Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Anti-Chicken Fingers Movement - Salmon Burgers

Don't leave me now! For an avid beef burger fan, this recipe almost blew regular burgers out the door!  Seriously! These pattys (not only healthy) were flavorful and delicate...almost melting in your mouth.  It doesn't even need cheese it's so good alone. Original recipe found here.

Salmon Burgers

1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless salmon
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 cup coarse bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped oregano
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
Juice of 1/2 lemon
4 soft hamburger buns


Cut the salmon into large pieces, and combine 1/4 of the pieces with the mustard in a food processor. Process until the mixture becomes pasty, scraping down the sides as necessary. Add the shallots near the end so they are also finely chopped.

Turn out the mixture into a bowl and stir in the breadcrumbs by hand. Season with a healthy pinch of salt and a few grinds of fresh pepper, and shape into four patties.

Heat butter or oil in a large (12-inch) skillet, preferably nonstick, over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is very hot, carefully place the patties inside and cook 2-3 minutes per side, turning once. Alternatively, grill them for the same amount of time, though be careful as the patties are rather fragile.

In the meantime, stir the remaining parsley and the lemon juice into the mayonnaise. Serve with the burgers on a bun or a bed of greens.

Buon Appetito!

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