Salmon Burgers with Cuban Pear Mojo Sauce

This recipe works for: Main Dish

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients: MOJO SAUCE
  • 2 teaspoons Olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 Jalapeno or Serrano chilies, seeded and minced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Slices, drain, reserve juice
  • 3 tablespoons Lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 pound Salmon fillet, skinned
  • 4 slices (thick) Red onion
  • 4 Kaiser or onion rolls, toasted


1. For Mojo Sauce: In a medium saucepan, heat oil; sauté chilies and garlic for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.

2. Drain pears, reserving 3 tablespoons of the juice. Stir the reserved pear juice, lime juice and salt in to the sauce mixture.

3. Return pan to heat and bring mixture to boiling. Remove from heat; set aside.

4. For Salmon: Prepare medium-hot coals. Cut salmon into four pieces to make four square “burgers.”

5. Arrange salmon pieces on grill; brush with some of the Mojo sauce. Grill salmon five minutes, brushing again with sauce.

6. Add onion slices to the grill; turn salmon, and brush salmon and onion slices with Mojo sauce. Continue to grill for five to seven minutes more until salmon flakes easily with fork.

7. To Serve: Transfer salmon to toasted buns; top each burger with onion and sliced pears. Drizzle with additional Mojo sauce. Add bun tops and serve.

Did You Know?

Canned fruits and tomatoes are packed within just a few hours of being harvested at the peak of ripeness.