This week I’ve really been in the mood for summer eats….maybe its the hint of fall in the air that is making me want to savor what is left of summer… whatever it is, last night I just couldn’t face the notion of one more salmon fillet for dinner.
Inspired by a recent cookout in Vernonia with friends, I thought about making Salmon burgers – something I’ve never done because it never came to me that I could easily turn a fillet into a burger in minutes.
Thanks to the internet and some creativity on my part, the Off-White Salmon burger was born. Here it is on U-tube (recipe to follow):
12 oz salmon (2 6-oz fillets, thawed) – chopped into 1/2″ cubes
1/3 cup oats
2 tbsp each: minced scallions, yellow onion, red bell peppers
1 tbsp each: fresh sage, fresh parsley, minced
2 tsp: cumin , sea salt
In a food processor, add 1/2 the salmon and mix until fine. Add all other ingredients, pulsing and scraping off the sides a few times so the texture is mixed between coarse and fine.
You’ll have enough mix for four 4-oz patties, approximately.
Grill at med temp or cook on the stove ( this is what I did) on med heat w/a little butter in the pan for 3 minutes/side.
Goes well with quinoa salad and sweet potatoes!