Great Lakes Burger Bar's grilled salmon burger recipe

This recipe for a grilled salmon burger comes courtesy of Omar and Shimar Mitchell, owners of Great Lakes Burger Bar. The franchise just opened a new location in Garden City. To find a location near you, visit

1 1/4 pounds center-cut salmon fillet, skin and pin bones removed
2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
Pinch of course black pepper
2 tablespoons of dill
Pinch of kosher salt
1/2 cup Diced Bell Peppers
1/2 cup Diced Red Onions
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup Melted Butter
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing 4 brioche buns, split
Garlic Mayo sauce and arugula for topping.Directions
Cut three-quarters of the salmon into 1/4-inch pieces. Put in a large bowl. Cut the rest of the salmon into chunks; transfer the chunks to a food processor along with the old bay, dill, lemon juice, and butter. Pulse to make a paste.

Add the pureed salmon mixture to the bowl with the diced salmon. Add the peppers, onions, 2 tablespoons panko, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and black pepper to taste. Gently mix until just combined.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and brush with olive oil. Divide the salmon mixture into 4 mounds on the parchment paper. With damp hands, pat into 4-inch-wide, 3/4-inch-thick patties. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the broiler or Flat Surface Grill. Spread the remaining 1 cup panko on a plate. Press both sides of the salmon patties in the panko. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties (in batches if necessary) and cook until browned on the bottom, 3 to 4 minutes, adjusting the heat if necessary. Turn and cook until the other side is browned and the patties feel springy in the center, 3 to 4 more minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain; season with salt.

Meanwhile, arrange the buns, cut-side up, on a broiler or Grill pan until toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve the patties on the buns; top with garlic mayo sauce and choice of topping.