Homemade Salmon Burgers
Yep, its burger season! With Memorial Day this weekend, grills all over the country are firing up. Does this mean you need to give up on your diet? What if you don't eat red meat?
My favorite alternative is Homemade Salmon Burgers. So much easier (and healthier) than you might think. Salmon is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids. And, it may be an option if you or your guests are vegetarian.
This is no fish tale! You may never go back to boring burgers again...
1 1/2 pounds fresh salmon filets (remove skin and any bones you can see), but into small, 1-2 inch pieces
4 green peppers, sliced
1/2 T. fresh dill, chopped
salt and pepper
rolls or buns for 4 people
any condiments you may enjoy: sliced avocado, tomatoes, lettuce, cilantro, tartar sauce
1/2 fresh lemon (optional)
In a food processor, pulse the salmon a few times until coarsely chopped. Add the green onions, dill, and about 1/4-1/2 t. each salt and pepper. Continue pulsing until combined.
Preheat your grill to medium-high. Use oil or cooking spray to lubricate before grilling.
Take the salmon mixture and form into 4 patties, about 3/4 inch thick. Grill on each side about 3-4 minutes. Toast the rolls or buns, if desired. Top with freshly squeezed lemon juice, sliced veggies (tomatoes, lettuce or avocado), and any sauces you enjoy.
Happy Memorial Day weekend!