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6 Seafood Burgers to Complete Your Cookouts

Is there anything better than a burger in summertime? These crowd-pleaser recipes make use of juicy, flavorful salmon, tuna, and mackerel to glow up the classic burger—and the results are incredibly delicious.

The season of barbecues, picnics, and backyard parties is upon us, and the grill is waiting. These six essential summer seafood recipes reinvent the burger in delicious and magical ways—plus they’re packed with lean protein and  essential nutrients. Best of all, they’re supremely easy to make. Try them out for your next gathering, and get ready for the recipe requests to roll in.


Accented with cilantro, lime and Thai sweet chili sauce, these little salmon cakes are instant attention-getters. Layer on slices of ripe mango and crunchy cucumber for an unexpected, deliciously Summer slider.

Mack-Bacon Burgers

This garlicky patty of mackerel, parsley, and parmesan becomes next-level savory with strips of crispy bacon on top. Add lettuce and thick slices of the ripest tomatoes you can find for an irresistible burger that redefines the genre.

Classic Tuna Burger

If you’re a tuna salad fan, look no further: Celery, onion, garlic and a dash of horseradish and lemon give mild albacore its signature zing. Melt your cheese of choice over it, sandwich it into a toasted bun with your favorite condiments, and go to town.


If you’re serving a big crowd, you can’t do better than these perfectly snackable, smoky-sweet slider melts loaded with umami. Because our Maple Smokehouse Salmon has all the flavor already built into each packet, they’re a breeze to assemble: Grab some Hawaiian slider rolls, add some melted cheddar cheese, and serve with a side of slaw.


These tuna burgers add some Southern flair to your picnic, thanks to a generous helping of Cajun spices, green onions and sweet bell peppers. We like to finish it with a drizzle of vinegary-tart hot sauce—because life was made for living.

Grilled Alaskan Salmon Burgers

Our wild caught Alaskan salmon has heart-healthy omega-3s, and its rich, mild flavor is heightened with a hit of barbecue sauce and some time on the grill. End result: Juicy, smoke-kissed patties that are both satisfying and super-simple to make.

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