With all the headline fuss about meat free burgers, you might have forgotten about the humble salmon burger. I mean, I had. These caught my eye lately and seemed like such a radical change of pace, I just had to try them.
Here’s some shots of the cooked product. I used my air fryer – I always do when a product says it can cook up in the oven like these. The air fryer is faster, better and produces less heat in the house. I had some garden fresh veggies from a friend: fennel seeds (that went into an aioli), shishito peppers, cucumber and corn – the salmon burgers seemed like a perfect fit!
The taste is reminiscent of canned pink salmon; indeed the ingredients list (see below) mentions pink salmon. That’s no bad thing to me, I quite enjoy canned seafood from time to time. The salon flavor is mild and not overtly fishy or funky. There is however an absolute whack of salt. I’m a self confessed salt monster, but these were S-A-L-T-Y. That wasn’t a bad thing for me, I actually quite liked it, but you might want to take note.
Texturally I was pleased to see that these weren’t too overly processed and unidentifiably mushy. There’s some binder of course, but there’s noticeable flaky salmon in there too. So much so that as the product cooks up it does start to crumble, so take care.
If you’re looking for a fun and fresh change of pace for your burger buns, I’d definitely recommend these, just keep an eye on the sodium.
Kroger Salmon Burgers nutrition and cooking
Are Kroger Salmon Burgers any good?
These pink salmon based burgers are a fun change of pace from the usual sandwich fixings. They have a mild salon flavor and lookup to a slightly crumbly texture. We’re a fan of both the taste and texture but they are quite salty – which might be an issue for you.
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