This Handmade Salmon Burger with Orange Basil Mayo sings a perfect harmony of flavors! It’s a gourmet masterpiece that’ll make your taste buds sing. Start off by making a thin ground salmon patty seasoned with old bay seasoning and old fashioned mustard shaped and chilled to set. Pan-fried until golden and topped with melted Havarti cheese. Serve each patty on a toasted brioche bun with a zesty and herby orange basil mayonnaise, crispy lettuce, and pickled red onions. This dish is quick to make, and perfect for summer.
Welcome back, food enthusiasts! Today, we’re diving into a culinary adventure that brings together the ocean’s freshness, garden-fresh herbs, and zesty citrus notes in a single bite. We’re thrilled to introduce you to our masterpiece: the Handmade Salmon Burger with Orange Basil Mayo. From the moment this creation touches your taste buds, you’ll be transported to a world of flavors that dance harmoniously together.
Picture this: succulent salmon fillets, seasoned to perfection with garlic powder, onion powder, Old Bay, salt, pepper, and a touch of old-fashioned mustard. But that’s just the beginning. We believe in creating experiences that tantalize all senses, which is why each element of this dish is meticulously curated. The seasoning is carefully selected to highlight the use of seafood and compliment its delicate profile so that nothing is over powering.
The Crafting Process
Into the food processor goes the cubed salmon. A quick blitz, just enough to bring everything together, and you’re left with a blend of ingredients that promises to deliver bursts of umami in every bite. The gentle art of forming these mixtures into four even patties takes patience, ensuring that each patty is the embodiment of our culinary passion. When forming the patties, be gentle as you don’t want to over handle with your hands. If the mixture is too delicate try and shape it into balls and immediately place into the fridge or wait until the mixture is cool and more firm before handling.
A Sizzling Affair with the Skillet
It’s time to introduce these delectable patties to a hot, cast iron skillet. As the sizzle fills the air, anticipation grows. The careful flip, the golden sear – it’s a sensory experience that heightens your appetite. But we’re not done yet. A touch of spiced Havarti cheese atop each patty brings a creamy and mildly layer that pairs effortlessly with the salmon’s richness. I love the choice of Havarti cheese here because of its very mild taste. I don’t recommend using anything stronger, especially an orange cheddar where the flavors wouldn’t meld so well together and one would over power the other rather than compliment.
The Orange Basil Mayo
Our journey doesn’t stop at the patty. The Orange Basil Mayo is a tangy, creamy masterpiece that adds a layer of sophistication to our creation. Imagine the zest of oranges mingling with the aromatic essence of fresh basil, all harmonizing in a blend of mayo and garlic. It’s the citrusy elegance of flavors you didn’t know you needed and ties the whole thing together.
Now comes the moment of truth – building the burger. A toasted brioche bun sets the stage, its warmth and softness embracing the salmon patty. A generous spread of the Orange Basil Mayo becomes the adhesive that holds it together. Crisp lettuce leaves provide a refreshing contrast, while the pickles, pickled red onions, and jalapenos add a level of textures and flavors that elevate each bite.
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