How To Cook Costco Salmon Burgers + Recipe Ideas

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Salmon Burger Patties at Costco

Costco sells a 12 pack of Trident Seafoods Alaska Salmon Burger patties in the frozen food section. The samon burgers are near the other frozen seafood items such as the Marinated Alaskan Salmon and the Everything Seasoned Cod, and a great alternative to traditional beef hamburgers. 

Trident Seafood also sells Beer Battered Cod and Fish Sticks at Costco. In this article I will cover:

  • Salmon Burger Information
  • How Much Are Salmon Patties At Costco
  • How to Cook Costco Salmon Burgers
  • Costco’s Salmon Burger Patty Calories & Nutrition
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These salmon burgers are made with wild Alaskan salmon. You can obviously eat them in a bun, but you can also try them in wraps, pitas, tacos, open-faced sandwiches, or crumble them up into an omelet. 

They are a delicious and convenient frozen patty option that can be eaten in many different ways. 

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Alaskan Salmon Burger Patty - Costco Price Comparison

How Much Do The Salmon Burger at Costco's Cost?

At Costco, the salmon burgers go for $17.99, and you get 3 pounds of wild caught Alaska salmon patties or 12 patties. The price per pound breaks down to $6 per pound and the price per salmon burger patty is $1.50. 

Each of the patties weighs a quarter of a pound.  

Priciest Burger Patty Option at Costco

I’ve already reviewed a few salmon products from Costco and one of the most interesting things I’ve learned was how expensive salmon is no matter what form it comes in. 

The $1.50 price for a quarter pound salmon burger patty is on par with Costco’s 1/3 pound Grass Fed Burger Patty. 

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The price per pound for the salmon burgers from Costco is $6. Even though the price has gone up recently, I would still say it’s fairly priced for a delicious seafood patty. 

Salmon isn't Cheap

What jumped out to me in my canned salmon review was that Costco charged $7.11 per pound. I thought that was an astronomical price for canned salmon. 

Both fresh Atlantic Salmon and frozen salmon go for $9.99 a pound, so it becomes really hard to justify spending over $7 for canned pink salmon. 

There is Value Here

I’m pleasantly surprised that the salmon burgers are the least expensive salmon option at Costco. The packaging says no fillers too, so you’re just paying for pure salmon and seasoning. 

Considering how expensive food is getting (March 2022), $6 per pound for Costco salmon burger patties is palatable. 

Costco Salmon Burger Patty Review

Easy to Cook!

With 12 patties per package, there was some opportunity to experiment with these Costco salmon burgers. 

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Frozen Salmon Burger Patties from Costco

I normally prefer cooking frozen food in the air fryer, but these Trident Seafood’s salmon patties can also be cooked in a pan, baked, or grilled.

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Fantastic Burger Patty - Very Delicious

With the air fryer salmon patty, I decided to add it to a bun and make a salmon burger with it. 

I tried to mimic the image on the front of the package, but didn’t have red onions or an avocado on hand. 

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Overall, I thought the salmon burger was pretty tasty. It was a little dry but nothing to really complain about. The salmon burger is already preseasoned and thankfully it isn’t overly salty. I very much enjoyed the salmon patty and will have no problem going through the entire bag.  

The salmon patty feels a lot lighter and refreshing than a typical beef burger and more akin to a ground turkey burger.

Great At Taking On Sauces

I also had a chance to enjoy a bbq cheddar salmon burger that I thought was delicious. A Kinder’s Teriyaki Sauce salmon burger would also hit the spot. The plain flavor of the salmon burger acts as canvas for your favorite sauces. 

The Salmon Patty is More than Just a Burger

While most people including me are going to want to throw a salmon patty on a hamburger bun and call it a day, the salmon burgers can be served in a few different ways. 

Trident seafoods recommends a few different serving options on the packaging, but I decided to slice up the salmon patty and mix it in some homemade leftover fried rice.

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I will say, I really loved the diced up pan sauteed salmon burger in the fried rice. The flavors were excellent and pair well together. 

