Whether you celebrate Easter or not, these salmon burgers with wasabi mayo are a winner all year round. A light, fresh salmon burger on top of a beautiful, crunchy ciabatta bread roll, topped with a dollop of wasabi mayo, your taste buds will be in absolute heaven! Nothing beats the combination of salmon, wasabi, and fresh, crunchy vegetables!
I was going to call it and say Easter was my favourite holiday of the year, but I can’t. Christmas you still win, Easter you come in at second place.
I don’t know what it is about Easter, I just love it. Usually in Australia at this time of year, the weather is still quite warm, the seasons are changing into autumn and it’s generally a beautiful time of year.
While over the years, less and less time has been spent with family at Easter, it is still a special time of year for us celebrating with friends.
For the past 3 years or so we’ve hosted what we like to call our ‘orphans Easter’. This was a party for anyone, like ourselves, who wasn’t around family for that time of year.
It usually included an epic seafood dinner party on Good Friday, followed by some quality beach time or outdoor time spent with our friends.
While I’m not overly religious, seafood was always the norm for Good Friday.
Our Good Friday feasts would usually include a huge bowl of prawns, a stuffed snapper and a ton of fresh salads, and of course chocolate. In my eyes, you can’t have Easter without chocolate!
While our traditions have somewhat changed since moving to America, we are making an effort to bring back our ‘orphans Easter’ this Good Friday but hosting a smaller seafood dinner party with a bunch of our closest friends.
I’m thinking mussels this year maybe in a white wine broth, some fresh bread, some salmon dip, and possibly the appearance of these salmon burgers with wasabi mayo! I haven’t entirely decided yet!
These salmon burgers with wasabi mayo were intentionally planned for a pre-Good Friday post. I know it is so often hard to find something easy and tasty to make, especially if you’re entertaining for guests, and I thought these burgers would be so good to have over Easter.
The burgers themselves are quite simple, I purposely went for tinned salmon because it would cut down on preparation time, and kept the bun ingredients to a minimal.
These salmon burgers with wasabi mayo are fresh, utilising the flavours of the herbs and salad bun ingredients, and have the perfect amount of kick to them with the wasabi.
I absolutely love wasabi, and the heat of the wasabi marries perfectly to the salmon. If you’ve ever eaten fresh salmon or sashimi, you know what I’m talking about!
So here’s to a happy Easter! May your Easter be filled with celebrations with friends, family, food, wine and fun! – Georgie x x
- 1 large tin tin of pink salmon,drained
- 5 green onions finely sliced
- 1 tablespoon of chopped dill
- 1 large russet potato
- 2 eggs
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 tablespoon of cilantro
- ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
- 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
- ½ - 1 teaspoons wasabi paste (note 1)
- squeeze of lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- olive oil or grapeseed oil for frying
- extra panko for rolling patties
- red onion
- ciabatta bun (note 2)
- Boil potato in cold water for until soft when poked with a knife
- In a large bowl, smash up drained salmon, and stir in dill, green onion and cilantro.
- Drain potatoes and mash potato in saucepan
- Add potato to salmon mix and stir to combine
- Mix in panko crumbs, eggs and lemon juice.
- Season with salt and pepper and taste.
- Roll patties into shape.
- Roll in panko breadcrumbs
- Heat olive oil/grapeseed oil in a fry pan or skillet.
- Fry salmon pattie on one side for 3-4 minutes, then flip and do the same for the other.
- Place arugula on bun, top with radish and red onion.
- Combine wasabi and mayonnaise in a bowl and dollop onto salmon pattie.
note 2- any decent bun would be fun, I just love ciabatta bread! Sourdough would be perfect too!
Over to you!
What are your plans over the Easter weekend?
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