Friday, April 26, 2013

Gingery Salmon Burgers (salmon-hater approved!)

Nick hates salmon.  When I told him I was making salmon burgers one night for dinner, he gave me this look like, "that's fine, but what am going to eat?".  "Eggs", I told him.  That's always the backup plan.  But of course, I was going to make him try the salmon burgers! Muahaha

Thankfully on this particular night I was amazing in the kitchen (and, by the way, it was really late when we ate so the photos aren't so great....yeah, I need one of those nifty picture boxes or white screens.  One day). How do I know I was so amazing in the kitchen? Because Nick actually agreed to taste one of these salmon burgers, and even more amazing was that he actually ENJOYED them! Of course, when I asked him if he would eat them again he sort of gave me this look as if I was pushing my luck.  Oh well, I'll definitely make them again for me, at least.

Gingery Salmon Burgers
(Source: Martha Stewart)
Serves 5


16 ounces salmon (wild salmon, if possible)
1/3 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs, plus ~3 T **
3 T minced ginger
1 T Dijon mustard
1/3 cup fresh chives, chopped **
1/4 tsp. coarse salt
pepper to taste


1.  In a food processor, pulse the salmon (skin off) for about 10 seconds (be sure not to make a puree, ewww!).  You want the salmon to be coarsely chopped.  Transfer the salmon to a bowl and add 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs, ginger, mustard, chives, salt and pepper.  Stir to combine.  Form into patties and then coat each patty with additional panko (divide the 3 T by 5 patties).

2.  In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat.  Spray the pan with a little oil and cook each patty for about 4 minutes on each side.  Serve the burgers on an English Muffin (or on your favorite bread/bun) and top with light mayo or any other condiment of your choice.

** NOTE:  If you are following a low FODMAPs diet try to find some gluten free bread crumbs that aren't seasoned with garlic or onion.  Or, perhaps you're like me and you can handle a small amount of wheat (I just used regular whole wheat panko and wasn't bothered at all).  Also, use the green part of the chives instead of the white part.  The green part is free of FODMAPs.

Estimated Nutrition Facts for 1 burger (1/5th of recipe)

Nick had his with a 100-calorie english muffin:  ~300 calories total
And if you want a double decker on an english muffin:  ~500 calories total

Nutrition Highlights:  OMEGA-3!  Each burger contains approximately 1000 mg EPA/DHA (per 3 ounces raw wild salmon). 


This picture was taken very late, sorry about the color! 

This is Nick's double-decker salmon burger. Can you believe it? Double decker!!  Salmon that he will eat?  I gotta make these more often.

QUESTION:  Do you live with any salmon-haters?  Or, are you a salmon hater? Will you try this recipe?!

Thanks for reading!

The Candid Rd

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  1. I'm planning on salmon cakes for dinner tonight, buy my recipe has a bunch of bell pepper and onion. I like the idea of the ginger flavor, though. :)

  2. Eggs are our backup, too! Peter adds bacon to his :) These salmon burgers look incredibly delicious! Love the idea of adding ginger and chives. I think I see this burger in our future.

    And of course, you're always amazing in the kitchen, Gina!

  3. I am a salmon hater - my hubs is the salmon lover though! The one fish I like is Chilean Sea bass, but it costs like $21 dollars a pound at my store. :(

    Happy Friday!

  4. i love salmon but need more ideas like this :) thanks Gina

  5. I cracked up at "salmon hater approved". These look wonderful...have a great Friday Gina!

  6. My internet died in the exact moment that I submitted my comment, so I think it lost without getting submitted (grr). In case it did:

    Both my dad and boyfriend have their reservations about salmon, though they'll definitely eat it (the boyfriend just prefers other fish and my dad can't make up his mind whether or not he likes it - depends on the day). I'll definitely give these a try, especially since my last attempt at a salmon burger was a disaster.