Friday, March 16, 2012

Asian Salmon Burger with Spicy Tartar Sauce

 Fish sales must skyrocket during the Lenten season since people don't eat meat on Fridays. I love fish anytime and these Asian Salmon Burgers are a quick and budget friendly because I used canned salmon.  I try to only buy wild salmon because farm raised salmon does not have the same health benefits from what I have read. I accented these salmon burgers with sesame seeds and topped it off with a spicy tartar sauce.  Everyone in my family (including the picky eaters) loved the salmon burgers.  I can't wait to make these burgers again next week. :)

2 (6oz) cans of salmon
1 bunch of green scallions minced or finely sliced
1 egg
red chili flakes to taste
salt and black pepper to taste (see note)
1 Tbs of soy sauce
1/2 cup of bread crumbs
1 Tbs of Dijon mustard
1-2 cloves of garlic grated
1/2 Tbs of grated fresh ginger
sesame seeds

 Note:  before adding salt check the saltiness of your canned salmon. Remember there will added salt with the soy sauce.

Other garnishes:
Hamburger bun

Spicy Tartar Sauce:
1/2 cup of mayonnaise (light is fine, I don't recommend fat free)
1 Tbs of pickle relish
1 Tbs of sriracha sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbs of minced green tops of scallions. 

Drain canned salmon well. Mix with minced scallions, egg, black pepper, soy sauce, bread crumbs, ginger, garlic and Dijon mustard.  Form 4-6 burger patties depending on the size of your bun.

Heat a grill pan with 1 tsp of canola oil and fry the burgers on medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side. After flipping sprinkle sesame seeds on the cooked side.  Flip once more to help sesame seeds toast for a minute.  Serve on bun with tartar sauce and garnishes.  Enjoy.

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  1. Mmm a nice healthy alternative to the real thing. The recipe for the tartar is quite intriguing to me - I'll have to keep that one around. I love the classic looking presentation too.

  2. burger look so good..i love this

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVEEEE this!! I really dig salmon burgers. They are SOOO tasty. Yours looks fantastic. Have a lovely weekend!

  4. I LOVE salmon burgers! I always order them when I see them on a menu and I haven't ever tried to make them myself! These look delicious and I love the spicy tartar sauce!

  5. I am not a fan of tarter, but these Burgers look amazing. Something to remember when I want to eat healthy, and I love that they are made from the can, that way I don't have to worry about my fish going bad before I get a chance to use it!

  6. These look so yummy, Ramona! I'm going to have to make these for one of our Friday Lenten meals...mmmmm. Have an excellent weekend, my friend~

  7. These look delicious!!! I have never made a salmon burger before, but I think I am gonna have to! :)

  8. That is not the tartar sauce of my childhood, which I hated! The hit of sriracha is brilliant and the burger looks awesome.

  9. What a great burger! I can't believe I've never tried this kind of burger. Love the tartar sauce (I may need to tone down on spice tho). And those chips are my first addiction of American chips. =P Perfect lunch menu for me!

  10. I have not ever used canned salmon before, but this looks great! I am going to get some to keep in my pantry for a day that I don't have a meal plan. Love it!

  11. Oh yum! I've wanted to try a salmon burger but never found a good recipe - before right now!! I'm loving the spicy tartar sauce too! This sounds all around amazing!

  12. You use the same canned salmon that I do! Isn't it good? Love your burger and that tarter sauce with the sriracha is perfect! Great looking burger there girl!

  13. Hi Ramona, this is just perfect for the coming Lenten season, the tartar and Sriracha combo sounds delicious! Have a great weekend!

  14. You are one of the hardest working women on the blogosphere! This is exaclty the kind of burger my family would love. The tartar sauce rocks girl!

  15. It's almost 8 in the morning and now I'm craving one of these! This looks so good and great pictures too!

  16. What perfect flavors for salmon. I love the sound of this!

  17. Love salmons and this looks fantastic!

  18. I got it in my head recently that I wanted to make salmon burgers but had no idea how to go about it. This looks great!

  19. Beautiful patties! They look delicious!


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