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Cajun-style Alaska Salmon Burgers recipe

January 30, 2020

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These Cajun-style Alaska salmon burgers make for a fantastic change to the menu from the standard chicken and beef burgers. Perfect for preparing ahead of time and enjoying on the BBQ in the summer.

When it comes to enjoying salmon, it can be easy to think that it needs to be enjoyed as salmon steak. Possibly covered in a beautiful accompanying sauce served with new potatoes and fresh vegetables. A dish that you might only enjoy whilst eating out or maybe once a month when you want to enjoy something a little bit special.

The reality is that salmon can be enjoyed in a variety of different ways including in the beautiful Cajun-style Alaska salmon burgers recipe that I have treated you to below. Showcasing just how easy it to enjoy salmon and why you shouldn’t be discounting purchasing canned Alaska salmon from the supermarket.

Nutritional benefits of eating wild Alaska seafood

Protein: Seafood from Alaska is an excellent source of lean protein as well as other important vitamins and minerals including amino acids, selenium, vitamins E, C, D, and A. Eating this complete high-quality protein builds and maintains lean body mass, regulates metabolism and builds stronger muscles which results in greater mobility, strength and dexterity. 

Omega-3: Seafood from Alaska is packed with the healthy omega-3 fatty acids, essential to the human body. DHA and EPA help to ensure a healthy heart, brain, immune system, vision, nerve cells and gums. 

Vitamins: A, C, D and E

Minerals: Zinc. Iron, Selenium and Calcium

A sandwich sitting on top of a plate of food, with Salmon and Salmon burger
Photo credit: Steve Lee

Selecting canned Alaska Salmon

Did you know that canned salmon comes in two forms? Available in both skin & bone and skinless & boneless.

The benefits of skin & bone salmon are that it falls apart easily and it is full of calcium. A 213g can of skin & bone pink salmon has 240mg of calcium. The body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. It also helps with cardiac muscle protection, weight management, the prevention of kidney stones and dental care. However, this is a benefit that skinless & boneless cans don’t have, so be sure to double-check the label next time you purchase.

Where can you buy Alaska salmon?

Alaska seafood is available at all major supermarkets including Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASDA, Morrisons, Iceland, Aldi and Lidl. 

  • Alaska salmon is found in fillets (chilled and frozen), canned and smoked. 
  • Alaska pollock is sold in frozen fillets by most supermarkets including Ocado and Iceland.
  • Canned salmon from Alaska is sold by John West, Princes and many own-brand labels.

Wild salmon and pollock can both be cooked from frozen.

How to make Cajun-style Alaska Salmon Burgers

A sandwich on a plate, with Salmon and Salmon burger
Photo credit: Steve Lee

Recipe credit: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

Ingredients:

  • 1 x 418g or 2 x 213g cans red or pink Alaska salmon
  • 400g can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 400g can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 celery stick, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 medium courgette, grated
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
  • 4 burger buns, cut in two
  • Shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes and gherkins, to serve

Serves 4

Method:

  1. Drain the salmon and remove the skin and bones, if wished. Break into large chunks.
  2. Put the cannellini and kidney beans into a food processor with the red onion, celery, thyme, egg yolk and Cajun seasoning and blitz together, though avoid over-processing. Tip into a bowl and mix in the grated courgette and salmon chunks. Season with black pepper.
  3. Form the mixture into 4 burgers. Beat the egg white with 2 tbsp water and brush over the burgers.
  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the burgers over a medium heat for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  5. Toast the cut sides of the burger buns and pile lettuce leaves on top of the bases. Place the salmon burgers on top, then finish off with tomato slices and gherkins.

Cook’s tip: Choose different bread for serving the burgers, such as ciabatta or granary rolls.


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Cajun-style Alaska Salmon Burger recipe

Course: Dinner
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

These Cajun-style Alaska salmon burgers make for a fantastic change to the menu from the standard chicken and beef burgers. Perfect for preparing ahead of time and enjoying on the BBQ in the summer.

Ingredients

  • 1 x 418g or 2 x 213g cans red or pink Alaska salmon

  • 400g can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

  • 400g can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 small red onion, roughly chopped

  • 1 celery stick, roughly chopped

  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

  • 1 egg, separated

  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning

  • 1 medium courgette, grated

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tbsp olive or vegetable oil

  • 4 burger buns, cut in two

  • Shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes and gherkins, to serve

Directions

  • Drain the salmon and remove the skin and bones, if wished. Break into large chunks.
  • Put the cannellini and kidney beans into a food processor with the red onion, celery, thyme, egg yolk and Cajun seasoning and blitz together, though avoid over-processing. Tip into a bowl and mix in the grated courgette and salmon chunks. Season with black pepper.
  • Form the mixture into 4 burgers. Beat the egg white with 2 tbsp water and brush over the burgers.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the burgers over a medium heat for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Toast the cut sides of the burger buns and pile lettuce leaves on top of the bases. Place the salmon burgers on top, then finish off with tomato slices and gherkins.

Notes

  • Choose different bread for serving the burgers, such as ciabatta or granary rolls.

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