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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Salmon Burgers

If you are looking for something different this weekend, try a salmon burger or a fish sandwich.  Go light on the mayo or other fatty dressings and you'll have a tasty but calorie cutting burger.  By now, my readers probably know that I love fish more than poultry or meat and I'll choose fish or seafood in a restaurant almost every time.  Except now that I had that lovely reaction to scallops, I may be limited to fish only.  We'll see.

Salmon Burger With Lemon Mayo
enough fish to make a decent, bun sized portion for each person
salt and pepper to taste
fresh basil leaves
2 Tbsp. light mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon zest
lettuce and tomato if desired
Season fish and grill or bake 7 to 10 minutes depending on thickness.  Fish should be slightly underdone.
Mix mayo, lemon juice and zest.  Spread thinly on toasted buns, top with fish, fresh basil, lettuce and tomato.

Now does dinner get any easier than that?  Catfish or tilapia also makes a yummy fish sandwich.  You can even cook it the same way.  Or season the fish with a little chili powder and a pinch of cayenne and top it with fresh salsa and lettuce.

Serve those burgers with a side of home fries or better yet, sweet potato wedges which have more nutrition.

Sweet Potato Wedges
2 to 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into long wedges
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.  Heat oven to 400.  Mix dry ingredients in a large Ziploc bag, add potatoes and shake to coat.  Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake 20 to 30 minutes until lightly browned.

Have a wonderful weekend and keep an eye on mother nature.

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