Another fish dish – perfect for Lent 🙂

I’ve done many things with salmon – I simply pan-fried it, marinated it in teriyaki sauce, made salmon chowder, made salmon pies; this time is much more fun – Salmon burger 🙂

The salmon patties are tasty and easy to make. From 1 kg fresh salmon, I made 8 big patties (about 8-cm diameter, 1.5-cm thick). I pan-fried them all and kept the leftovers in the freezer (after they are cool), for next time I want a quick healthy meal. I always love the part when you can make + freeze – it’s handy for the one of those days when you don’t have time to cook or when you are tired. Allow 1 day for the frozen patties to thaw in the fridge, or just simply defrost using a microwave.

You can build your own version of the burger – the mango salsa in the original recipe would be cool 🙂 Here I simply added mayo, tomato sauce and extra fresh coriander. They are yummy and healthy 🙂

Salmon burger

(from the recipe by Jasmin Baron, published in ‘Marx Food’ blog)

(makes 8 patties/ burgers)

  • 1 kg salmon fillet, skin removed and cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 large garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • ½ cup fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • ½ cup spring onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • olive oil (for frying)
  • 8 bread rolls (about 8-cm diameter)
  • butter or mayo and tomato sauce, if desired

Step 1. Using a food processor, pulse salmon until coarsely ground. Add egg and pulse until well mixed. Transfer salmon mixture to a bowl. Add garlic, ginger, coriander, spring onion, sesame oil, soy sauce, fish sauce, salt, pepper and chili flakes and mix together thoroughly. Shape salmon mixture into 8 big patties (about 8-cm diameter, 1.5-cm thick) and refrigerate, covered, for at least half an hour.

Step 2. In a non-stick pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Fry salmon patties until lightly browned on one side, about 2-3 minutes. Flip patties over and cook until lightly browned on the other side, about 2 minutes.

Step 3. Toast rolls if desired and spread with butter or mayo. Place one patty on each roll, add tomato sauce if desired, and top with extra coriander leaves.

xxx,
Inge

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