Pacific Northwest Burger

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Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Cindy Barr
Recipe from Cooking Light

Made with glazed grilled salmon, our Pacific Northwest Burger embodies the crunch, sweetness, pepper, and tang that's indicative of the West coast.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups very thinly sliced radish
  • 1/3 cup canola mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, skinned
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns
  • 1 1/2 cups watercress

Preparation

Hands On: 47 Minutes
Total: 47 Minutes

  1. 1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Pour hot liquid over radish. Chill 30 minutes; drain well.
  2. 2. Combine mayonnaise and next 3 ingredients. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. 3. Preheat grill to high heat.
  4. 4. Combine soy sauce and chili sauce, stirring with a whisk. Sprinkle fillets with pepper and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Place fillets on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes, brushing with half of soy mixture. Carefully turn fillets; grill 4 minutes or until desired degree of doneness, brushing with remaining soy mixture.
  5. 5. Spread 2 tablespoons mayo mixture on bottom half of each bun; top each with 1 fillet. Top evenly with radishes. Arrange about 1/3 cup watercress on each fillet; top with top halves of buns.

Notes

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Scott Mowbray and Robin Bashinsky,
July 2013

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 397
  • Fat: 14.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 4.1g
  • Protein: 37.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 24.9g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Iron: 2.4mg
  • Sodium: 567mg
  • Calcium: 117mg