Sockeye Salmon Burgers with Rhubarb Chutney

A stack of scrumptious sockeye salmon burgers with iceberg lettuce and rhubarb chutney

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings

Rhubarab Chutney:

  • 1 lb Rhubarb, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (3 cups)
  • 1 cup dried dark Red Cherries
  • 1/2 large Red Onion, peeled and diced
  • 3/4 cup dried Blueberries
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece fresh Ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 cup light Brown Sugar, not packed
  • 1/2 cup tart Red Cherry Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Honey

Salmon Burgers:

  • 1 lb wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon, boneless, skinless and divided
  • 2 Tbsp fresh minced Cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp thinly sliced Green Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • Juice of half a Lime
  • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • Salt & fresh ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • Cooking Spray
  • 4 favorite Burger Buns


  • Garnishes: Red Onion, Lettuce, Pickles


Rhubarab Chutney: Combine rhubarb and all chutney ingredients except wine vinegar and honey in a large saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, over medium-low heat about 20 minutes. Stir in vinegar and honey. Continue to cook and stir over medium-low heat another 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Reserve half of chutney for burgers; refrigerate remainder for another use.

Salmon Burgers:Dice half of the salmon in 1/4-inch cubes; set aside in a medium bowl. Pulse the other half in a mini food processor until smooth; stir gently in with the diced salmon.

In a separate bowl, combine cilantro, green onion, garlic, lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil and smoked paprika. Add cilantro mixture to salmon, stirring gently just to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Shape salmon mixture into 4 patties, about 3/4 inch thick; chill until ready to cook. Grill or sauté salmon patties (in a non-stick spray-coated pan) about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Place on buns and top with a dollop of Rhubarb Chutney and desired toppings.

Toppings: Lettuce, tomato, thinly sliced onions, pickles.

Recipe courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI)