Actually I haven't made it yet but I want to comment about the salmon used. Of course fresh salmon is best and typically the recipes do not specify the salmon species used. I live on the Puget Sound in WA and eat salmon on a regular basis. The most tasty salmon in my opinion are sockeye and chinook. Then silver (coho) and perhaps pink salmon. I would not use chum salmon. I have never tried making a salmon burger but plan on trying the recipe using fresh sockeye which is available now (Aug and Sept.) Sockeye is my favorite. One comment for a salmon burger recipe included "bland." That was probably due to using canned, perhaps pink, salmon.