Photo: Oxmoor House
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
38 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger)

Quick-pickled cukes give these burgers tart crunch. Panko and egg white hold the patties together. Use cilantro leaves on the burgers as you would ­lettuce for herby freshness.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add cucumber. Let stand 30 minutes. Drain.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Place 1 patty on bottom half of each bun; top each patty with 6 cucumber slices and top half of bun.

Chef's Notes

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Also appeared in: Oxmoor House, None, 2013,Cooking Light Lighten Up, America!

Ratings & Reviews

MarciaWykel's Review

vickierigsby
April 15, 2013
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.

kimpiff's Review

KathleenLee
July 17, 2012
These are amazing

vickierigsby's Review

Emz101
June 24, 2012
Really good. I used fresh salmon and don't skip the pickled cucumbers. It brings out so many flavors.

KathleenLee's Review

KellyDiff
May 23, 2013
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ViennaVAfoodie's Review

AutumnA
June 12, 2012
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Cyclequeen's Review

daneanp
June 18, 2012
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AnnieCG's Review

STmarch
May 28, 2012
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!

Emz101's Review

Cyclequeen
May 02, 2013
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.

KellyDiff's Review

ViennaVAfoodie
May 26, 2012
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.

ChefJuje's Review

ChefJuje
July 20, 2012
I topped mine with peach salsa - absolutely delicious. The cucumbers looked good, too. I just didn't have any on hand.