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Salmon burgers?

lalabee Mar 9, 2011 09:45 AM

What do you think are the best frozen (or fresh) salmon burgers that you've found at a grocery store? And does anyone know if you can get ground salmon anywhere to make your own?

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    ivysmom RE: lalabee Mar 9, 2011 02:30 PM

    If you have a food processor, you can grind your own salmon, just pulse it until it looks like how you want it. I would think that would be a better way to go. Buying ground salmon (if it's available), well I'd worry about freshness & bacteria.

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      wayne keyser RE: ivysmom Mar 10, 2011 06:44 PM

      Canned salmon is, IMO, ideal: already cooked, the bones are easy to pick out (those you miss are likely to go unnoticed), add an egg, some parsley, form patties and fry until set ... voila!

      I hesitate to mention it here, but consider that some canned items work better than fresh in some dishes.

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      shellymck RE: lalabee Mar 9, 2011 02:47 PM

      The ones sold at Costco in Beltsville are delish--Trident brand with Alaskan salmon. About $13 for a sleeve of 12.

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        repete RE: shellymck Mar 9, 2011 09:34 PM

        More expensive but a little better quality are the Trader Joe's patties.

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          repete RE: repete Mar 9, 2011 09:41 PM

          Also, if making your own from fresh, I'd suggest a firmer fleshed, wild caught Pacific salmon, probably a coho (silver) or king (chinook). Would probably hold together better than a sockeye (red).

          But I've got a pretty nasty bias against farmed, dyed salmon.

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        mrsphud RE: lalabee Mar 11, 2011 01:53 PM

        Whole foods has several varieties. As they grind the salmon from scraps from their higher priced salmon filets, they are pretty good. We are fond of the spinach and feta variety.

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          rappel75 RE: mrsphud Mar 12, 2011 04:52 AM

          I second the trader joe's patties, although I like them with some condiment (mayo makes them delicious) as opposed to au natural.

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            chowsearch RE: rappel75 Nov 23, 2011 09:25 AM

            Wegmans has two frozen housemade varieties, sometimes three.

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              chowsearch RE: chowsearch Dec 23, 2011 04:49 PM

              Correcting the previous, Wegman's has two not-frozen housemade salmon burgers, one is slider-sized, both are good.

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