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Recipe courtesy of DMK Burger Bar

Salmon Burgers with Curry Mayo and Asian Slaw

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 40 min
  • Prep: 35 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 pound salmon, skin and fat removed, cut in about 1/2-inch dice

3 tablespoons finely diced ginger 

2 tablespoons chopped scallions

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 tablespoon table grind pepper

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup crushed panko breadcrumbs

Vegetable oil, for greasing

Curry Mayo Sauce, for serving, recipe follows

Hamburger buns, buttered and toasted

Asian Slaw, for serving, recipe follows

Curry Mayo Sauce:

4 cups mayonnaise

1/2 cup Thai curry paste

1/4 tablespoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Juice of 1 1/2 limes

Asian Slaw: 

3 1/2 ounces rice wine vinegar

3 ounces ponzu sauce

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 tablespoon salt

Pinch black pepper

Juice of 3 limes

2 seedless cucumbers, peeled, seeded and julienned

1 red bell pepper, julienned

1/2 head green cabbage, shredded

1/2 head red cabbage, shredded


  1. Combine the diced salmon with the ginger, scallions, salt, pepper and egg in a mixing bowl and mix well. Form the salmon into 4 equal patties, and coat the tops and bottoms with the crushed breadcrumbs. 
  2. Lightly oil a grill or griddle over medium heat. You will want to cook a small portion of the mixture to test for seasoning and then adjust with salt and pepper, as needed. Cook the patties, about 2 minutes per side. 
  3. Slather 1 ounce of the Curry Mayo Sauce on the bottom bun, and top with the salmon burger, Asian Slaw and top bun and serve.

Curry Mayo Sauce:

  1. Combine the mayonnaise, curry paste, salt, cayenne and lime juice in a mixing bowl and mix well. Taste for acid and seasoning, and adjust with more salt and lime juice, if needed.

Asian Slaw: 

  1. It is best to make the slaw ahead of time and let sit for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to really blend together. 
  2. Combine the rice wine vinegar, ponzu, sugar, salt, pepper, lime juice, cucumbers, peppers and cabbages in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Taste for acid and seasoning and adjust with lime and salt, if needed.

Cook’s Note

Ponzu sauce is a Japanese citrus-based sauce. It can be found in the ethnic ingredients aisle at your local supermarket, in Japanese specialty stores or online.