· 1 large egg· 1 1/2 pounds skinless salmon· 1/2 medium red pepper, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)· 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped· 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped· 2 chopped scallions· 1 teaspoon lime juice· 1/2 teaspoon salt· 1/2 cup panko· 2 tablespoons olive oil· 1/2 cup canola mayonnaise· 2 tablespoons lime juice· 1/2 lime zest· 4 English muffins, split and toasted
Step 1Place the salmon in the freezer for 20 minutes — not so long that it freezes, but just enough that it's firm. Finely chop the salmon by hand (You don’t want salmon purée or paté, which results in a dense burger; 1/8- to 1/4-inch pieces are ideal.)Step 2Lightly beat the egg in a large bowl. Stir in the salmon, red pepper, mint, cilantro, scallions, lime juice, salt, and panko. Mix thoroughly.Step 3To form the patties, first divide the mixture into four even piles. With slightly damp hands, and working with one pile at a time, gently form the mixture in a ball, then flatten the ball into a 1-inch-thick disk. Don’t mash or overly compact the patties, but work them enough that the burgers really hold their shape.Step 4Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add the patties and cook about 4 minutes per side (for a pink center).Step 5While the patties cook, make the lime mayonnaise: Combine the mayonnaise, lime juice and zest.Step 6Serve the burgers on the English muffins, topped with the lime mayonnaise.