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Is it Wednesday?


I mean it feels like Tuesday, but word on the street is that is most definitely Wednesday.


You guys, I have started like 10 different paragraphs and then proceeded to delete all of them. My brain is just not thinking properly. Honestly, I do not think it is functioning at ALL today. Ugh.

You know what else?


I am so intimidated by fish. It’s so delicate and um can be rather…..disturbing? I mean it’s scally and just a wee bit smelly. So I tend to avoid fish. I know. I know. Avoid fish, what???

But you know how some people are afraid of yeasted bread dough’s? Well give me some yeast, flour and water and I am in my element. Fish, not so much. Don’t get me wrong I cook it, but always on the grill and either stuffed in a taco shell or eaten over rice.

I think it because growing up, we NEVER ate any fish. Only my dad likes fish. So when its nine against one, while you can guess for yourself how that always turned out.


So I did something crazy and made salmon burgers. Thai Salmon Burgers. With all the fixings. They are INSANE.

The salmon pair’s perfectly with the sweet Thai sauce. Trust me you will not even think about grabbing that overly used red bottle (um, ketchup) all you’ll be saying is pass the sweet Thai sauce.


Thai Salmon Burgers

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories Per Serving: 655 kcal

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  • Combine all the ingredients together for the sauce: the sweet chili sauce, fish sauce, coconut milk, brown sugar, garlic cloves, peanut butter, ginger, lime juice, soy sauce and peanut oil. Whisk until combined and fairly smooth. Scoop out about 1/4 cup of the sauce and set it aside. Place the rest in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes until slightly thickened. Set aside.
  • Add salmon to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until it’s somewhat ground. You can also chop the salmon very finely with a sharp knife.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground salmon with the salt, pepper, sliced green onions, panko bread crumbs, egg and 1/4 cup of sauce that you set aside. Mix until just combined, making sure everything is incorporated. The patties can be slightly difficult to put together since they are so "wet". So to cook them, I heated a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, added 1 tablespoon of peanut oil then quickly formed the patties one at a time, placing them in the skillet. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until you can see the edges brown and the salmon becoming opaque so the burgers flip easily. Flip gently but quickly, and cook for another 3-5 minutes or until the burgers are cooked through. The salmon cooks quickly so keep a close eye on them, you dont want a dry burger!
  • To make the slaw, quickly throw together the cabbage, carrots and peanuts, tossing well. Add 3-4 tablespoons of the sauce, then toss well to coat. Add additional sauce if desired. Place each burger on a bun and top with a heaping spoonful of the slaw and additional sauce if desired.


*Because of how wet the patties are, I am not sure how these would hold up on an outside grill.
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Inspired by Jessica.


Don’t they make your mouth just water?

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  1. 5 stars
    Love these! Best salmon burgers of all! Do you think they could be made ahead and frozen? I would love to make them in a mini size on a slider bun for a party!

    1. Hi Jan,
      Happy Friday!!🍉🥭 I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks for making it and sharing your comment! Yes, you could totally freeze these! xT

  2. Tieghan! Girllllll!!! These were a-maz-ing!!!!! I opted for a toasted brioche bun. We cooked them on the flat top and they were absolutely delicious!

    In my house, in the summer, we have sandwich Sundays. We don’t usually repeat Sammie’s but this one 100% going to be a repeat! Even my kids loved them!

    1. Hi Jenna,
      Happy Monday!!🇺🇸😎 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it was a winner! xT

    1. Hey Hilary,
      I appreciate you making this recipe and I’m thrilled to hear that it turned out well for you! Have a great weekend! xx