Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a sweet juicy burger along with some crispy fries as much as the next person, but how about a healthy and tasty twist on tradition?
The health benefits of salmon and their super hero omega-3 fatty acids are getting a lot of attention and for good reason. If you are hankering for a new way to enjoy salmon, how about disguised as a burger?
Start by finely chopping one pound of salmon. With a fork or clean hands, mix in chopped scallions, mustard, some Worcestershire sauce, and some lemon juice for some brightness and a dash of Tabsaco for some heat. Knead in bread crumbs and form into patties. Pop them in the fridge for a bit to help them set-up, then pan-fry them in a drizzle of olive oil. Top with lettuce if you like and you've got a great twist on a classic.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
1 pound salmon, skinned
4 scallions, chopped
2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (optional)
1/3 cup bread crumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 hamburger buns
tartar sauce (or ranch dressing)
Into a large bowl, finely chop/shred salmon. With your hands or a large fork, mix in scallions, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, mayonnaise, Tabasco (if using), and bread crumbs.
Form into 4 patties, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 1 hour (and up to 6).
When ready to cook, let patties rest out of the fridge 20 minutes. Heat a medium pan over medium high heat. Add olive oil for and cook patties about 3 minutes per side.
Burgers should be cooked through and crispy on the outside.
Toast hamburger buns, then top each with lettuce, salmon burgers, and dressing.
LISTEN & MORE RECIPES
Comment on This Article
About The Daily DishThe Daily Dish brings you regular recipes from public media's favorite chefs.
About the Author
More Recipes from Festival Chefs
Jody Adams' Lentils, Sausages & Grapes
David Blessing's Short Rib Tacos
Chris Coombs Cider Braised Duck Leg
Jose Duarte's Lobster Causa
Jeff Fournier's Cherry Tomato Puttanesca
Rich Garcia's Trash Fish Minestrone
Will Gilson's Smoked Bluefish
Will Gilson's Stuffies
Deborah Hughes & Mary-Catherine Deibel's Red Pepper Soup
Frank McClelland's Pot-au-Feu of Poussin
Brendan Pelley's Seared Scallops
Robert Sisca's Monkfish
Food & Wine email from WGBH
Follow WGBH Foodie