4 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns with sesame seeds, toasted
How to Make It
Combine the first 6 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add cucumber. Let stand 30 minutes. Drain.
Combine panko and the next 7 ingredients (through egg white) in a bowl, and stir well. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, gently shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Press a nickel-sized indentation in the center of each patty.
Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add patties; cook patties for 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Brush tops of patties evenly with hoisin; cook for 30 seconds.
Place 1 patty on bottom half of each bun; top each patty with 6 cucumber slices and top half of bun.
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These were great. I'm not particularly fond of salmon, but the flavor was great and I loved the crunchy cucumbers on top. Instead of hamburger buns I used a whole grain sour dough bread that I grilled with butter and grated parmesean.
These were delicious, definitely a keeper! I followed the recipe exactly, although I used a whole egg in place of the egg white, and an extra 1/4 cup of panko. I ate mine over greens with the pickled cucumbers and some chopped avocado. I did the prep work and formed the burgers in advanced, and then kept them in the fridge for a few hours. I think this helped them stay together. Can't wait to eat them again!
I didn't really like these at all. There are so many better salmon recipes out there. I found the ginger very overpowering of the salmon. The only thing that was ok in this recipe were the pickles, however I would rather just buy pickles then make them. I wouldn't make these again.
Verdict's still out on this one - I generally enjoyed, and an interesting way to use fish (I'm not a huge fan, so always looking for interesting recipes to incorporate more), but didn't love. I mixed some hoisin mixed with chili sauce as a topping for the burger, which made it more flavorful.