Fresh Salmon Burgers

Barb Watson

Barb Watson

Here’s a very tasty omega-3-packed option for your Canada Day or July 4th barbecue.

Fresh Salmon Burgers

Makes 4 burgers

Burgers:

6 tbsp   fresh whole grain bread crumbs (Process approximately one  slice of bread in the food processor to make crumbs.)
2 tbsp finely chopped shallots
1 egg
1 tbsp   fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp   finely chopped fresh dill
2 tsp   Dijon mustard
1 tsp  prepared horseradish
1/4 tsp  each salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 lb  boneless, skinless salmon fillet, cut into chunks
1 tsp  olive oil

Sauce:
1/3 cup   light mayonnaise
1 tbsp    finely chopped fresh dill
2 tsp   finely chopped shallots
1 tsp   Dijon mustard
1 tsp   fresh lemon juice
1 tsp  drained and rinsed capers, finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

4 whole grain hamburger rolls
4 large tomato slices
4 large onion slices
Spring mix

To make burgers:
Place breadcrumbs, shallots, egg, lemon juice, dill, mustard, horseradish and salt and pepper in food processor; process until well-mixed. Add salmon to mixture and process using on/off turns until salmon is coarsely ground and is mixed with other ingredients.

Form mixture into 4 patties, about 3/4 -inch/ 2-cm thick. Place patties on a large plate  and refrigerate, covered with plastic wrap, for at least  1 hour or up to 4 hours.

To make sauce:

In a bowl, mix together light mayo, dill, shallots, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and capers. Season with salt and pepper to taste; set aside.

Preheat broiler or grill. Place salmon on broiling pan sprayed with vegetable oil cooking spray or place directly on grill. Brush salmon lightly with olive oil. Broil or grill for 4 minutes or until salmon is slightly golden in colour. Turn over and brush uncooked side with remaining olive oil; cook another 4 minutes.

Serve on rolls, toasted,  if desired, with sauce and garnishes.

Nutrition information per serving
•    Calories:  398
•    Protein:  27 grams
•    Fat: 16 grams
•    Saturated fat: 3  grams
•    Carbohydrate:  34 grams
•    Dietary fibre: 3  grams
•    Sodium:  475 milligrams

Are you a fan of  fish burgers?  What’s your favourite?  Please share in the comment section below.

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Categories: Recipes

Author:Rosie Schwartz

Rosie Schwartz is a Toronto-based consulting dietitian and writer.

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