If you are like me, I am always looking for easy ways to add salmon and other healthy omega-3-rich fish to my family's diet. This is a quick, simple and very flavorful way to prepare a casual salmon meal.
1 T powdered wasabi or japanese horseradish
1 t honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1.5 pounds of salmon, skinned and boned and chopped into 1/4" cubes
4 green onions, thinly sliced including white and green parts
2 eggs, lightly beaten
4 T minced fresh ginger
2 t toasted sesame seed oil
4 large butter lettuce leaves or a couple handfuls of arugula
1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
4 radishes, thinly sliced
4 hamburger buns or large lettuce leafs for gluten free, low carb or paleo version
Put wasabi, honey and soy sauce in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
In a medium bowl put chopped salmon, eggs, green onion, minced ginger and sesame seed oil. Use your hands to gently combine.
Heat up a non-stick grill pan or large frying pan to medium heat. Using a large spoon or ladle, scoop the fish mixture into four "patties" directly on to the hot pan. Cook the patties for 4 minutes until they begin to change color and firm up. Carefully flip the burgers over and continue cooking for another 3 or 4 minutes.
Spoon 1/4 of the wasabi/honey/soy sauce mixture over each of the burgers. Sauce will sizzle and caramelize quickly. Remove burgers after about 15 seconds. Keep warm while you toast the buns in the pan.
Serve salmon burgers on toasted buns with butter lettuce, cucumber and radish slices.
Recipe by Something New For Dinner at https://somethingnewfordinner.com/recipe/salmon-burgers-with-ginger-and-wasabi/