them, Bjork loves them, toddler loves them. Five-star reviews all around in this house!

Salmon burgers are never the thing you think of, and yet, somehow. when they make their way into your life, they’re always a total dinner star. These ones are shockingly easy thanks to – yes, trust me – CANNED SALMON, and they are crispy, versatile, and super nutritious.

Salmon burgers being scooped up with fork

Long Live The Short Ingredient List

The ingredient list stays short (SOS) but the flavor is big, bold, and fun thanks to soy sauce, curry paste, and, if you can find it, lemongrass. (I use a lemongrass paste, which is very user-friendly and also adds a tad bit of sweetness and it’s just so lovable in so many recipes, especially these salmon burgers.)

Here are the ingredients worth mentioning:

Likely you already have the rest: olive oil, salt, garlic powder, brown sugar.

And anything else is just the serve-with-it extras, which, to be honest, in our house is often a bagged or deli-purchased salad. No hard feelings! An exciting, vibrant, super delicious meal is on the table. Semi-homemade is the way it is right now. Let’s celebrate it.

Salmon burgers on a plate with a salad and a fork


I can’t find canned salmon. What should I use?

You can use leftover poached, grilled, baked, or steamed salmon here if you have that handy.

Do I really need the panko?

Panko gives a really nice texture to this burgers – highly recommend! If you want to ditch the refined grains, whole wheat breadcrumbs could work as well. If you want a gluten-free option, almond flour could be substituted.

How long do these burgers keep for after they’re cooked?

Leftovers keep really well – 3 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer!



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