Tasty Salmon Burgers

by Millie Bentley

Greetings. It’s pleasant to think about all the salmon that have been swimming up the river. Here’s a tasty recipe to try for your leftover baked salmon, if you have any leftover!

Salmon Burgers

1 pound of cooked salmon or a 15 oz. can, drained and flaked

1 large egg, beaten

¼ cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons finely chopped onion (or shallot, if you have it)

1 clove garlic, minced

¼ cup red bell pepper, minced

1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning blend

¼ teaspoon dried crushed red chilies

¼ teaspoon black pepper1 teaspoon lemon zest

¼ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

¼ teaspoon garlic salt

½ teaspoon fresh flat leaf parsley, finely chopped (or regular parsley)

1 tablespoon olive or canola oil

4 large hamburger buns (wheat is nice)

Garnishes: Lettuce, sliced tomato and thinly sliced sweet or red onion

Combine salmon and remaining ingredients except oil, buns and garnishes in a large bowl. Mix well with your hands and form into four equal patties the diameter of the buns and about ½ inch thick.

Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add salmon patties and sauté about 5 minutes on each side. Serve on heated buns with garnishes on the side. These can also be served like salmon croquettes with cucumber sauce. Yummm-mm!

Until next week, dear Reader, vaya con Dios.

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