These healthy, gluten-free baked salmon burgers are crispy, filling, and delicious. These patties are packed with protein, healthy fats, and flavor. Enjoy with homemade five-minute tzatziki, feta, and cucumber for a Mediterranean flair!
Raise your hand if you love all things Mediterranean or Greek-inspired!
This loaded Alaska salmon burger bowl is no different.
I’m completely obsessed with this combo and I have no doubt you will be, too!
Let’s start with the basics…
Ingredients you need to make these oven-baked, gluten-free Alaska salmon burgers:
A full breakdown is in the recipe card, but this is a list of what you will need.
- Wild Alaska Salmon (*Note: Fresh salmon is best, but it can be substituted with leftover cooked salmon or 10-12oz of well-drained canned salmon. If the mixture is too moist to hold the patty shape, add more rice crumbs.)
- Rice Crumbs
- Fresh Dill
- Stone Ground Mustard (Can use dijon)
- Salt & Pepper
Now let’s talk about the quality of the ingredients.
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Pretty cool, right!?
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Now let’s talk about cooking tips.
There’s nothing worse than a dry salmon patty, so let’s make sure you’re well-informed before getting started.
Tips for making juicy salmon burgers in the oven:
Tip One: Do not overcook your salmon
I follow this recipe from Gimme Some Oven on how to bake salmon in the oven and it turns out perfect every time.
- Bring the salmon to room temperature. Let your Alaska salmon filets rest out on the counter for 15-30 minutes, until they have (at least mostly) come to room temperature. This will help with even cooking.
- Season the salmon. Blot the salmon dry on all sides with paper towels. Then place the salmon skin-side-down on a foil-covered baking sheet (or in an oven-proof, non-stick skillet, such as a cast-iron pan). If the ends of the salmon filets are really thin, just fold them under a bit for even cooking. Brush on all sides (except the bottom) with oil. Sprinkle with your desired dry seasonings.
- Bake. Then bake at 450°F until the internal temperature of the salmon reaches 140°F*, about 4-6 minutes per half-inch of thickness. You can also test for doneness by inserting a fork or knife in the salmon and twisting it a bit; the fish should be opaque and flake easily.
Tip Two: Do not make them too thin
For a super juicy salmon burger, it’s important to avoid forming the patties too thin because they will dry out.
You want your burgers to be about 1 inch thick.
How to make juicy, gluten-free salmon burgers:
A full breakdown is in the recipe card, but these are the general instructions.
- Bake your Alaska salmon according to the instructions above. Do NOT overbake it.
- Flake your salmon into a large bowl. Combine all of the salmon burger ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
- Carefully form into 6-8 patties that are one-inch thick.
- Prepare your baking pan by lining with foil or parchment paper and spraying with cooking spray. Place your patties on the prepared sheet and spray tops with more cooking spray.
- Bake for 8 minutes, take the burgers out, flip and bake for ~8 additional minutes.
As always, be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think of this recipe!
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