The proof that it is summer is when I start craving burgers again. Of course, Fish Mondays deserve fish burgers. I basically followed the inspirational recipe: Salmon Burger with Lime Mayonnaise, except for the lime mayo, which didn’t sound good to me.
3 green onions, chopped – 1 garlic clove, minced – 2 tsp grated ginger – 3 Tbsp snipped cilantro (from our garden!) – 2 eggs, lightly beaten – 2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce – 1 Tbsp lemon juice
Combine garlic, ginger, green onions, and cilantro.
Add in 3/4c panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs – these are gluten-free but any work) and combine.
A little more than 1 lb. salmon filets, skinned – cut into chunks.
Our food processor is relatively small so I processed the salmon in two batches.
Pulse the salmon 6 or 7 times to coarsely grind but do not over process – this should be very chunky and not a paste.
Combine the salmon with the bread crumb mixture.
Line a tray with foil or parchment. Divide salmon mixture into 2/3c mounds and form into 1-inch thick patties. Place on the tray and cover with cling wrap – place in the refrigerator at least 30-minutes or up to 8-hours.
For the sauce: combined 2 Tbsp Peanut Sauce and 1 Tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise, or to taste and the quantity needed. Next time I am going to make my own Peanut Sauce and use Greek Yogurt vs. mayo.
Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat – Add in the chilled patties and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked through (160-degrees internal temperature).
My Heart found this Ciabatta Flatbread – while it isn’t gluten-free, flatbread doesn’t bother me too much so what the heck.
Plated: Spread a little of the peanut sauce on both sides of the ciabatta topped with a salmon burger and some of a Spring Mix salad mixture (which includes romaine, chicory, and romaine) and served with a few plain Kettle chips.
The burgers were packed with flavor but it didn’t overwhelm the salmon and the peanut sauce was just the flavor profile I was looking for. The slightly bitter greens worked well and the flatbread held up to the sauce and burgers. There is no question I will be making these again, maybe for a Sunday Roast.
Notes – the next day I took a burger for lunch. I microwaved it for 30-seconds, to just take the chill off, and then I broke it up and put it on top of my salad which included spring mix lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes. For the salad dressing, I used some of the peanut sauce. It was absolutely delicious.