Friday, February 12, 2010

Asian Salmon Burgers with Lime Mayonnaise

This recipe surprised me. I mean, I never set out to make things that my kids won’t eat, but there are certain dishes that I create that are sort of “a wing and a prayer” type meal.

Asian Salmon Burgers don’t cry “kiddie food” to me and most likely you may have already decided that this is a recipe you won’t be serving your own brood anytime soon. But before you surf on over to another site, let me persuade you…

These burgers are:

Super Healthful
Inexpensive
Tasty
Quick to Make

Using canned wild Salmon that has been de-boned and de-skinned makes this recipe extra fast. Side note: if you aren't that keen on Salmon, the fresh and bold flavors of the other ingredients make this a very non-fishy Salmon recipe (does that even make sense?).

Asian Salmon Burgers

2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup minced onion (I used red onion)
1/2 jalepeno, deseeded and minced
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
zest and juice one lime,divided use
1 cup bread crumbs
1 - 14.5 oz can deboned Wild Salmon
1/4 cup mayonnaise, divided use

Preheat broiler.

Mix all
ingredients, except mayonnaise, reserving 1 teaspoon of lime juice for another use.

Add 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise and test the mixture. Can you form a patty with it? Is it too crumbly? If it is too crumbly, add another tablespoon of mayonnaise.

Form 4-6 patties and place on a cookie sheet. Broil for 5-6 minutes or until browned. Flip and repeat.

While the burgers are broiling, mix remaining 2-3 tablespoons of mayonnaise with the reserved lime juice to use as a topping on the burgers.

Serve each burger with a dollop of lime mayonnaise and some cilantro. We used pitas, and the boys gobbled up these burgers quicker than you can say, "really? you like them?"

Serves 4.


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4 comments:

Deep in the Heart said...

Aw man. We had left over salmon this week and made Rachael Ray's salmon cakes. Which were yummy, but would have loved to have tried your recipe. Looks delish.

Renee said...

I made these for dinner tonight. Super yummy!

Btw, I made your pretzels last week and they were great! (I also blogged about them.) My 4 1/2 year old loved making them.

botoxisthenewblack said...

so glad i googled asian salmon burgers and stumbled onto your site! just made the burgers using green onion (to use up what i had in the fridge) and they were delish!

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