Easy-to-make, smoky, blackened salmon burgers made with smoked paprika, cayenne, brown sugar, thyme, oregano and a cool, creamy queso fresco cream cheese spread!
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Blackened Salmon Burgers with Queso Fresco Cream Cheese

Easy-to-make, smoky, blackened salmon burgers made with smoked paprika, cayenne, brown sugar, thyme, oregano and a cool, creamy queso fresco cream cheese spread!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackened salmon, salmon burgers
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 555kcal
Author: Jamie Silva

Ingredients

BLACKENED SALMON BURGERS

  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 1 pound wild salmon boneless, skin removed
  • 1/3 cup panko crumbs
  • olive oil for cooking
  • 4 toasted buns
  • micro greens for garnish
  • sliced cucumber for garnish
  • sliced avocado for garnish, optional
  • lime wedges for serving sliced

QUESO FRESCO CREAM CHEESE

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup queso fresco
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons chopped chives
  • salt + pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix together smoked paprika, cayenne, brown sugar, thyme oregano, salt and pepper. Set aside. 
  • Cut salmon into small chunks. In a food processor, pulse the salmon and panko crumbs until ground. Form ground salmon into 4 burger patties.
  • In a hot skillet, add olive oil. Cook salmon burgers on medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side. Be careful not to overcook. Transfer to a plate.
  • While the salmon burgers cool, make the queso fresco cream cheese spread. In a bowl, mix together cream cheese, queso fresco, garlic, onion powder, chives, salt and pepper. 
  • To assemble, smear cheese mixture on toasted buns, add salmon burgers, sliced cucumbers, and micro greens. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.7g | Protein: 48.9g | Fat: 26.6g | Saturated Fat: 9.9g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 468mg | Potassium: 1115mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 4.8g | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 4.3mg