Did you know salmon is a bit of a rock star? This oily fish is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids which are are considered essential for the body. Plus, salmon is a great source of protein and marries well with a variety of flavors. This recipe was created by accident — how many great dishes are invented! I was looking for a use for day-old grilled salmon and whipped up these veggie-infused, super moist burgers in a pinch. Ever since, they have become staples in our kitchen and I hope they become favorites in yours.
Salmon and Spinach Burgers Recipe
Salmon and Spinach Burgers
- 6 salmon fillets roughly 8z each
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup tamari
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Juice of one lemon
- Touch of honey
- Cooked salmon flaked (recipe above)
- Olive oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 2 eggs
- Salt and pepper
Marinate salmon in the fridge for one hour, tossing to coat as needed.
Prepare oven or outdoor grill.
Cook on each side for approximately 5 minutes or until crisp on edges.
Using a fork, remove skin and flake salmon into bite size pieces.
In a large skillet on low heat, fry onions until translucent and slightly golden.
Add ginger and cook until fragrant.
Raise heat and add spinach until wilted.
Set aside and cool.
In a large bowl, mix spinach mixture and flaked salmon.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Form burgers into palm shaped patties and arrange on a greased baking sheet.
Refrigerate to set.
Cooking the burgers
In a large skillet fry burgers in a touch of olive oil to brown each side.
Transfer burgers to oven and finish cooking.