Salmon Burger

This week I've been really into tuna burgers and salmon burgers. I just put the salmon or tuna in a little tupperware container and pack it in my lunch and add ingredients from the kitchen when I get there. Depending on what I have on hand the recipe changes constantly, so I don't really ever get bored with it. It's super easy to make, and is only around a 15 minute process at the most. Simply combine all the ingredients, form into a cake, and cook in a frying pan with about 1 tbs of Extra Virgin Olive Oil for about 3 or 4 minutes on each side, just until golden brown. I like to let the pieces of the cake fall apart and place it on top of an arugula salad with tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette (homemade of course), and anything else I feel like adding to the salad. It's really great for you and packed with flavor!

NuTrish Salmon Burger 1/2 can pink salmon (trader joes or wherever) 1 tbs dijon mustard 2 tbs diced tomatoes or roasted peppers 1 tbs dill relish (or diced celery) 1 tbs lemon juice 1/3 cup bread crumbs* salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp dill weed, finely chopped (optional) 1 egg white (great for binding the cake, if you are putting cake on top of salad though it's not necessary)

About substitutions/additions: I change this recipe pretty much every time I make it. Sometimes I use panko bread crumbs, other times I don't use an egg, here and there I'll add cayenne pepper or nutmeg to change it up and skip the dill weed, it really just depends what I have on hand. It's super easy to change this recipe, in fact if you can even make a tuna burger with the same ingredients and it's delicious! Eye-ball the recipe, if it looks too moist add more bread crumbs, too dry add more lemon juice.

Balsamic Vinaigrette 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tbs lemon juice herbs and spices (basil, salt, pepper) if you desire parmesean or locatelli cheese if you desire

Health Benefits:

Pink Alaskan Salmon is very rich in vitamin D which helps you absorb calcium in your bones, and is a key nutrient. This also provides Omega 3 fatty acids, great for your brain and your heart, along with tons of protein so you'll be energized, building muscles, and focused for the day ahead! Canned Pink Salmon Why Salmon?

Bon appetit! NuTrish