I have just discovered the BEST SALMON BURGER EVER. Thank you Chatelaine:)
On Saturday night I made my new favourite burger along with a spontaneous Japanese Rice Salad and a Wasabi-Lime Mayo that just took it over the top. This is the kind of meal you could start a restaurant on...
Spontaneous Japanese Rice Salad
When I am creating in the kitchen I don't really measure much unless I am baking. So, to tell you the truth I am guessing a bit when I put this recipe in writing for you. Here goes!
2 cups brown rice- cook it.
OOOOH WAIT...This would be a good time to marinate your salmon so...
The Chatelaine recipe did not involve a marinade and it is delicious as is. But if you are into adding a twist you can marinade your salmon before starting on the burgers. I left the fish soaking in this for a couple of hours in the fridge.
Equal parts soy sauce and brown sugar (1/3 cup each?)
1 tbs ginger
juice of half lime
Cube the salmon into 1/2 inch pieces and soak in marinade for at least 1 hour.
OK Back to the salad...
Rice Salad Dressing
1/4 cup soy sauce
juice of 1 lime
1 tbs minced ginger
1 clove minced garlic
1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 - 1 tbs sesame oil
1/2 - 1 tsp red chile flakes
Mix all ingredients together and set aside until ready to assemble salad
2 cups steamed edemame beans
1 red pepper diced
1/2 long english cucumber diced
2 carrots diced
2 tbs toasted sesame seeds
Combine rice & veggies into a large bowl. Pour dressing over top and toss together. Top with sesame seeds. Add more lime if desired.
1tbs wasabi paste
juice of 1/2 lime
Salmon & Avocado Omega Burger (from Chatelaine Magazine)
Makes 4 burgers
500g fresh salmon fillets- cubed 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 avocado - cubed 1/2 inch pieces
1 green onion diced
3 tbs flax meal ( I used finely ground almonds instead)
1 tbs lemon juice
2 tbs finely chopped fresh dill ( cilantro would be good too)
1/2 tsp salt & pep
Gently mix everything together, adding more flax if mixture seems too wet.
Preheat pan over medium, lightly oil and fry 1/2 cup patties until golden brown on both sides.
Full Meal Deal
Start with 1/2 cup fresh mixed greens in your bowl. Then add 1/2 cup rice salad. Complete with a salmon burger and a dollop of wasabi mayo.