Homemade salmon patties made with mouthwatering grilled salmon and mixed with onion, red bell pepper, and fresh herbs. They are grilled for a few more minutes and paired perfectly with the soft brioche buns, lettuce, tomato, and homemade sauce for the best bite!
Course Main Course
Keyword grilled salmon, salmon patties
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 32minutes
Total Time 47minutes
Servings 4(makes 4-6)
1.5lbskin on salmon filet(1.5-1.75 lb filet will work)
Prepare the grill to have two temperature zones and make sure to clean the grill grate. (Even though you will be cooking over the hot zone, you may need to move salmon over to the cooler side if the skin starts to burn before it's cooked through.)
Rub salmon all around, especially the skin, with some oil and season it with salt and pepper.
Place salmon in the grill skin down and cook it, with the lid closed, until it's opaque and firm to the touch. Depending on the thickness of salmon, it will take from 15-20 minutes. Thicker filet, may take a few minutes longer. (Please note, that if you are cooking several thin filets and not one 1.5 piece, it will take much less time, around 8-12 minutes.)
Preparing Salmon Patties:
Prepare all the ingredients for the salmon patties while salmon is cooking.
Once salmon is done, take it off the grill and let it rest for about 5 minutes.
Use a fork to flake the meat off the skin. Discard the skin and place the cooked salmon meat into a mixing bowl.
Add all onions, bell pepper, pressed garlic, egg, bread crumbs, mayo, Dijon mustard, herbs, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to the bowl with salmon meat and mix everything to combine thoroughly.
Note: it's best to use a grill basket, grill wok (with holes), or another grill topper for holding the salmon patties. Make sure to grease a grill basket first, before adding the patties onto it.
Shape salmon mixture into patties that are about 4 inches in diameter and place them onto the greased grill basket. Spray some cooking oil on top of each patty.
Place the grill basket with patties onto the grill, close the lid and cook for 5-6 minutes. Carefully flip each patty over and add cook another 5 minutes.
Take it off the grill.
Make Salmon Burgers:
Combine mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and capers together for the sauce.
To make the burgers, simply divide the salmon patties among the Brioche buns, add some sauce, lettuce, tomato slices, thinly sliced onions, and any other toppings you would like.