If there was a prom for burgers (Burger Prom, if you will) the prom king would be a bacon cheeseburger and the queen would definitely be a salmon burger. Delicate and pretty the salmon burger is both admired and hated by all the other burgers. Kind of like the girl that was voted queen at my high school prom.
But unlike what’s-her-name from my high school prom, a salmon burger is the best of everything. Fancy without being high-maintenance. Hearty without being heavy. Interesting, but not pretentious. In short, a salmon burger has the whole package and is quite a catch. She totally deserves to be queen of burger prom.
I used this recipe from Cooking Light Magazine to make my salmon-cilantro burgers. I made a few adjustments, mostly making it not so light in calories by using full fat mayo and butter instead of cooking spray. These come together so quickly it’d be a great weeknight dinner and a nice alternative for regular burger night.