The Meal Planner

Our family LOVES salmon. We don't often play and replay the same recipe over and over, but Roasted Salmon with Sweet 'n' Hot Mustard Glaze is definitely the exception to the rule. While I have recently tried delicious new salmon recipes like Prosciutto Wrapped Salmon, Bruschetta Baked Salmon and Phyllo Salmon with Honey Garlic Sauce each of those recipes uses the same technique for salmon: roasting. These burgers helped me to step out of my salmon comfort zone and try something new...with very delicious results.

*Recipe by Rachael Ray
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Serves 4

4 (6-ounce) skinless salmon fillets, cut into large chunks
1 tbsp grill seasoning
1 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tbsp sesame seeds
3 tbsp chopped fresh dill
Olive oil for drizzling
1/2 cup softened cream cheese
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp lemon juice

Lettuce,
Tomato, sliced
Red onion, sliced
Crusty kaiser rolls, split and toasted


Place the chunks of salmon in the food processor and pulse just until the salmon is coarsely ground. Transfer the meat to a mixing bowl and add grill seasoning, poppy seeds, sesame seeds and dill. Mix until everything is combined well. Divide the mixture into four equal portions and form into burger patties. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil over each side of the burger.

Preheat your grill or a frying pan over medium high heat. If using a grill, spray with cooking spray and if using frying pan drizzle a bit of olive oil in the pan. I like my burgers well done so I cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side. If you like your salmon still a bit pink in the middle, cook only 3 minutes on each side. If using your stove top, turn your oven on to broil.

While the salmon burgers are cooking, mix together the softened cream cheese and green onions. Stir in the sour cream. Place the crusty rolls face down on the grill or under the broiler, and toast. They only need a couple minutes so don't forget about them (like I did). You will have smoke and unappetizing black buns.

Assemble the burgers by spreading the scallion cream cheese over the toasted buns, top with the salmon burger, a piece of lettuce, tomato and onion (totally optional for me...as in...I hate raw onions.)

Click here for printable version of Salmon Burgers with Scallion Cream Cheese.
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THE RESULTS?
These were incredibly delicious. The sauce definitely compliments the flavors in the salmon burgers. My husband told me that we had eaten a lot of great meals lately but this one topped them all. If you go easy on the sauce, this is an amazingly tasty & healthy supper.


For more great Rachael Ray recipes check out Saturday's with Rachael Ray at Taste and Tell.

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8 Responses
  1. Kathy Says:

    These sound delicious! I'll have to try them out (PS: I tried your recipe for the Prosciutto Wrapped Salmon... yum!)


  2. Kathy Says:

    Just tried this recipe out tonight. It was awesome!


  3. Jen B. Says:

    These were awesome! Thanks again for another great recipe!!!! You rock!


  4. Andrea Says:

    "I hate raw onions"

    A kindred spirit!!

    These sound delicious; I will be trying them soon.


  5. All of those recipes you listed sound fantastic! I love the idea of the salmon with the sweet and hot mustard.

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  6. That one is definitely my favorite!


  7. Judi Says:

    I love salmon, too, and this sounds delicious. Can't wait to try it.


  8. oh my gosh!! This was so delicious! I made this the other night and I just want to say thank you again so much for your awesome blog and meal planning menus!! Love it!!