Arctic Char Burgers

Arctic Char Burgers

The Food Network personality Alton Brown is deeply in love with arctic char because it is sustainable, affordable and delicious in several applications. He punches up these fish burgers with horseradish and furikake, a Japanese seasoning mix that usually contains ground fish, sesame seeds, seaweed, sugar and MSG. He discovered it on the set of "Iron Chef America," which he hosted for Food Network. Of all the recipes in his book "EveryDayCook," it is his favorite.
  • Total:
  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    If the char is frozen, thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes before chopping. If it’s raw, freeze for 30 minutes before chopping. Chop into 1/4-inch cubes and transfer to a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Step 2

    Gently fold in the panko, scallions, bell pepper, horseradish, egg white, furikake, salt and pepper.
  3. Step 3

    Divide the mixture into 4 portions and shape into 3/4-inch-thick patties. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Over medium-high heat, heat the vegetable oil in a 12-inch seasoned cast-iron or other nonstick pan until the oil shimmers. Add the patties and cook for 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Flip and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Move the patties to a plate to rest for about 3 minutes, then serve on onion buns. Toasting the buns and adding a squeeze of the Japanese-style mayonnaise is optional but recommended.