Salmon Burgers with Tarragon Mayonnaise Recipe

Salmon Burger with Tarragon Mayonnaise are really delicious, plus they are moist and perfectly flavored.  During salmon season in the Pacific Northwest, especially in Oregon and Washington, these are a must make.

This wonderful salmon burger recipe was shared with me by Charlotte Crowley of Portland, Oregon.  I have shared this recipe on my web site for many years and now I am finding it all over the internet.  It sounds to me that a lot of people are enjoying Charlotte’s recipe.

Salmon Burger with lettuce, tomatoes, and french fries

More of Linda’s great Salmon Recipes and also How To Select, Buy, and Cook Fish.

Salmon Burgers with Tarragon Mayonnaise Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
21 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Salmon Burgers with Tarragon Mayonnaise Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Salmon Burgers:
Tarragon Mayonnaise:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon small capers, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh-squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon leaves, freshly-chopped or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon**
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 teaspoon horseradish, prepared
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Salmon Burger with Tarragon Mayonnaise Instructions:
  1. Prepare Tarragon Mayonnaise; refrigerate until ready to serve.

  2. In a large bowl, combine salmon, mayonnaise, onion, capers, lemon juice, tarragon, mustard, horseradish, salt, and pepper.  Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until well chilled.

  3. Remove salmon mixture from refrigerator; add breadcrumbs and mix until combined.  Shape into four (4) 1-inch patties.

  4. In a large frying pan over medium heat, melt butter.  Add salmon patties and cook approximately 3 minutes per side or until just firm to touch and brown and crusty.  Remove from heat.

  5. To serve, place 1 slice of toast or bun on each of 4 individual serving plates.  Top each with salmon burger.  Spread burgers generously with Tarragon Mayonnaise, a tomato slice, 2 radicchio leaves, and second toast slice or bun.  Serve and enjoy!

  6. Makes 4 servings.

Tarragon Mayonnaise Instructions:
  1. Also excellent served with poached fish and crab cakes.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, yogurt, onions, capers, lemon juice, tarragon, mustard, horseradish, salt, and pepper; mix until well blended.

  3. Cover and store in refrigerator until ready to use.

Recipe Notes

* Check out Making Homemade Bread Crumbs.

** Using fresh tarragon leaves is the best.

Source:  Photo from Coastal Living online magazine.

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