The Alaskan salmon patty was cooked perfectly and looked great on the outside as well as juicy on the inside.

Flakey Salmon

The inside texture seemed to be a mix of flakiness and ground salmon. There were definitely more portions of ground salmon than I would have liked, but the texture of the burger is still very enjoyable. 

Seafood Sustainability?

Wild, Natural & Sustainable

One thing I found interesting about Trident Seafoods and this product in particular is that they aren’t heavily advertising this product as sustainable. 

Most other seafood products will throw a bunch of logos on their packaging to show you how sustainable their fishing is. 

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With these salmon burger patties from Costco, they just included a little logo with some text near the bottom of the package. It’s rather hard to see and I honestly only noticed because I was actively looking to see if this was a sustainable seafood product or not. 

Even the little logo and text doesn’t specifically say sustainable fishing. It says “Wild, Natural, & Sustainable”. It seems like that could just as easily be a tagline and not a declaration that this is a sustainable seafood package.

How to Cook Costco Salmon Burgers

Costco Salmon Burgers Cooking Instructions (4 Methods)

I’ve reviewed Trident Seafoods in the past and one thing they do much better than most other frozen food companies at Costco is providing multiple heating options. 

For these Costco Alaskan salmon burgers, they list 4 cooking methods.

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One thing to note – These salmon burgers are meant to be cooked from frozen. You do not need to defrost the patties before heating with any of the cooking instructions below.

How to Cook Costco Salmon Burgers on the Grill or BBQ

  1. Preheat the grill to 350°
  2. Lightly oil grill or spray with cooking oil.
  3. Costco the Costco frozen salmon burgers for 4-5 minutes with cover down. 
  4. Flip and cook for 4-5 minutes more or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
I like the grill cooking option as it produces salmon burgers with some intense and flavorful grill marks. 

Cook Salmon Burgers in the Conventional Oven

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Place Costco salmon patties on lightly greased baking sheet
  3. Place in salmon burgers in oven and cook for 9-10
  4. Flip halfway through and cook for 9 more minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. 

How to Pan Fry Costco's Salmon Burgers

  1. Pre-heat pan on medium heat
  2. Lightly oil with oil of your choice (vegetable, olive oil, avocado oil)
  3. Cook frozen salmon burgers for 4-5 minutes
  4. Flip and cook for 4-5 minutes more or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. 

Costco Salmon Burger Air Fryer Directions

  1. Preheat Air Fryer to 400°F
  2. Place Costco salmon burgers in a single layer
  3. Cook for 12-13 minutes.
  4. Flip Halfway through. 

I love that Trident Seafoods gives 4 different cooking methods for their salmon patties. Depending on your mood or your equipment, you can still cook the salmon burgers your preferred way.

Salmon Burger Cooking Comparison

I followed the instructions best I could for both the air fryer and the pan saute, and I am super happy with the results for both.

I like that the air fryer cooking option is a little more hands off, and a doesn’t require any additional oil, but I much prefer to cook the salmon burgers using the pan saute method.

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Left - Pan Sautéed, Right - Air Fried

I really enjoy the char marks that result from the pan saute and it adds a quit a bit more depth and flavor to the salmon patties. 

I go over all heating options and cooking directions for these salmon burgers in the section below.

Costco Salmon Burger Nutritional And Calorie Information

Only 170 Calories In Each Patty!

One serving size is one 4 ounce Alaskan salmon burger patty. Each patty contains only 170 calories with 9 grams of fat, 2 grams of carbs, and 20 grams of protein. 

This is a fantastic nutritional profile for these salmon patties, and it’s going to be a hard one to beat. 

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At only 170 calories per salmon burger, they are going to be a great option for most low-calorie diets or those looking for a low calorie filling meal. You could eat a whole pound of this salmon for the low price of 680 calories! Great for keto too! 

Full Of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Aside from the lower fat content, one of the major benefits of eating salmon burger patties over beef patties is the high amount of Omega 3 Fatty acids. 

