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Wild Salmon Burgers

  • Wild Salmon Burgers


    • 1 pound skinless wild salmon fillet
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon canola oil
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
    • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce (use Tamari for gluten-free)
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
    • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
    • 4 whole grain buns
    • 4 tomato slices
    • 1 1/2 cups baby greens


    1. Remove and discard any bones from salmon, then cut into 1-inch pieces.
    2. In a food processor, pulse salmon just until finely chopped (do not over-process).
    3. Transfer salmon to a medium bowl. Add mustard, canola oil, chives, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and pepper; stir to combine.
    4. Form mixture into four 3 1/2-inch patties.
    5. Generously sprinkle one side of each patty with sesame seeds.
    6. Brush peanut oil over bottom of a large nonstick skillet to coat evenly.
    7. Place skillet over medium-high heat.
    8. Place burgers, seed side down, in skillet; cook until sesame seeds brown lightly, 2 to 3 minutes, reducing heat slightly if necessary.
    9. With a spatula, gently turn burgers over and cook just until opaque in the center, about 3 minutes.
    10. Transfer salmon burgers to buns, and top with tomato slices, greens and any other fresh vegetables you desire (e.g., cucumber, onion, red pepper, mushrooms).


    4 servings


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    For an alternative take on the traditional hamburger, try creating this salmon burger. Not only does this recipe include a delicious blend of flavors, but the salmon is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon is also a good source of B vitamins, thiamine, niacin, and Vitamin D.

    While salmon is great for your health, consider purchasing wild salmon fillets. Wild salmon has more calcium, iron, potassium, and zinc than farmed salmon. Wild salmon also has less sodium.

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