California Roll Burgers with Wasabi Mayonnaise California Roll Burgers with Wasabi Mayonnaise

Author: Canadian Living

Sushi lovers will enjoy these golden burgers with all the fun elements of a California roll. Surimi — imitation shellfish usually made from pollock and flavoured with crab or lobster — is available in the refrigerator or freezer section of most grocery stores and makes these large patties affordable.

  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • 1 lb surimi chopped (imitation crabmeat)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 crusty rolls
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted and sliced
Wasabi Mayonnaise:
  • 1 tablespoon wasabi powder
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise


In bowl, beat eggs. Stir in 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the crumbs, onions, salt and pepper; mix in surimi. Shape into four 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick patties. Sprinkle remaining crumbs into shallow dish; dip patties into crumbs, turning and patting to coat. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; fry patties, turning once, until golden, about 10 minutes.

Wasabi Mayonnaise:
Meanwhile, in bowl, stir wasabi powder with 2 tsp (10 mL) cold water to form paste; stir in mayonnaise.

Cut rolls in half. Toast in toaster or under broiler until golden. Spread wasabi mayonnaise on cut sides of rolls. Layer cucumber, patties then avocado on bottoms; sandwich with tops.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 1014 mg
  • Protein 31 g
  • Calories 635.0
  • Total fat 27 g
  • Cholesterol 127 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 67 g


  • Iron 36.0
  • Folate 52.0
  • Calcium 14.0
  • Vitamin A 10.0
  • Vitamin C 10.0
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California Roll Burgers with Wasabi Mayonnaise