Homemade Salmon Burgers

Easy to cook, versatile, and delicious to eat, salmon is one of our favourite fish.  Salmon is high in protein and is an excellent source of vitamins B6 and B12, niacin, and phosphorus.  Salmon also contains omega-3 fatty acids, essential to the body for good health!  Salmon can be enjoyed in many ways such as these healthy homemade burgers.

Ingredients:

Salmon fillet1 lb500 g
Egg whites2 each2 each
Dijon mustard1 Tbsp15 mL
Bread crumbs*½ cup125 mL
Fresh dill2 Tbsp30 mL
Olive oil2 Tbsp30 mL
*Use whole wheat bread if possible

Directions:

  1. Heat grill to medium.
  2. Finely chop the salmon.  Place in a large re-sealable plastic bag and use a flat-surfaced meat pounder or rolling pin to mash it.
  3. Place the salmon in a large bowl. Combine with egg whites, mustard, bread crumbs, and dill. Form mixture into four x ¾ inch-thick patties.
  4. Place salmon patties on grill; cook 4-5 minutes each side.  If cooking on a stovetop, heat the oil in a grill pan over medium heat and cook patties 5 minutes each side.
  5. Serve the patties alone or with a whole wheat bun (extra calories).

 

Makes 4 servings (154 g /serving).  1 serving = 1 salmon burger