10/15/2012 10:00 EDT | Updated 12/15/2012 05:12 EST

Salmon and Gouda burgers make fancy fare for a casual occasion

These elegant salmon and Gouda burgers would dress up a casual occasion. They can be baked in the oven or on an indoor grill for easy preparation.

Salmon and Gouda Burgers

650 g (1 1/3 lb) skinless, boneless salmon fillet

1 clove garlic, chopped

3 green onions, chopped

10 ml (2 tsp) finely chopped ginger root

5 to 10 ml (1 to 2 tsp) sesame seed oil, to taste

30 ml (2 tbsp) soy or tamari sauce

30 ml (2 tbsp) chopped fresh coriander

1 egg

150 ml (2/3 cup) breadcrumbs or panko crumbs

90 to 125 g (3 to 4 oz) Gouda cheese, finely diced

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

4 to 6 small sesame seed burger buns


50 ml (1/4 cup) mayonnaise

125 ml (1/2 cup) grated carrots

24 thin cucumber slices

With a large, sharp knife or food processor, chop salmon finely.

Heat grill to medium-high or oven to 220 C (425 F).

In a mixing bowl, place all ingredients, except buns and garnishes. Season to taste and combine. Divide preparation into 4 to 6 parts and shape into patties.

Place patties on grill or on parchment-lined baking sheet on centre rack of oven. Cook burgers for 12 to 15 minutes, turning them over only once.

Heat buns and place burgers on them. Garnish with mayonnaise, carrots and cucumbers.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Tip: You can also cook burgers in a skillet over medium-high heat, 5 to 7 minutes per side.

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada.