I am heading to BC to wrestle a 25lb. Sockeye into a boat for dinner….OK, I fibbed, as much as I would love to, I will head to my nearest fish monger and ask for a couple of nice, fresh Salmon filets instead. Salmon is an excellent fish to get your daily intake of ‘good fat’ when disguised as a burger.
Serve open-face style on whole grain bread with a side salad to get the maximum benefits in this heart-healthy meal to help in your quest to lose weight. If you are not a salmon fan, try subbing it with trout as it is just as high in omega-3’s as salmon.
Salmon & Avocado Omega Burger
500 g fresh salmon filets (about 1 lb)
1 egg, beaten
1 green onion, finely chopped
3 Tbsp flax meal
2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh dill
1 Tbsp lemon juice
½ tsp salt
½ avocado, mashed
Remove and discard skin from salmon. Chop salmon into ½” pieces, then transfer to a large bowl. Stir in egg, onion, flax meal, dill, lemon juice, salt and avocado.
Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat (use cooking spray if your skillet mftr suggests). Scoop a heaping ½ cup portion into skillet, press into a 1” thick patty. Repeat, cooking 2 patties at a time. Cook until golden brown on the bottoms and crisp, 3 – 4 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until salmon is cooked through, about 3 more minutes.
Serve on a slice whole, oat grain bread with lettuce and top with pickled ginger relish or peach salsa.
Makes 4 burgers
Note – freeze already prepared patties for the next time your husband is cooking meat-a-tarian burgers and you can cook yours along side his.
Per serving: 270 calories, 22 g protein, 4 g carbs, 18 g fat, 3 g fibre, 359 mg sodium.