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Monday, December 30, 2013

Salmon Burgers for a Happy and Healthy New Year

With the New Year just around the corner;
 many of us (oh yes.....myself included) have vowed to eat healthier.
I thought I would share a recipe to help.
Salmon burgers can be a great way to eat more Omega-3 Fatty Acids! Those lovey little wonders that support everything from brain function to maintaing strong hair and nails.
The recipe for this burger is simple and full of flavor.
It can be made with just about any fish (from yellowtail to shark). It can also be flavored with all your favorite herbs and spices (I chose Asian flavors, but I encourage you to play with your food).
Salmon Burger
Serves 4 to 8

2.5 lb                    Salmon 
4                           Green onions, sliced thin
1 tbsp                   Lemon zest
2 tsp                     Fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
1 tsp                     Mirin
1                           Egg, scrambled
½ cup                   Panko bread crumbs
4 tbsp                   Mayonaise (or low-fat Greek yogurt)
2 tsp                     Peanut oil
4                          Hamburgers buns
8 thin slices         English cucumbers
1cup                    Arugula


Salmon Burgers:
Discard salmon skin and any bones.

Finely chop salmon by hand.

In a bowl stir together salmon, green onions, lemon zest, ginger, Mirin, egg, bread crumbs and salt and pepper to taste and form into 4 patties.

Refrigerate for 1 hour before cooking.

In a non-stick skillet heat oil over moderate heat until hot but not smoking and sauté patties 4 minutes on each side, or until just cooked through.

Transfer salmon burgers to buns and top with mayonnaise, cucumber, and arugula.