Chipotle Salmon Burgers

Chipotle Salmon Burgers Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
Shape the patties up to eight hours in advance, and cook just before serving. Use a grill pan or nonstick skillet to cook them since they may not hold up on a standard grill. If you have a mini food processor, use it to prepare the mayonnaise mixture. You can use regular hamburger buns instead of English muffins.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 408
Caloriesfromfat 33 %
Fat 15 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Monofat 4.5 g
Polyfat 6.6 g
Protein 37.4 g
Carbohydrate 28.9 g
Fiber 2.9 g
Cholesterol 94 mg
Iron 3.8 mg
Sodium 595 mg
Calcium 124 mg

Ingredients

Mayonnaise:
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mango
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh pineapple
1/8 teaspoon finely grated lime rind
Burgers:
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (1 1/4-pound) salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 1-inch pieces
Cooking spray
4 English muffins
4 butter lettuce leaves

Preparation

1. To prepare mayonnaise, combine first 5 ingredients in a food processor or blender; process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl; cover and chill.

2. To prepare burgers, place onions, 1/4 cup cilantro, chile, and juice in a food processor; process until finely chopped. Add salt and salmon; pulse 4 times or until salmon is coarsely ground and mixture is well blended.

3. Divide salmon mixture into 4 equal portions; shape each portion into a (1-inch-thick) patty. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

4. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

5. Wipe skillet with paper towels; recoat with cooking spray. Place 2 muffins, cut sides down, in pan; cook 2 minutes or until lightly toasted. Repeat procedure with cooking spray and remaining muffins.

6. Place 1 muffin bottom on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1 lettuce leaf and 1 patty. Spread about 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture over each patty; place 1 muffin top on each serving.

Note:

Maureen Callahan,

June 2008
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