Salmon Ginger Cakes

INGREDIENTS
1 lb salmon fillet, cut into 1/4 inch dice
1/2 red bell pepper
1/4 cup scallions chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 tbsp grated fresh ginger(tip: Keep ginger root in a ziplock bag in the freezer so you always have some on hand)
1/3 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1 egg slightly beaten
1tbs sesame oil
1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
Salt and pepper
METHOD: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and shape into patties. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add some oil to the pan and cook patties 3 mins each side Serve with Asian dipping sauce if desired
COURSE: Dinner
PREPARATION TIME: 15 Minutes
COOKING TIME: 10 Minutes

 

Spicy Shrimp Burgers

INGREDIENTS
1 pound raw peeled and de-veined shrimp
1 celery stalk coarsely chopped
1/2 small onion coarse chop
1/2 green bell pepper coarse chop
1 clove garlic
Handful of parsley
1 tbs Old Bay seasoning
Pinch of cayenne pepper or dash of Tabasco(or what have you)
Zest of one lemon
METHOD: Add shrimp and pulse until fine chop. Add vegetables and the remainder of the seasonings until they are well mixed but so that vegetables are still little chunks. Heat a nonstick skillet with a bit of olive oil. Using an ice cream scoop to scoop mixture onto the skillet. Cook thoroughly on one side before flipping(otherwise they tend to fall apart). Cook 3-5 mins each side.
COURSE: Dinner
PREPARATION TIME: 20 Minutes
COOKING TIME: 10 Minutes

 

Chicken Burgers

INGREDIENTS
1 lb ground chicken
Half red onion grated
1 medium carrot grated
2 tbs ginger root grated
1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
3 tbsp Hoisin sauce
¼ cup dry bread crumbs(whole wheat or can use fresh)
METHOD: Place the chicken in a large bowl and grate the onion, carrot and ginger straight into the bowl. (the juice from the onion adds so much to the flavor) Shape into four large patties and place on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed or oiled. Bake at 325 for 20 mins. You might want to put them under the broiler for just a min or so to help brown them up. Delicious!
COURSE: Dinner
PREPARATION TIME: 15 Minutes
COOKING TIME: 20 Minutes

 

Tuna Burgers

INGREDIENTS
1 lb tuna steak chilled
1 strip of bacon minced (can substitute turkey bacon)
1/4 cup lemonzest wetrub (to follow)
Salt and pepper
Lemonzest Wetrub
Zest of 1 lemon
1/4 cup fresh ginger grated
1 clove garlic
1 medium jalapeno
2 tbs veg oil
2 tablespoons of cilantro
METHOD: Mince tuna into tiny cubes. Mix in the rest of the ingredients and form into burgers. Brush the burgers with oil or spray with Pam. Grill for only 3 mins each side over moderate heat. The flavor really is best if you stick to this amount of time. For the Wetrub: Add ingredients to a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Save the remainder of the wetrub and mix with plain yogurt or veganaise to top the burgers.
COURSE: Dinner
PREPARATION TIME: 20 Minutes
COOKING TIME: 10 Minutes

 

Wasabi Salmon Burger

INGREDIENTS
1 tsp wasabi powder
1 tsp water
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
4 ounces salmon fillet, cut in cubes
1 egg white beaten
1/2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp black sesame seeds
METHOD: n a bowl mix water with wasabi powder and whisk until blended. Add Dijon, salmon, egg white, and sesame seeds. Stir until blended. Form into a burger and grill 2-3 minutes per side (or until desired doneness) Great served on a bed on spinach
COURSE: Dinner
PREPARATION TIME: 10 Minutes
COOKING TIME: 5 Minutes

 

Cilantro Lime Burgers

INGREDIENTS
1 lb ground chicken
2 tbs grated onion
1 small clove of garlic grated
3 tbs lime juice
1 small jalapeno minced (seeds and core removed)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
Pinch of cumin
METHOD: Heat oven to 350. Grate onion and garlic directly into bowl. Add the remainder of the ingredients and mix well. Let sit in refrigerator for about 20 mins for flavors to blend. Shape into 4 patties and bake in oven for 35 mins. You can place under the broiler for a couple of mins to brown them up if you like. Serve with Cilantro Lime Sauce: Juice of 1 lime n 1 clove of garlic n Dash of Tabasco n 1 cup fresh cilantro n 1 tbs mayonnaise n 1 cup Greek style plain nonfat yogurt n Salt and pepper (to taste) n Blend all ingredients except the salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. Add salt and pepper to taste.
COURSE: Dinner
PREPARATION TIME: 35 Minutes
COOKING TIME: 30 Minutes