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Mar 9, 2011 09:45 AM

Salmon burgers?

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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  1. 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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    1. re: ivysmom

      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.

    2. 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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      1. re: shellymck

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

        1. re: repete

          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.

      2. 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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        1. re: mrsphud

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

          1. re: rappel75

            Wegmans has two frozen housemade varieties, sometimes three.

            1. re: chowsearch

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