Lemony Salmon Burgers with Garlic Aioli and Arugula

Salmon burgers offer a host of opportunities to create the comfort food that makes memories. How often have we heard from customers, “My grandmother used to make salmon cakes, and I loved them!” This one recipe we like on the boat. We buy large cases of lemons to take to Alaska. Fresh lemons last surprisingly well, and add a nice touch to boat cooking.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burger, Canned Salmon
Servings: 4 Burgers


  • 2-7.5 oz cans ThinkPink and/or Redhead Traditional
  • 2 eggs Lightly Beaten
  • 4 TBL fresh parsley Minced
  • 1 lemon Juiced and Zested
  • 3 TBL fresh garlic Minced
  • 1/2 Cup dry breadcrumbs
  • Tabasco or similar hot sauce To Taste
  • Kosher salt and pepper To Taste
  • 2 TBL vegetable or avocado Oil
  • 4 Squares Ciabatta or Foccacia or your favorite bun Split and Toasted
  • fresh arugula

Garlic Aioli

  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Cloves garlic
  • 1 TBL fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and pepper To Taste
  • 1/2 Cup olive oil


Lemony Salmon Burgers

  • Combine all ingredients and form into cakes. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 1 day.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat oil in your favorite frying pan on medium high heat(we like cast iron).
  • Once the oil has heated cook the burgers on each side until golden brown and transfer into the oven and cook for 10 more minutes.
  • On toasted bun spread freshly made garlic aioli and place a small amount of fresh arugula and a burger patty. Add any other condiments you prefer; fresh heirloom tomatoes or red onion would both be delicious.

Garlic Aioli

  • Combine the garlic, egg, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender and puree. Add the oil in a slow stream and continue to process until the mixture has formed a thick emulsion.
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