Marty’s Salmon Burgers with Cilantro, Pickled Ginger, Lemon Aioli and Spicy Greens

Marty’s Salmon Burgers with Cilantro, Pickled Ginger, Lemon Aioli and Spicy Greens


1 Lb wild Alaskan Coho salmon burger
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup pickled ginger
1/2 small red onion, diced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3/4 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
Brioche buns
Spicy Greens (watercress, arugula or radicchio)

Credit: Marty Gallipeau

For the Lemon Aioli:
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper
For the Sriracha Mayo:
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Sriracha chili sauce


1. Remove Coho salmon burger from packaging and place in large mixing bowl. If you are using salmon fillets, remove the skin and chop salmon into quarter-inch pieces or chop using a food processor.
2. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper to make the lemon aioli. In the large mixing bowl, add chopped cilantro, pickled ginger, diced red onion, lemon aioli, soy sauce, panko and salt and pepper to the salmon. Mix well to combine.
3. Form the mixture into two large patties, or four smaller patties. You can form the patties on parchment paper with a drizzle of vegetable oil to keep the salmon from sticking. Cover patties with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 1.5 hours.
4. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high with vegetable oil or avocado oil. Carefully place salmon burgers onto skillet and cook for four minutes per side (two minutes per side for the smaller patties). Set burgers aside to rest.
5. Toast brioche buns lightly with butter. Add sriracha mayo to buns, then salmon burgers and top with spicy greens such as watercress and/or arugula. Enjoy!