How to make perfect juicy burgers without a bbq [5 ingredients _ 10 minutes]

After last week agreeing with Michael Pollan that junk food is OK as long as you make it yourself, it seems like the perfect time to share my new favourite technique for cooking burgers.

Normally if I were on a burger-flipping spree, I’d fire up my barbeque to get a nice crusty patty. How to cook salmon steaks in oven But recently I’ve been spending a lot of time at my Irishman’s new residence in the Snowy Mountains which is between barbeques at the moment (not that I’m complaining, the kitchen is new and a dream to cook in – electric oven with a gas cooktop, say no more.).

So when I read about a technique for cooking burgers in a frying pan that give juicy burgers with a lovely meaty crust, I was very keen to give it a go. How to cook salmon on stove top I picked the idea up from Robert Wolke in his great food-nerd, I mean kitchen science, book ‘What Einstein Told His Cook’.

The theory goes, that if you cook your burgers on a thin layer of salt, the salt initially draws out juices from the meat.


How to cook smoked salmon fillet It then quickly congeals the juices to form a crust that prevents further moisture loss. How long to cook salmon steaks It also prevents the burgers from sticking to the pan and encourages all the delicious brown crunchy bits to stay attached to the burger rather than the pan.

On my first attempt I was working from memory on quantities and actually used more than twice the amount of salt I should have. How to grill salmon fillets While these maiden burgers delivered in terms of their crust and juiciness, they were unbearably salty. How to cook baked salmon Which didn’t stop us from devouring them but did result in copious water guzzling afterward.

Consulting the recipe for the correct quantity a few weeks later, the burger experiment was repeated with brilliant results. How long to cook salmon fillet Even in my most un-nonstick pan, they cooked without so much as hinting they were going to attach themselves to the pan. How long to cook baked salmon And the flavour was everything a good burger should be: beefy with crispy caramelised bits and perfectly seasoned. How long does salmon take to cook in oven Too easy really.

I know what constitutes the perfect burger is really a personal thing. How long to cook salmon fillets So please feel free to take this recipe and customise it.

I’ve played around with using tomato sauce (ketchup) as well as mayo and even mixing the two together to make a crazy pink hybrid sauce. How to cook salmon fillets in the oven But the mayo on its own was a hands down winner.

I normally consider onions a burger essential, but to keep this under 10 minutes, I’ve added chopped chives to the burger meat to give a little oniony flavour burst without the time required to cook down onions.

Place 1 scant teaspoon fine sea salt in a skillet or heavy based frying pan and shake to cover the base. How to cook salmon steaks in a frying pan Heat over a medium high heat for 3 minutes or until very hot.

Meanwhile, combine beef and chives and season well with black pepper only. Salmon steak cooking time Form into 2 burger patties.

Cook burgers for approx 3 minutes. Salmon fillet cooking time Lift the burgers out of the pan, shake the pan to redistribute the salt to where the burgers were. How to prepare salmon steaks Return burgers uncooked side down and sear for another 3 minutes or until cooked to your liking.

Spread mayo on the insides of your muffins or bun. Cooking a salmon fillet Place beef on the bottom half. How to cook salmon without skin Top with leaves and finally the top of the muffin / bun.

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I’ll try this out soon, it sounds so simple. How to prepare salmon fillet I also love the idea of having a burger in a muffin, never thought of making that before. Oven baked salmon with lemon I really like the wholemeal muffin that we get here too.

Many, many years ago I dated a hunter. Oven roasted salmon fillet He would bring great “slablike” venison steaks to my house and then proceed to put salt over the base of a frypan, turn it up high and then throw the steaks in. Oven cook salmon fillet The first time I was apalled at the amount of salt, but was amazed in a good way that the steaks didn’t TASTE salty. How to cook salmon fillet in a pan They were delicious. Oven baked salmon fillets I’d forgotten all about it until reading this post and am of a mind to have a go with these burgers 🙂

Thank you very much Steve! I just visited this site trying to find ideas for cooking burgers without a grill (which this recipe does sound appealing) and I came across him calling it the “Crazy Pink Hybrid Sauce”. Oven cook salmon fillets All I could think of then was hoping that a fellow Idahoan had already seen it and mentioned fry sauce.

Wow – that looks amazing – and such a clever idea. Cooking salmon with skin on Will definitely put this in my “recipes to try” folder (which is growing more quickly than I can cook!). How to cook salmon with skin on I’d have to add a 6th ingredient and add cornichons I confess – I love them! One of the best things about having kids has to be getting their pickles when we have burgers – memories like this mean you can cope with the witching hour when kids seem like less of a good idea and more punishment..

These were delicious… made them tonight. Grilling salmon with skin on Quite a bit saltier than I expected, but I think I may be able to get by with doing slightly less than 1 tsp of salt the next time I do them. Cook salmon fillet oven Otherwise, a fantastic way to cook good grass-fed beef.

Finally got off my duff and used this method for my burgers. Whole salmon fillet recipes Quite tasty, although I admittedly didn’t follow the directions when it came to what to mix into the burger! 😀

Admittedly, I like the idea now of an English muffin for a bun. Cooking frozen salmon fillets I toasted mine first, and it was wonderful!

I used this method today in a cast iron skillet and it worked wonderfully. Baked whole salmon fillet Best non-grilled burgers I’ve ever had! Thank you. Recipe for baked salmon fillet 🙂 And it was salty… but that’s the way we like things so no complaints from the husband and I. Cooking salmon fillets in oven This will be the only way we make our burgers from now on!

Thank you soooo very much for this recipe. Cooking salmon steaks in oven Have been unsuccessfully cooking burgers on the stove for 20 years. How to cook a salmon steak This recipe really works for me. Baking a salmon fillet I can’t believe how the burger puffs up and yet the middle isn’t raw. Recipe for baked salmon fillets Thanks again ever so much for taking the time to post this!!

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