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Pacific Northwest Burger

Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Cindy Barr
Hands-on time 47 mins
Total time 47 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger)
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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 397
  • fat 14.9 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • monofat 4.7 g
  • polyfat 4.1 g
  • protein 37.5 g
  • carbohydrate 24.9 g
  • fiber 1.8 g
  • cholesterol 80 mg
  • iron 2.4 mg
  • sodium 567 mg
  • calcium 117 mg

How to Make It

  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. Combine mayonnaise and next 3 ingredients. Cover and refrigerate.

  3. Preheat grill to high heat.

  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. 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.

Cook's Notes

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