Jon and I tend to not buy fresh fish a lot. Only because we have been stung with bad fish too many times from the Zehrs fish counter. We rely mainly on our tuna/salmon during the day and supplement with fish oils in order to get our quota of omegas. But don’t get us wrong we LOVE fresh seafood. So this week I bought frozen wild salmon (prepackaged which I felt more optimistic about) and made these amazing Salmon Burgers. We incorporated some other super foods like kale and quinoa to bring these babies to the next level of healthy and tasty. We topped ours with a dollop of salsa 🙂
Superfood Salmon, Kale and Quinoa Burgers (makes 5 burgers):
16oz wild salmon (not farmed), skin removed and chopped finely
1 tsp olive oil
3/4 cup of quinoa (cooked)
1/2 cup diced red onion
1 1/2 cup kale, chopped
2 tbsp dijon
1 egg, beaten
pinch of each: cinnamon, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper
1 tsp each salt and pepper
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
1) Add the olive oil to a medium pot and saute the onions and kale with a pinch of salt and pepper over medium heat until the kale is wilted and tender (about 5 mins)
2) Add this mixture to the salmon and add remaining ingredients. Mix to combine and form into 5 burger patties.
3) Heat a pan over medium heat, when hot add the coconut oil and fry the burgers for about 5 mins a side or until browned and cooked through.
Macronutrient Breakdown (per burger):