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Wasabi Salmon Burgers


From EatingWell:  June/July 2005, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

Bring out the flavors of salmon with a Japanese-inspired infusion of ginger, sesame oil and wasabi. If you serve these patties on whole-wheat buns, consider reduced-fat mayonnaise and sliced cucumbers as condiments. Or skip the buns and set the patties atop a vinegary salad of greens, carrots, radishes and sprouts.

4 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes



  1. Whisk soy sauce, wasabi powder and honey in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside.
  2. With a large chef's knife, chop salmon using quick, even, straight-up-and-down motions (do not rock the knife through the fish or it will turn mushy). Continue chopping, rotating the knife, until you have a mass of roughly 1/4-inch pieces. Transfer to a large bowl. Add scallions, egg, ginger and oil; stir to combine. Form the mixture into 4 patties. The mixture will be moist and loose, but holds together nicely once the first side is cooked.
  3. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat for 1 minute. Add the patties and cook for 4 minutes. Turn and continue to cook until firm and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Spoon the reserved wasabi glaze evenly over the burgers and cook for 15 seconds more. Serve immediately.


Per serving : 174 Calories; 7 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 100 mg Cholesterol; 3 g Carbohydrates; 25 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 342 mg Sodium; 484 mg Potassium

Exchanges: 4 lean meat

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