Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Salmon Burgers with Avocado Garlic Sauce



Are you stuck in a dinner rut? Having the same ‘ol meals week after week? It’s time to change it up and give these burgers a try! Salmon Burgers are made flavorful with fresh dill, minced shallots and lemon juice. They’re quick to make and nutritious, providing an adequate source of good quality protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. These burgers are a great way to use up leftover salmon. In fact, whenever I make grilled or broiled salmon for dinner, I purposely make extras so that I have enough for Salmon Burgers the day or two after. With that said, you could also cook up a couple of salmon filets during your weekend meal prep to help save yourself some time during the week.

INGREDIENTS

Salmon Burgers:
  • 12 oz. wild-caught salmon, baked and chopped 
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced  (~2 Tbsp.) + ½ tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 small shallot, minced (may substitute 2 cloves garlic, minced)
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped (may substitute 1 tsp. dried dill)
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil or ghee/clarified butter

For the Avocado Garlic Sauce:
  1. 1 medium avocado, halved and pit removed
  2. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  3. 1/2 lemon, juiced
  4. 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  5. 1 Tbsp. fresh dill (may substitute 1 tsp. dried dill)
  6. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  7. ¼ tsp. salt
  8. 1/8 tsp. pepper


INSTRUCTIONS
For the burgers:
  1. Combine all of the salmon burger ingredients, except the coconut oil, in a large bowl and mix well. If mixture is pretty wet, add additional almond flour 1 Tbsp. at a time.
  2. Form into 6-8 patties. Patties easily fall apart until they are cooked. Handle with caution.
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full recipe here: therealfoodrds.com