Salmon-Apple Burgers

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 cup apple cider

2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and coarsely grated

3 medium shallots (or 1 small red onion), finely chopped

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon curry powder

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro, plus whole leaves for topping

1 1/4 pounds skinless salmon fillet, cut into 1-inch chunks

1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons mayonnaise, plus more for topping

2 teaspoons unsalted butter, plus more for the buns

4 potato buns, split and toasted

Potato chips, for serving (optional)


  1. Combine the cider, apples, 2 shallots, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1 teaspoon curry powder, and salt and pepper to taste in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook until the liquid evaporates, about 12 minutes; let cool slightly. Stir in 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro.
  2. Meanwhile, pulse three-quarters of the salmon in a food processor until finely ground. Add the remaining salmon; pulse until chopped. Transfer to a bowl; stir in the panko, mayonnaise and the remaining shallot, 2 tablespoons cilantro, 1 tablespoon vinegar and 2 teaspoons curry powder. Add salt and pepper. Form into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.
  3. Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook until browned and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Butter the buns and sandwich with the salmon burgers, mayonnaise, the apple relish and more cilantro. Serve with chips.