Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Swedish Salmon Burger

It's cold and wet outside and I'm fed up with this winter already - we still have weeks to go, but the nights are getting lighter and there are snowdrops flowering outside my door - so spring must be heading our way!  I'm also getting a little fed up with winter food - casseroles and stews, all those heavy meals -   so in order to bring a little spring freshness to my life I decided to make myself a Swedish salmon burger for my supper last night - flavoured with loads of dill and lemon zest it really tasted fantastic - all healthy 'good-mood-food' an excellent meal to banish those winter blues.......

recipe - enough 4 burgers
750g fresh salmon
2 tablespoons bread crumbs - made with day old bread
2 spring onions or a small bunch chives
zest half a lemon
1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
1 teaspoon capers
pinch chilli flakes
1 egg

1 tablespoon creme fraiche
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 teaspoon dill
Zest of half a lemon
Loads of black pepper

Burger buns and salad to serve

First skin the salmon fillets and then finely slice the flesh. You can chop into a fine dice it if you want, or pop it in a food processor but I like to use a sharp knife and slice it into thin strips.

Once sliced place in a bowl. Chop the spring onions and add to the salmon along with the bread crumbs, the lemon zest, chopped dill, capers and chilli flakes. Gently fold together and then add the beaten egg to bind. Add a little salt and pepper to season if you wish. Divide the mixture into four and then form into patties.

Heat a frying pan or heavy based skillet and wipe over a little olive oil. Place the burgers on the pan and cook for approx four minutes each side. Be careful when turning over they are rather delicate!

Whilst the burgers are cooking you can make up the dressing. Just place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. I like to add a load of freshly ground black pepper but no salt to it as well.

Once the burgers are cooked through transfer them to the buns. Add salad - I used cucumber, tomatoes, a little baby beet leaf and sprinkled over some more dill. Dollop on a good spoonful of dressing and pop the top on.

Serve with loads of paper napkins as it's a rather messy eat! but very, very tasty!

Have a great day
Love Lizx

 Swedish Salmon Burger