WIAW – Week 17

Hello & happy Wednesday… half-way through the week! Although now that I’m on summer vacation, I’d prefer if the weeks slowed down a bit!

Another Wednesday means another What I Ate Wednesday post. Be sure to check out Jen’s blog (Peas & Crayons) to check out what everyone else has been enjoying lately!

The theme Jen chose for WIAW in June is “sensible snacking.” I had planned on writing a post highlighting my snacks, but I actually didn’t snack all that much today. I was thinking “this is the banana I ate,” would probably make for a boring post, so instead I’m sharing what I ate for dinner last night.

Since one of my June goals was to try out some new recipes in the kitchen, I browsed through one of my old Rachael Ray cookbooks before meal planning this week for some inspiration. I saw a recipe for salmon burgers, & since I had been wanting to try them, I figured no better time than the present!

I wouldn’t even call this a “recipe”… more of a “how to.” Regardless, this is how I went about making salmon burgers

I simply cut up a salmon filet & ground it up a bit in my food processor. I seasoned the ground salmon with pepper & grill seasoning, then, after forming two patties, cooked them in a skillet for about 6 minutes… it was that simple! Next time, I will probably buy a larger salmon filet to make more than 2 burgers. The one I purchased was just shy of a lb., so if you are wanting to make 4+ burgers, I would go for at least 1.5 lbs.!

 

In the cookbook I used as a reference, there was also a recipe for a simple sauce to go with these burgers. I didn’t follow any exact measurements; instead, I used the provided recipe as a guideline. I simply mixed equal parts cream cheese & sour cream (about 1 tbsp. each) with one chopped scallion & a squirt of lemon juice. The sauce complimented the salmon quite nicely!

I served the salmon burger on a whole wheat bun topped with some of the sauce & on a bed of arugula. (The side dish is roasted potatoes with ketchup!)

I’m glad that I finally tried salmon burgers because they were both delicious & easy to make. (Side note: I’m sure if you don’t have a food processor, you could process the salmon filet in a blender/Magic Bullet!)

Did you try any new recipes this week?

Have you ever had a salmon burger?

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13 comments

  1. Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles says:

    L.O.V.E salmon burgers!!! :) I haven’t had one in ages- now that is going to have to change soon!! …..I DID try a new recipe this week- I didn’t use a recipe but I tried to remember how it tasted and went off of that- it totally rocked! Husband approved! SCORE!
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    • 4thesakeofcake says:

      I definitely didn’t find these to have the same taste as a regular salmon filet does, so they might like it!

    • 4thesakeofcake says:

      I thought about using canned salmon just to save a little money! I’m sure either way — as long as it’s dolled up with some spices/condiments — it’s good!

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