A gift can be many things. It can be a hug, a kind word, an actual present, an unexpected surprise, a vision from nature, another day with a loved one. Each and every one of these should cause us to take a moment and be thankful for all that we have.
I have the good fortune to be gifted with a full filet of smoked salmon. And there is only so much salmon you can eat on a croute with diced hard boiled eggs, capers and lemon. So I put some in the freezer, and decided to make salmon burgers with smoked red peppers with the rest. Serve with a green salad with mustard vinaigrette. Dinner is served.
Smoked Salmon Burgers with Roasted Red Peppers
1 3/4 cup flaked salmon
1/2 a medium sweet onion, chopped fine
1/4 cup chopped roasted red pepper. (use Mt Olive in water. will need to pat dry before chopping)
3 T mayonnaise ( I like the avocado mayo by Best Foods or Vegannaise)
3 T almond flour ( Can use panko bread crumbs if you are not doing Keto. May want to add a touch more-need the patties to stay together.)
1/2 a lemon juiced
2 tsp Dijon mustard
Pepper and Salt to season
Olive oil to fry
Here We Go:
Preheat heavy skillet to medium heat. Whisk the egg, mustard, mayo, lemon juice together. Add in salmon, red pepper, onion, and almond flour. Lightly mix. Add Olive oil to pan. Form 6-8 patties with your hands and individually add them to the pan. Let them brown on bottom side, about 3-5 minutes, then flip. Cook another 3-5 till desired level. I like a bit of crispness to my salmon burgers.
I make a tartar sauce by mixing about a 1/2 cup of mayo, 1 T dill pickle juice and a minced dill pickle.