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Sesame Basil Salmon Burgers

salmon_burgersI’ve been experimenting with this one for months and it’s finally ready. I can tell because not only were there no leftovers last night, there were sad faces when third helpings were unavailable!


1 1/4 lbs fresh wild salmon, deboned and skinned
2 to 3 Tbsp celery, finely chopped, almost minced
1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds (I buy these in bulk at the Asian market)
2 Tbsp minced red onion
2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 egg
1 tsp minced ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp salt

Rinse salmon and pat-dry. Place about a third to one half of the salmon in a food processor and pulse until finely ground but not mushy. Hand-dice the rest of the salmon into small chunks. Place both the ground and diced salmon together into a mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Mix everything together thoroughly. Form into 2 inch patties. Set a large skillet to heat at medium-high. When hot, add a tablespoon or so of grapeseed or olive oil. After the oil has had time to get hot, add patties as they fit and pan-fry about 2 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked to your liking. Re-oil pan and repeat the process until all are cooked. Keep a wooden spoon nearby to whack the back of any hands that prematurely grab for one of these. Great served with avocado summer fruit salsa and steamed kale with hollyhock.

One Response to “Sesame Basil Salmon Burgers”

  1. Nick Wise says:

    This sounds amazing. /drool

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