I’ve confessed my inability to follow recipes here on GreenLiteBites many, many times. I don’t know why it’s so hard for me. I can barely follow some of my own and I wrote the darn things!
I think most of my problem stems from not having all the ingredients listed and, well, frankly, not being organized or disciplined enough to actually read through the recipe, go shopping with a list and buy what I need.
I know. I’m bad.
On Friday I was searching for something to eat and I dug this out of the pantry…
Canned salmon. I always forget about it as an option to get more fish in my diet.
On the back of the can…
A recipe of for Salmon burgers. I didn’t have everything on hand but I thought, why not follow it as a template and make a batch of burgers I can store in the freezer for myself because, as you KNOW I’m the only one that would even think about eating a salmon burger in my house. *sigh*
Well, that’s a lie I did get him to eat them once. Click here for an old post where I make my own Salmon Cakes. I think I just need to start making crazy things for dinner and letting everyone deal again. It gets harder as the kids get older.
Anyway, the ones I made on Friday came out great! Yesterday I pulled a patty out of the fridge for a quick lunch and it was fabulous!
Here’s my take on the can recipe…
- 1 (14.75 oz) can of salmon
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup red onion chopped small
- 1/2 cup red pepper chopped small (1/2 pepper)
- 1/3 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (I used homemade I keep int he freezer made from bread ends)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp dry thyme
- 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
Drain the salmons well and then crumble in your fingers removing any bones. I actually found quite a few!
Put all ingredients in a bowl
Combine with your hands.
Form the mixture into 5 patties each about 3-4 oz.
Pan fry over medium-high heat with a bit of non-stick cooking spray for about 3 minutes a side.
I served mine on a whole wheat English Muffin with some romaine and, yes, a squirt of ketchup.
When the other patties were cooled I put them in a freezer bag separated with wax paper.
To reheat simply remove a patty and pop in the microwave for about a minute. Makes a great quick lunch!
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|5||Salmon Burger Patty (no bun)|
|155||5g||1g||old: 3||new: 4|