Costco Salmon Burgers - Recipe Ideas + Best Cooking Tips

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Salmon Burger Patties at Costco

Costco sells a 12 pack of Trident Seafoods Alaska Salmon Burger patties for $17.99. These are located in the frozen food aisles near the other frozen seafood such as the Cedar Plank Hickory Salmon and the Everything Seasoned Cod.

Trident Seafood also sells Beer Battered Cod and Fish Sticks at Costco. 

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Trident Seafoods Salmon burgers are made with wild-caught Alaskan salmon. 

They of course are designed to be eaten with a hamburger bun, but can also be eaten in a wrap or pita with coleslaw, in a fish taco, in an open-faced sandwich or even flaked and added to an omelet.

Salmon Burger Patty - Costco Price Comparison

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

For $17.99, you get 3 pounds of wild caught Alaska salmon 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.  

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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 per 1/4 salmon patty is on par with 1/3 Costco’s 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.

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 $8.99 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. One thing that is mentioned on the bag is that there are no included fillers. For the $6 per pound price tag, we are getting pure salmon with no fillers.

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

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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.

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. 

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Left - Pan Sautéed, Right - Air Fried

The air fryer is a little more hands off and a little healthier considering there is no additional oil, but I much prefer the pan saute method for these salmon burgers from Costco. 

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

Great for Burgers

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

Teriyaki Salmon Burger

I don’t have any pictures of it, as it was a midnight snack, but I did make a bbq cheddar salmon burger that I thought was delicious. A Kinder’s Teriyaki Sauce salmon burger would also hit the spot. 

It seems that these Costco salmon burger patties are going to be fairly versatile and can be utilized and customized in multiple ways.

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

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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?

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.

Trident Seafoods Salmon Burger Cooking Instructions

Salmon Burger 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 salmon burgers, they list 4 heating 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 cooking with any of the methods below.

Grill or Barbecue

  1. Preheat the grill to 350°
  2. Cook Frozen salmon burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side. 

Conventional Oven

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Place frozen salmon patties on lightly greased baking sheet and cook for 9-10 minutes on each side.

Pan Fry

  1. In lightly oiled pan, cook frozen salmon burgers over medium heat 4-5 minutes on each side. 

Air Fryer

  1. Preheat Air Fryer to 400°F
  2. Place Costco salmon patties in a single layer
  3. Cook for 12-13 minutes, flipping once. 

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

Nutritional Information

A serving size is one 4 ounce salmon burger patty. Each patty contains 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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What are Health Benefits of Salmon

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! 

Salmon vs Traditional Beef Burger

If you compare Costco’s 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. 

Salmon Patty Ingredients

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.

Are Costco Salmon Burgers 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.

Costco Salmon Burger Patties
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Product Name: Trident Seafood Alaska Salmon Burger Patties

Product Description:
Price: $17.99
Quantity: 3 Pounds
Location Within Costco: Frozen Food Aisles
Price Per Pound: $6.00

Summary

Costco’s Salmon Burger Patties are a winner. They are the most affordable salmon option at Costco while being priced just slightly more than ground beef.

The nutritional facts are excellent as these are a good source of protein and nutrients. Fantastic salmon burgers and definitely a must try.

Overall
8.2/10
8.2/10
  • Value - 8/10
    8/10
  • Convenience - 8/10
    8/10
  • Taste - 8/10
    8/10
  • Nutrition - 10/10
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  • CFDB Score - 7/10
    7/10

Pros

  • Very Tasty
  • Convenient and Versatile
  • Low in calories, high in protein

Cons

  • N/A

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 ChuckCares@tridentseafoods.com. 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 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. 

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