5.26.2012

trade in for a salmon burger

Memorial day weekend is usually filled with sunshine, friends and grilled goodies. As much as I used to love a good ol' juicy hamburger right off the grill{I don't really eat meat anymore}, sometimes you just want to throw something different on the grill every once in awhile. This may not be as relevant at the beginning of the summer but I guarantee come September and your 46th cookout, your taste buds will crave a little something different.

So, how about trying a salmon burger? Not only are they delicious with a bun but they make a tasty recipe without too! And, they are pretty easy, require few ingredients and easier on the hips.

You'll need:
a pound of salmon - take off the skin and cut into small pieces
1/4 sliced scallions
zest of a lemon
1/2  tsp salt
olive oil
buns, lettuce, tomato

yogurt tarter sauce {see below for recipe}

- throw the salmon pieces into a food processor and pulse until chopped up, stir in scallions, lemon zest and salt
- form mixtures into patties and chill for 30 minutes or so
- drizzle patties with oil and throw on the grill {2-3 min each side}
- top patties with yogurt tarter sauce, lettuce, tomato, etc.

to make the yogurt-tarter sauce mix together:
1/2 Greek yogurt (plain)
1 tbsp capers
2 tbsp fresh parsley
pinch cayenne


I will admit, I am questioning my willpower when it comes to grilling out. I love burgers but am obsessed with hot dogs. Like, literately, crave them when I smell charcoal and my heart skips a beat when I see someone pulling up the top of a grill. There is just something about unidentifiable meat that gets me going. I love it. smothered. covered. plain. with slaw, chili and onions. at a baseball game. in my backyard. anywhere. any way. any day.  But I just have to remind myself, the way I will feel afterwards {meat makes my belly hurt} is not worth the delicious party that will go off in my mouth during... or is it?

Have a wonderful memorial day! Wear sunscreen, eat well and laugh often! 



3 comments:

  1. Yum! I love salmon!! Definitely going to have to try this. XO

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  3. YUMMY! When you coming over to cook this for us?

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