Valerie Harrison

Peanut Butter Glazed Salmon Burgers with Winter Slaw

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When you think about Canadian cuisine what comes to mind? You could be chomping down on Tart de Sucre in Quebec, Nanaimo Bars in British Columbia or Butter Tarts in Ontario. Or do you think of something more seasonal like cranberries, spot prawns or furled fiddleheads? No matter the season true Canadian cuisine can be found every time we visit our local farmers markets, farm stands or local grocers and depends heavily on our ethnic roots from province to province.

Living in British Columbia we thrive on “West Coast Cuisine” which is essentially just utilizing the very finest local gastronomic delights fresh from the ocean or the field… just as they do in every province and territory across the country. If you asked a Canadian in Halifax, Nova Scotia or Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to define what they eat on a daily basis you would have two different answers. Ask your neighbor what they had for dinner last night and see what the ethnic influences are. Like everyone else we use what’s in our backyard and cook with what’s around us.

This burger utilizes what I found available this time of year…firm, full-flavored sockeye salmon from the West Coast slowly baked with a maple syrup and maple flavored peanut butter glaze. Top it off with a seasonal slaw and what could be more Canadian than that!

Prep time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total time: 1 hour
Yield: 4 servings

Peanut Butter Glazed Salmon with Winter Slaw


1 pound sockeye salmon, cut into 4 portions
4 artisan rolls, split

For maple peanut butter glaze

Ingredients Maple Peanut Butter Glaze


1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
1/4 cup Mighty Maple peanut butter

For winter slaw

Ingredientsfor winter slaw

1 small butternut squash, about 1 pound, seeded and cubed
4 medium carrots, peeled
3 parsnips, peeled
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 scallions, thinly sliced


Make maple peanut butter glaze

1. In a saucepan coated with cooking spray, saute onion and garlic over medium heat until tender.

2. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch, syrup, water, soy sauce, vinegar, and ginger until blended. Stir into onion mixture. Bring to a boil; cook for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Add peanut butter; cook for 2 minutes or until peanut butter is melted, stirring constantly.

Maple Glaze

Prepare salmon

1. Place the salmon in a baking dish. Brush heavily with peanut butter glaze and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

2. Place salmon on a preheated roasting tray, and cook at 375°F for about 10 minutes, until just cooked but still moist.

Prepared Salmon

Prepare coleslaw

1. In the meantime prepare coleslaw. With either a vegetable peeler or on a medium grater grate butternut squash, carrots, and parsnip.

Peeled veggies

2. In a large bowl, whisk 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, maple syrup, apple cider, salt, pepper and scallions. Set aside.

3. Heat a large saute pan over medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the grated vegetables and saute, stirring occasionally for 6-10 minutes, or until they are tender crisp. Place in bowl with the vinaigrette and toss to coat evenly.

Assemble salmon burgers. Place salmon piece on half of burger bun. Top with winter coleslaw and place top. Serve warm.

Salmon Burger


In this recipe Valerie uses a maple peanut butter glaze to marinate salmon fillet. How else could you use this glaze?

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28 Responses to Peanut Butter Glazed Salmon Burgers with Winter Slaw

  1. Laurie Benoit says:

    I think this glaze would be amazing on a pork tenderloin! My mouth was watering just reading over the recipe!

  2. Josephine Jones says:

    Maybe a smokey BBQ for ribs or wings 🙂

  3. Kristin says:

    Yum! I a torn as to whether I am going to try it on tofu or shrimp first.

  4. Francisco says:

    I would use the glaze with chicken or pork and Chinese vegetables and make a stir-fry.

  5. Kelsi says:

    Toss linguinie and shrimp with sauce. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.

  6. Jeff Amador says:

    Like most everything, I would put that maple peanut butter glaze on a pizza! I think it would go great with pork or chicken…maybe with some shredded carrots or onions. I dunno…it’s interesting!

  7. Anthony says:

    For a BBQ marinade!

  8. Jil says:

    Ohmygoodness! I would use it as a sauce for Thai chicken burgers. How delicious!

  9. Georgiana says:

    This would make a delicious pancake topping for my Sunday family brunch! Thanks so much!

  10. Sara Scott says:

    oh wow there are so many options! I would use it as either a tempeh or tofu marinade, a sauce for noodles, or as a dip for sweet potato fries!

  11. Mary says:

    I’d use it to make a Thai inspired sweet and spicy chicken.

  12. Raymond says:

    A delicious ice cream topping for me! Thanks!

  13. Shannon Pawloski says:

    Use as filling for simultaneously sweet and savory crepes! Crepes are thin enough that you won’t have to use too much glaze, but you’ll still get a ton of delicious flavor!

  14. Alyssa says:

    I think this would be great on chicken…maybe some little satays for a party appetizer!

  15. Renata says:

    Would love to saute some chicken in this too! Sounds delicious – thank you!

  16. megan kupres says:

    Dude you could use this glaze over a good salad, as dipping sauce, or as a sandwich spread. Since I am a veggie lover I would be pouring this over my favorite beans and greens salad with crasins

  17. Makayla Weil says:

    On shrimp, over a spinach salad, or on top of grilled veggies!

  18. Samantha says:

    This sounds so good! I love peanut butter with everything. I’d like to try that sauce on a burger. PB burgers are amazing.

  19. Lori C. says:

    This recipe is beautiful. I would use the Mighty Maple as a spread on whole grain waffles. Yum! Yum!

  20. Lia Simpson says:

    With soba noodles and stir fried veggies.

  21. Dee says:

    Broccoli tofu stir fry!

  22. judy gothelf says:

    Great use for the maple on squash. My grandchildren would probably start to eat veggies with the Maple flovor

  23. Sandy says:

    Those photos are like a piece of art. This may be one way to eat more fish, add some peanut butter.

  24. Nancy Shay says:

    I bet it would be amazing on ham, or sweet potatoes!

  25. Marissa says:

    I would create a delectable Asian infused seafood pasta!

  26. Rebecca says:

    I think I would add some chili flakes or chili sauce and use this glaze in an Asian pork stir fry

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Peanut Butter Glazed Salmon Burgers with Winter Slaw