If you like salmon, you will LOVE this. If you don’t like salmon, well, you really should try it again.
I have been known to pick salmon over a steak. And, I. Heart. Steak. But there’s something about salmon I just can’t resist – maybe it’s the soft texture that just melts in your mouth. Or perhaps it’s the buttery taste that can make me salivate if I just think about it.
As a child, I don’t think I ever had salmon, so I can’t say if I liked it or not, but I’ve ended that cycle. My 2-year-old devours it. My 9-year-old asks for it. If my single digit children like it, surely you-adult reader-can give it a shot.
A good intro into salmon would be in burger form. The salmon flavor is masked. Just remember as you’re taking a bite, this is NOT red meat. If you can appreciate the flavors as something other than a beef burger, I guarantee you’ll enjoy this. The pineapple glaze is good enough to drink. I’m pretty sure Kevin did.
Again, you can make your own ground salmon like we did with our Grilled Salmon Burger With Lemon Sauce – if you get a fresh salmon steak, have the butcher grind it, or bring it home and use your food processor, or you can even get out some aggression and use your own two hands.
An important step to remember in this process is to grill it on top of foil. The salmon wants to crumble – it’s just so tender and moist. Keeping it on a bed of aluminum foil will make everyone happier, including the burger.
So branch out and try something new tonight!
Honey Pineapple Glazed Salmon Burgers
- 1 pound of fresh ground salmon
- 1 tbn soy sauce
- 1 clove of garlic - chopped
- 2 tbn garlic
- 1 tsn worchestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup of panko
- grilled pineapple rings
- thick slices of red onion - grilled
- 1/4 cup of pineapple juice - leftover from the can of pineapple rings
- 2 tbn honey
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1 tbn cornstarch or flour
- 2 garlic cloves crushed
- Grill onion and pineapple slices so they get the burn markes on each side. Set aside.
- Mix the salmon meat with the other ingredients, form into patties.
- Cook the burgers on a sheet of aluminum foil for about 10-15 minutes at a grill temp of 300.
- Baste burger with the sauce and then serve with the sauce on the burger. Top burger with pineapple and onion.
- Sauce Instructions:
- In a small bowl mix the cornstarch/flour with the water. In a sauce pan bring the pineapple juice, honey and soy sauce to a boil. Add the cornstarch/flour mixture, and mix well. Add the garlic and parsley, and either refrigerate until you're ready to serve, or serve immediately.