Salmon-Spinach Burgers, So Easy and Delicious!Posted: June 29, 2011
Craving a burger and fries? How about a salmon burger? To make it even easier, I used a can (yes, a can!) of salmon from Trader Joe’s! Unlike me, I know, but I thought I’d give it a try – and I’ll be going back for more real soon. You can find a ton of salmon burgers on line, but my creation was fast, easy, and so good.
One can of salmon (drained), one egg, two tablespoons mayo, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1/4 cup chopped spinach (fresh or frozen), about 10 saltine crackers (finely ground – use a plastic bag and a rolling pin), and 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper. Form into patties (makes 2 large) and coat with Panko breadcrumbs. (These can be made ahead and placed in the refrigerator until cooking.) I always double the recipe to make 4 burgers, 2 for now and 2 in the freezer to enjoy again real soon!
Heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet. Once hot, add the burgers and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until they’re to your liking. Add a slice of sharp cheddar cheese, a slice of crisp bacon (or not), some avocado, lettuce and tomato – and you’ve got an awesome burger. I toasted the rolls and made a fast dressing with a little mayo and hot sauce. Paired with some french fries (Mike’s favorite) and a fast, delicious, healthy (?) meal is ready to enjoy! How about an ice-cold beer to go with that burger?