BBQ season is nearly here and that means burger time! Make something a little different and try a salmon burger, that is packed full of Thai spices.
I am honestly not sure what I like most about this recipe, the burger itself or the creamy lime and basil sauce. That sauce is life changing. Okay, maybe not life changing, but food changing anyway. I would seriously recommend making extra and putting it on sandwiches or using as a dip. Okay, enough about the sauce, you are here for the burger!
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You might be wondering why there is a fish recipe on my blog when I am vegetarian. Well, we are not vegetarian any more. I would say that 95% of our diet is vegetarian, but the past couple of weeks we have added fish back in to our diet, because I was really struggling to get enough protein and pretty much all veggie proteins were off the menu for me. It’s not ideal, and I would rather me totally veggie, but sometimes you just have to do what is right for your health, and this is what is right for me at the moment.
So, I am making the most of all the delicious fish recipes that we used to eat and these salmon burger were always a favourite of ours. What I love about these, is that you can get creative with the burgers and add different flavours. These ones are Thai flavoured, as they are packed with lemongrass, galangal and chillies, but you could easily make them Mexican or Cajun.
To say we are fans of making burgers would be an understatement. We looooooove burgers, and so much so that we have a day of the week dedicated to them. Saturday night is burger night, the way that Tuesday is taco night and Friday is pizza night. Every Saturday we spend some time in the kitchen together and come up with a different burger recipes – we do try to create something new every week, but there are some that we love so much that they are repeated.
I love traditions, as they create such happy memories and it’s interesting how many traditions revolve around food. Burger night is that one night a week where we spend a little more time in the kitchen together doing something we both love, which is cooking. The thought of burgers might fill some people with guilt, as they associate it with fast food, but we have changed that in our house as we make them from scratch and spend time together doing it. It’s all about the power of positive thinking, and changing the way we thing about food and our burger night tradition has allowed us to do that. So, as part of the #WomanKind campaign that I am working with Weight Watchers on, I am sharing one of our favourite burger recipes that is helping us to be kinder to our bodies.
Do you have any food traditions in your house?
I am so excited that BBQ season is just around the corner, and these burger will be a hit with everyone that you have round. No need to load these up with cheese, just let the flavours shine though and enjoy a fresh and light burger. It’s really light on Weight Watchers SmartPoints too, so perfect for a healthy alternative at a BBQ.
Ingredients – Serves 2:
– 2 salmon fillets
-3 garlic cloves
– 1 lemongrass stalk
– 4 shallots
– A thumb sized piece of ginger
– 2 small green chillies
– 1 slice of wholemeal bread
– Juice of 2 lime
– 4 tbsp 0% Greek yoghurt
– 4 tbsp fresh basil
Optional to serve:
– Burger bun
– Tomato slices
– Red onion slices
1) Put the bread in a food processor and blend until breadcrumbs.
2) Put the skinless salmon, 2 of the garlic cloves, lemon grass, shallots, ginger, chillies and juice of 1 of the limes in a food processor and blend until ground. Take out and form into 2 burger patties.
3) Heat some oil in a pan and cook for around 3 minutes each side.
4) Meanwhile, put the Greek yoghurt, the last garlic clove, juice of 1 lime and the basil in a food processor (clean after using it for the salmon) and blend to make a sauce.
5) Serve with sauce on top of the salmon burger.
Nutritional Information – per person for salmon burger patty and sauce:
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: 7
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**This recipe is commissioned by Weight Watchers, however all opinions are my own**