We all love a burger. What we don’t love are the large number of calories in them, which can range anywhere from 400 to 800 calories. We offer an alternative that’s full on flavor, and light on all the bad things you don’t want: salmon burgers.
1 small brown onion, diced
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons panko or other breadcrumb
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds wild salmon fillets, skinned and finely chopped
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon fresh dill
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
8 buttered and toasted brioche buns
8 lettuce leaves
8 slices tomato
To make the salmon burgers, start by combining onion, breadcrumbs, garlic, dill and salmon in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, combine egg, soy sauce, lemon juice, Worcestershire Sauce, hot pepper sauce, and salt & pepper; add to pepper mixture, using your hands to thoroughly combine ingredients. Try not to overwork the mixture, you don’t want the meat to get mushy. Form mixture into 8 equal patties.
The easiest way to cook your salmon burgers is on a George Foreman grill. 7 minutes and you’re done. If you don’t have one, then you can simply put them in a pan with a little olive oil over medium-high heat and cook five minutes per side. Place on the bun with lettuce and tomato. Easy. Pair this with some fresh veggies or a salad with a dressing that’s not ranch. Now you have an adult meal, that’s far more healthier (and tastier) than anything at Mickey D’s.
Go the extra mile:
If you want to really step up your game and make your salmon burgers pop you can make your own flavored mayo. Simply take 1/4 cup of mayo, 4 cloves of minced garlic, and 2 teaspoons of your favorite spices and mix them together. For best results, let your mayo sit in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours to allow the flavors to fully merge.