Up Your BBQ Game With Our Hawaiian Salmon Burger + Grilled Pineapple Recipe
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Up Your BBQ Game With Our Hawaiian Salmon Burger + Grilled Pineapple Recipe

There’s no denying that when faced with a choice of beef burger — with all those regular cheese/bacon toppings — or fish burger, most people would immediately opt for the beef. But just give us a minute here. Salmon, mixed together with piles of fresh cilantro, scallions, garlic, and a hint of chili, is light, fresh, and soooo tasty! When it’s topped off with caramelized grilled pineapple, jalapeños, and sweet chili sauce, it’s like a flavor party for the mouth. Better yet, the burgers only take five minutes or so to cook, so you can free up the grill quickly for any other barbecue goodies, like these 20-grilled-skewer recipes!

Ingredients:

Makes 4 burgers

  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 scallions, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled, roughly chopped
  • 3 teaspoons light brown muscovado sugar
  • 4 salmon fillets, skin removed
  • 1/2 packed cup of cilantro leaves
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 pineapple rings
  • 4 brioche rolls, toasted
  • 1 cup chopped salad leaves
  • ½ red bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped in small chunks
  • ½ red onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 large or 2 small jalapeños, sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons sweet chili sauce

Instructions:

  1. Place the chili flakes, salt, pepper, scallions, garlic, and one teaspoon of the sugar into a food processor. Pulse until well chopped. Add the salmon fillets and cilantro, then pulse a few times until the salmon breaks down and everything is combined.
  2. Shape the mixture into four balls using your hands. Place them on a plate and heat up the griddle (or make sure your barbecue is already pre-heated, if using). Sprinkle the remaining sugar on the pineapple slices.
  3. Brush half the oil on the salmon burgers and the rest of the oil on the griddle.* Place the burgers on the griddle/barbecue and flatten slightly with a spatula. Cook for 2-3 minutes until griddle lines appear, then turn over and cook again for a further 2-3 minutes until cooked through. Place the pineapple slices on the griddle/barbecue for 1-2 minutes each side, until lightly caramelized. Remove from the griddle/barbecue.

    *If using the barbecue, slice an onion in half and dip in the remaining oil, then use the onion to “brush” the oil onto the barbecue grill — this will help to ensure the burgers don’t stick, and will also stop oil from dripping onto the coals.

  4. Place the buns on plates. Top with the salad leaves and bell pepper pieces. Add the burgers, pineapple, onion slices, and jalapeño slices, then drizzle on the chili sauce before putting the top of the bun on the burger.

    Serve with extra sweet chili sauce!

Place the chilli flakes, salt, pepper, scallions, garlic and one teaspoon of the sugar into a food processor. Pulse until well chopped. Add the salmon fillets and cilantro then pulse a few times until the salmon breaks down and everything is combined.

Shape the mixture into four balls using your hands. Place them on a plate and heat up the griddle (or make sure your barbecue is already pre-heated, if using).

Sprinkle the remaining sugar on the pineapple slices.

Brush half the oil on the salmon burgers and the rest of the oil on the griddle.* Place the burgers on the griddle/barbecue and flatten slightly with a spatula. Cook for 2-3 minutes until griddle lines appear, then turn over and cook again for a further 2-3 minutes until cooked through. Place the pineapple slices on the griddle/barbecue for 1-2 minutes each side, until lightly caramelized. Remove from the griddle/barbecue.

*If using the barbecue, slice an onion in half and dip in the remaining oil, then use the onion to “brush” the oil onto the barbecue grill — this will help to ensure the burgers don’t stick, and will also stop oil from dripping onto the coals.

Place the buns on plates. Top with the salad leaves and bell pepper pieces. Add the burgers, pineapple, onion slices, and jalapeño slices, then drizzle on the chili sauce before putting the top of the bun on the burger.

Serve with extra sweet chili sauce!

Juicy deliciousness!

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