by Roberta L. Duyff, MS, RDN, FAND, CFCS
frigid waters of places like Norway, Chile and Alaska are a natural environment
for salmon, a rich source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. To fit seafood
into your casual suppers, try this recipe for pan-fried salmon burgers complemented
in a traditional way: with a Norwegian-inspired lemon-dill spread, tomato and
cucumber slices, and served on hearty whole-wheat buns. Canned salmon is
economical and nourishing, with the added benefit of calcium from the tiny
edible bones ground during the canning process. For convenience, keep a can of
salmon on hand!
3/4-ounce) can unsalted sockeye or pink salmon, drained
3/4 cup plain dried whole wheat breadcrumbs, divided
1 medium green onion,
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/8 teaspoon freshly-ground
1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons canola oil, or more if needed
1/2 cup plain reduced-fat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt, to taste
6 (2 1/2-inch) whole wheat buns, lightly
1 medium tomato,
1/2 cup thinly-sliced cucumbers
flake the salmon into a medium bowl. Add 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, green onion,
lemon peel, and pepper; mix. Set aside.
the mayonnaise, egg and honey in a small bowl; mix into the salmon mixture.
salmon mixture into six 1/2-inch thick patties. Put the remaining 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
on a plate; coat the salmon patties well with the crumbs, firmly shaping them
so the patties are compact. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 1 hour to firm
the salmon patties.
- Meanwhile, prepare the lemon-dill spread. Combine yogurt, dill, mustard,
lemon juice, garlic, and salt in a small bowl; blend well. Cover; chill until
ready to assemble the salmon sliders.
- Heat oil in a 10-inch non-stick skillet on medium heat. Cook the salmon
patties for about 5 to 6 minutes on each side, turning gently; cook until
- To assemble salmon sliders, cover the insides of the toasted buns with
lemon-dill spread. Arrange the salmon patties, tomato,
and cucumbers on top.
an alternative cooking method, cook the salmon patties in a 350°F oven. Place
the patties on a baking sheet, coated with cooking spray. Cook for about 8
minutes per side, turning gently, until golden brown.
360; Calories from fat: 160; Total fat: 18g; Saturated fat: 3g; Trans fat: 0g;
Cholesterol: 55mg; Sodium: 380mg; Total carbohydrate: 32g; Dietary fiber: 4g;
Sugars: 8g; Protein: 19g