AuthorZFKCategoryDifficultyIntermediate

Asian Salmon Burgers with Pickled Cucumber

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time25 minsCook Time8 minsTotal Time33 mins

Pickled Cucumber
 ½ seedless cucumber, halved and thinly sliced
 3 tbsp rice vinegar
 ½ tsp sugar
Salmon Burgers
 4 (4-oz.) salmon fillets, skin removed
 ¾ cup whole-wheat panko bread crumbs
 ½ cup mashed sweet potatoes
 1 ½ tsp grated fresh ginger root
 1 egg white
 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted

Pickled Cucumber
1

In a small bowl combine cucumber, vinegar and sugar. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes.

Salmon Burger
2

Place salmon in a food processor; pulse 5 to 7 times or until finely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl. Add panko, sweet potatoes, ginger, egg white and soy sauce; stir to combine. Shape into 4 patties, 1/2-inch thick.

3

Coat a large grill pan or skillet with nonstick cooking spray; place over medium-high heat. Add patties to skillet; cook 4 to 5 minutes per side or to desired doneness. Place 1 burger on each bun, top with pickles, and serve.

Make it a meal: Serve with Asian slaw and roasted sweet potato wedges.

Culinary: Panko 
Panko is a Japanese-style bread crumb. The biggest difference between panko and standard bread crumbs is that panko is made from bread without crusts.

Nutrition: Coho Salmon
Coho salmon is full and mild. This pan-sized variety has a more delicate flavor than other types of salmon. A 3-oz. cooked serving of salmon yields 21g of protein.

Ingredients

Pickled Cucumber
 ½ seedless cucumber, halved and thinly sliced
 3 tbsp rice vinegar
 ½ tsp sugar
Salmon Burgers
 4 (4-oz.) salmon fillets, skin removed
 ¾ cup whole-wheat panko bread crumbs
 ½ cup mashed sweet potatoes
 1 ½ tsp grated fresh ginger root
 1 egg white
 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted

Directions

Pickled Cucumber
1

In a small bowl combine cucumber, vinegar and sugar. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes.

Salmon Burger
2

Place salmon in a food processor; pulse 5 to 7 times or until finely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl. Add panko, sweet potatoes, ginger, egg white and soy sauce; stir to combine. Shape into 4 patties, 1/2-inch thick.

3

Coat a large grill pan or skillet with nonstick cooking spray; place over medium-high heat. Add patties to skillet; cook 4 to 5 minutes per side or to desired doneness. Place 1 burger on each bun, top with pickles, and serve.

Asian Salmon Burgers with Pickled Cucumber
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