The Northwest coast makes up part of the Pacific Rim so we therefore have many Asian influences that have become part of our culture now.
Lots of Oriental flavors are fused into the style of Northwest cuisine due to the large Asian population that has been here for decades.
Crispy fried catfish is one of the south’s favorite dishes. This crispy pecan crusted catfish burger captures all the traditions of the south in one flavorful delicious burger.
Salmon has been a staple of Northwest cuisine throughout known history, as have blueberries, both wild and cultivated.
My husband loves bagels and salmon. And he loves a great pastrami sandwich. Using the salty pastrami instead of bacon on a salmon burger married those flavors.
I created this recipe after having a salmon club sandwich at a restaurant. I loved the combination of salmon and bacon and thought it would make a delicious combination for a burger.
The Pacific Northwest is known for its fresh, flavorful salmon and delicious berries. I have always enjoyed blueberries, and thought that they would complement the mild salmon flavor.