These have many health benefits such as reducing risk of cardiovascular disease, can promote brain health, and even fight depression and anxiety. These salmon burgers contain a whopping 1360mg of Omega 3 fatty acids each. Good Stuff! 

Much Healthier Than Beef Burgers

If you compare Costco’s frozen Salmon Burgers to Kirkland Signature’s Grass Fed Beef Burger Patties, you’ll see that they are much healthier and have about ⅓ of the fat with nearly the same amount of protein. 

If you are watching what you eat, then go with the seafood salmon burgers. Do Keep in mind the salmon burgers are a quarter of a pound while the grass-fed beef patties are one third of a pound. 

Does Use Lower Quality Salmon

One thing to note about the ingredient list is that Trident Seafoods states that the salmon patties could come from either pink or keta salmon. 

Those are typically the cheapest salmon options, but this shouldn’t be a surprise since these salmon burgers are the cheapest of all the salmon options in Costco.

The Salmon Burgers Are Super Healthy

Yes, Salmon burger patties are extremely healthy and a great burger option for those on a diet. They are low in calories at 170 calories per patty and they only contain 9 grams of fat with a whopping 20 grams of protein. These salmon patties are also packed with 1360mg of Omega 3 Fatty Acids.

Chuck’s Personal Guarantee

They Stand By Their Product

Listed on the back of the packaging is a message from Chuck and Joe Bundrant from Trident Seafoods. It reads, “Our salmon burger is made from whole filets of wild caught Alaska salmon which are caught by independent hard working fishermen in Alaska. 

Seasoned to perfection, the Alaska salmon burger is a simple and convenient way to enjoy Alaska salmon anytime and we are proud to put our name on every package. 

We’re as serious about customer satisfaction as we are about seafood and would love to hear from you. Please drop us a line. “

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You can email Chuck at [email protected]. Does it actually get to him personally? Nobody knows, but they are at least willing to put their faces and names on this product. 

Final Thoughts

These Trident Seafoods frozen Salmon Burger Patties are the most economical option for salmon at Costco. They are convenient to make, extremely healthy, and taste great. 

I personally love them as a hamburger replacement, but the patties can also be altered and used in tacos, omelets, salads, or even in fried rice. 

These salmon burgers from Costco are great to have in the freezer as a quick and easy lunch or even serving these at a backyard bbq. 

Costco Food Database User Reviews

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 5/5 (4)

I don't care for a lot of sea food, but these are great! And easy to make!
Very tasty and nutritious. 20grams protein, 170 cals, sodium 330mg and only 1g saturdated fat. I love them and have bought them many times. Highly recommend.
Healthy, very tasty, easy & quick to make in air fryer, fry pan or oven.
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Costco's Salmon Burger Patties

A quick recipe for an easy lunchtime meal using Costco's salmon burger patties.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Person
Calories 170 kcal


  • 1 Costco Salmon Burger Patty
  • 1 Bun
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Mayo


  • Pre-heat pan on medium heat
  • Lightly oil with oil of your choice (vegetable, olive oil, avocado oil)
  • Cook frozen salmon burgers for 4-5 minutes
  • Flip and cook for 4-5 minutes more or until internal temperature reaches 165°F
  • Remove from pan and assemble salmon burger with desired toppings


Serving: 1BurgerCalories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 20gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 330mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0g
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5 thoughts on “Costco Salmon Burger Patties – Trident Seafoods”

  1. These have been a Costco favorite and freezer staple for years! I love that’re wild caught, full of omega-3s and taste terrific. They also come from an upstanding company known for the highest-quality wild seafood. I recommend them to everyone, glad you enjoyed, too!

    1. For full transparency for all my readers, Tracy has posted glowing reviews for 4 separate Trident Seafoods posts. She must be one of Trident Seafoods biggest fans.

      1. You right, I am a fan of high-quality products like these. I don’t work for the company and have nothing to gain. I just want to share my favorite finds with other people – just like you are with this blog. Please keep up the great work!

    1. At the time of the posting, the price for Atlantic Salmon was $8.99. Unfortunately, the price has gone up to the $11.99 to $12.99 range at my local Costco.

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