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The Best Fish Burger Ever! NordicBlu Salmon Burger Recipe

Recipe by Chef Kelsey (aka @Colorful.palate)

June 10, 2021

Cast Iron Smashed NordicBlu Salmon Burger

Instragram Chef and food photographer extrodinair Chef Kelsey perfected this summer classic using Seatopia's NordicBlu Salmon Burgers

Fish Burgers Should Not Taste "Fishy"

Unlike store bought fish burgers that are often processed from old, unsold, previously frozen fillets and taste "fishy" until you cover them with sauces and hide the fish.... These NordicBlu Salmon burgers are made with some of the best, fattiest salmon on the planet, and ground into burger meat while at peak freshness, then super frozen and vacuum sealed to lock in flavor and nutrients.

"In this recipe, we prepare the NordicBlu salmon burgers by simply pan frying it medium rare, and lightly dressing to preserve its texture and flavor."

- Chef Kelsey

Omega-Rich Salmon Burgers

Not over-cooking fish is important if you want the benefits of the natural Omega-3 fatty acids. As we're comfortable with the quality and safety of consuming rare cooked Seatopia products, cooking for an internal temperature of 115 degree F is plenty for our taste and textural preference.  

"Starting with NordicBlu Salmon at peak freshness makes all the difference!"

- Chef Kelsey

Smash Burger

Smash burgers are made by using the process of placing a round ball of ground beef on a hot cast iron cooking surface and smashing it with a spatula to yield a thin meat patty. The result is a juicy thin burger with a nicely seared exterior.

When a burger patty hits a hot cooking surface, a chemical reaction called the Maillard reaction takes place. The Maillard reaction creates a crispy crust as well as dozens of complex flavor compounds. Those flavor compounds are what make a smashed burger so delicious.  

As our salmon patties are mostly flat, we just focus on using a hot cast iron as apposed to a grill and smash them a bit flatter while cooking. The avocado oil combined with the natural fats of the salmon will fry/sear the outside edges of the patty for that delicious smashed burger texture.



Avocado oil (for cast-iron pan)

2 NordicBlu Salmon Burgers
Kosher salt
2 potato rolls, toasted
Tomatoes, mayonnaise, leafy lettuce, and avocado (for serving)

Step 1
Heat a cast-iron griddle or large heavy skillet over medium-high until very hot, about 2 minutes, then lightly brush with oil.

Step 2
Season liberally with salt and cook, undisturbed, until outer edges are brown, about 3-4 minutes. Flip patties, season with salt, and place a slice of avocado on top of each patty. Cook until burgers are medium-rare, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 3
Serve patties on rolls with thinly sliced tomato, avocado, mayonnaise, and lettuce.

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