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Salmon Burgers

Becky Luigart-Stayner
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)
Give beef a break and try quick, simple salmon burgers. Combine salmon with red onion and fresh basil to make a hearty burger with less than 200 calories. Enjoy on toasted fococcia bread for a gourmet meal that’s ready in 10 minutes. Summer entertaining just got so much easier.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (1-pound) salmon fillet, skinned and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 large egg white
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 (3/4-ounce) slices focaccia, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 190
  • caloriesfromfat 42 %
  • fat 8.8 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 3.8 g
  • polyfat 2.1 g
  • protein 25.2 g
  • carbohydrate 1.1 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 58 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 236 mg
  • calcium 21 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine hot pepper sauce and egg white in a small bowl; add egg white mixture to salmon mixture, stirring well to combine.

  2. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add salmon patties, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve patties on toasted focaccia.

Cook's Notes

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