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Salmon Burgers With Green Goddess Sauce

Salmon Burgers With Green Goddess Sauce
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The key to perfect salmon burgers is to handle the fish delicately: don’t over-season, over-handle, or overcook it. Cutting the salmon into small pieces by hand takes a little while, but you want it in tender little bits. Serve over a bed of salad greens with the Green Goddess Sauce.

Prep: 30 minutes | Cook: 10 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes
  • 1 pound
    wild salmon fillet, skinned
  • 2 tablespoons
    finely chopped red onion or scallion
  • 2 tablespoons
    chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon
    kosher or sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon
    freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon
    extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil
  • 3/4 cup
    reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup
    reduced-fat sour cream
  • anchovy fillets, rinsed and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons
    chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon
    capers, rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons
    freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon
    fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon
    freshly ground pepper, to taste
  1. With a large chef’s knife, chop salmon using quick, even, straight-up-and-down motions (do not rock the knife through the fish or it will turn mushy) until you have a mass of roughly 1/4-inch pieces. Transfer to large bowl and gently stir in onion (or scallion), cilantro, ginger, salt and pepper, being careful not to over mix. Divide the mixture into 4 patties, about 1 inch thick. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes (or up to 2 hours) before cooking.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the burgers and cook until browned on both sides and just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes total. Serve with 1 tablespoon Green Goddess Sauce each.
  3. For Green Goddess Sauce, combine the last 10 ingredients in a food processor and pulse to combine.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Calories183
  • Fat9 g
    • Saturated fat2 g
  • Cholesterol55 mg
  • Carbohydrates2 g
    • Dietary fiber0 g
  • Protein23 g
  • Sodium254 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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