fancy fish!

one of my favorite cooking combinations is salmon, ginger and sesame oil. *drool*. so when i found this recipe for salmon burgers, i about fell out of my chair. naturally, i had to share said fall-out-of-chair-recipe with you.

Ginger Salmon Burgers
what you need:
1-lb. fresh salmon, skin off
2 tbsp. soy sauce (i use reduced sodium, not much difference in flavor & hooray for healthy!)
1 1/2 tsp. wasabi powder (not as hard to find as i had imagined, check the asian section of your grocery)
1/2 tsp. honey
2 scallions, chopped
2 tbsp. fresh ginger, peeled & minced
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tsp. toasted sesame oil (so.amazing!)

what you’ll do:
1.  cube salmon using quick, even, straight-up-and-down motions (do not rock the knife through the fish or it will turn mushy) until you’re left with 1/4″ pieces. transfer to a large bowl. add scallions, egg, ginger and oil; stir to combine.
2. form the mixture into 4 patties. the mixture will be pretty loose, but fear not! they hold together quite well once the first side is cooked.

3. coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat for 1 minute.
4. add the patties and cook for 4 minutes.

5. turn and continue to cook until firm and fragrant, about 3 minutes. spoon the reserved wasabi glaze evenly over the burgers and cook for 15 seconds more. devour serve immediately. recipe adapted from here: http://www.yummly.com

i paired these babies with a cilantro lime rice, asian-inspired cucumber salad and a crisp, citrus-rich sauvignon blanc.

let me know if you’d like the how-to’s on either of the pairings.

happy cooking!

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3 thoughts on “fancy fish!

  1. I cannot believe you would treat Ginger so harshly. Has he done something to upset you that he must be peeled, minced and made into delicious salmon burgers?

    BWAH-HAH-HAH-HAH!!! (I think I am so funny, but I know everyone is rolling their eyes. It’s cool.)

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