Sesame Salmon Burger with Apricot Soy Sauce Glaze

Sesame Salmon Burger with Apricot Soy Sauce. Sweet and salty flaky salmon burger that's fresh and healthy. Tender flaky fish with a fruity and savory finish
Course Burger
Cuisine Seafood
Keyword easy salmon burger, salmon burger, vegetarian burger
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 373kcal
Author Matthew Ivan


Apricot Soy Sauce Glaze

  • ¼ cup apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro plus extra leaves for garnish

Other Ingredients

  • 2 4- ounce salmon steaks
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 sesame or whole-wheat hamburger buns


  • Place small saucepan over medium heat. Add all sauce ingredients. Stir and bring to low simmer, reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until sauce thickens into a glaze. Take off heat.
  • Coat both sides of fish with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle both sides with even layer of sesame seeds, pat down to adhere to fish.
  • To cook fish in a pan: Heat olive oil in medium pan to medium-high heat. Add salmon steaks and cook 2–3 minutes per side or until cooked completely. Fish should flake apart with a fork.
  • To cook fish on the grill: Heat grill to medium high heat. Place fish on top of greased foil sheet (to prevent sticking and filling into cracks), close lid and cook 2-3 minutes. Carefully rotate and cook 2–3 minutes more, until opaque white flaky.
  • Toast buns if desired. Place one salmon steak on each bun and drizzle with half of apricot glaze for each burger. Top with cilantro leaves for garnish and place other half of bun on top.


Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 3.8mg