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Salmon Burgers with Basil-Jalapeno Mayo

Turn your salmon in a salmon burger! These salmon burgers are perfect for the summertime grill, with plenty of flavor and LOADS of roasted jalapeno peppers. Don't forget extra jalapenos for the basil-jalapeno mayo! So good.

Salmon Burgers with Basil-Jalapeno Mayo

Salmon Burgers with Basil-Jalapeno Mayo


  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 4-5 large basil leaves, chopped
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 8 ounces salmon
  • ½ small onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil + more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasonings
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 toasted buns for serving
  • Extra jalapenos just because!

Cooking Directions

  1. For the mayo, roast the jalapeno pepper over an open flame to char the skin. Keep flipping to get each side, about 5-6 minutes, until the skin is nicely charred. Remove and cover with a paper towel. Cool, then rub off the charred skins. Place into a food processor.
  2. Add basil and mayo and process until smooth. Set aside.
  3. For the salmon patties, heat a small pan to medium heat and add some oil. Add jalapeno and onion and cook about 5 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  5. Add to a food processor.
  6. Add raw salmon and process. Remove and set into a mixing bowl.
  7. Add egg, panko, olive oil, cilantro, Cajun seasonings, and salt and pepper. Hand mix.
  8. Form into 2 patties and cook in a medium-heated pan with a few splashes of olive oil. Cook about 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  9. Set onto toasted buns and top with the jalapeno-basil mayo. Serve with extra jalapeno peppers!


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