Saturday, August 11, 2012
Jalapeno Salmon Burger
A few weeks ago, my husband and I were invited to a house warming BBQ by one of his colleagues.
Among the guests, there was one semi-vegetarian (fish OK!) guest and she was grilling a jalapeno salmon patty that she bought at Whole Foods Market and brought with her.
It looked so delicious and I was sooooo... curious about the taste, so I asked her what it tasted like.
The following day, rather than rushing down to the nearest Whole Foods Market branch, I bought a fillet of Sockeye salmon at a local store and made some similar patties based on her description. They were so delicious!
Last week, this time we organised a BBQ lunch and invited some of my husband's colleagues including this semi-vegetarian lady. I made some salmon patties of my recipe and served her one to hear her opinion.
She was amazed and really loved it. Moreover, she asked me to disclose the recipe in this blog.
So, here's the recipe of my hot (spicy) and delicious salmon patties.
Ingredients for 4 patties
12oz fillet of Sockeye salmon
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 tbs finely chopped pickled jalapeno
1 tbs finely chopped parsley
2/3 cup Panko (Japanese style breadcrumbs)
1oz cream cheese
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
vigorous amount of black pepper
MSG to taste (optional)
2/3 cup real mayonnaise
2 tbs grated onion
1.5 tbs finely chopped garkins
1 tbs finely chopped capers
1/2 lemon juice
MSG to taste (opitional)
Olive oil to fry if you are using a frying pan
4 burger buns
Skin and remove all bones from the salmon, then chop finely. (I do not recommend to use a food processor as the small chunks of salmon make the taste of the patty even better!)
In a large mixing bowl, add the chopped salmon and other ingredients and mix well by hand.
Form the salmon mixture into 4 patties, place on parchment paper, cover with cling film and chill for 30 minutes or so to set the patties.
In the meantime, to make the tartar sauce, add all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl and mix well. Set aside.
Heat some olive oil in a frying pan and fry both sides of salmon patties until they become golden brown. Alternatively, cook on the BBQ grill.
Serve the patties with the warm buns and tartar sauce.
If you would like to read this recipe in Japanese, please click HERE.