Fun Foods Friday #2

Before we get to the food, a few random thoughts to start off the day:

  •  The Red Sox had opening day yesterday… Baseball is Baaaaaaack!! After last year’s season collapse, it took me a while to be ready to even think about the Sox again. But now that it’s spring, I’m ready, and Fenway is calling my name (Although I’m still a little sniffly over the retirements of Tek and Wake). The Red Sox may be underdogs this season, but who doesn’t love a good underdog story, right?
Thanks, fellas
  • Although I’m aware that I might be the only person left on the face of the earth who watches American Idol, I can’t tell you enough how much I love Phillip Phillips (Yes, that’s really his name). He’s AMAZING. Seriously, check him out, and then tell me how right I am. That kid rocks.
  • The few weeks in Boston when all of the trees start to blossom is one of my absolute favorite times of year. When Boston Common is filled with white and pink blossoms everywhere, there is almost no place I’d rather be, and right now there are more blossoming every day. Just look at this!
Love love love
  • It’s Easter weekend which means that there will be plenty of easter-egg hunts canceled because of rowdy parents. (Click on it, really, it’s ridiculous). I swear, what is wrong with people? If I ever have kids and I get so competitive at an Easter Egg Hunt that it gets cancelled, please put me in time out. Permanently.

And now, on to my actual post:

The other night, I made some pretty kick-ass Salmon Burgers, so even though I would love to be selfish and keep my recipe to myself, I am going to be generous and share it with all of you. This is a super easy and quick meal, great for mid-week when you don’t have much time, and healthy too!

What you’ll need*:

1 Can Wild Alaskan Salmon – I use Trader Joe’s brand

Bread Crumbs – about 2 Tbs

1/4 Large Onion, finely chopped

Salt to taste (I use Herbamare instead of salt when cooking usually)

Spices to taste: I used Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute (Yes, that’s really what it’s called). This was a recent purchase and a definite WIN!

1 Egg

2 Tbs Hummus – I used Spinach Artichoke Hummus**

*Note: I didn’t measure anything, so these are all estimates. That’s just how I roll. Sorry!  I also usually chop up some garlic to throw in there but didn’t this time because I was feeling lazy.

**My super-secret ingredient is no longer super-secret. I used this flavor of hummus because it was all I had on hand, but I’m sure any flavor variety would do. It definitely adds a little extra flavor and some great moisture to the mix though.

What you need to do:

If you’ve never dealt with canned salmon, it can be kind of disgusting if you’re not expecting what comes out of that can. Be prepared to have to pull the spine and bones off of the fish. Yep, I told you, disgusting. It does come off very easily though, and the bones are generally so soft that even if you leave a few behind, you’ll never know the difference. I clean off all of the skin and oddly colored bits of fish as well, but you don’t have to do that if you’re not crazy like me.

Mash up all ingredients together…I don’t really care what order you put them in.

Form the patties by hand. The ingredients above will make about 5 small patties, or about 3 regular sized patties. I would suggest doubling the recipe if feeding more than 2 people, especially if you want leftovers.

Grill em up! I cook mine on the Foreman grill, but you could just as easily cook them on a regular grill, or even in a pan on the stovetop.

I served mine up over a bed of baby spinach with a sprinkling of feta, and a side of roasted broccoli/cauliflower.


Suggested add-ons: These are excellent  with slivers of avocado on top, and if serving as a regular burger on a bun, avocado, lettuce, tomato, feta, and hummus all add to the flavor very well!

Do you have any other add-ons you usually put on your salmon burgers? Have you had salmon burgers before? How do you feel about baseball season starting up again, and do I have any Sox fan readers out there? Does anyone actually watch American Idol or am I really the only one?

Happy Friday everyone!

13 thoughts on “Fun Foods Friday #2

  1. The salmon burgers sound great! This has become one of my easy dinner, go-to recipes, so I’ve tried lots of different kinds. My favorite has the basics that you mentioned, but I put Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and dill in it. Then I serve it with a sauce of plain yogurt, lemon zest, more dill and a little parsley. It’s awesome! I’ll have to try the hummus next time… thanks for the tip!

    1. Thanks for the comment, Michelle! I often use Dijon too, but have never used dill. What a great idea, and the sauce sounds delish! Thanks!

  2. I love anything with hummus! Sounds good 🙂

    PS. I love the new header! I’m trying to do something to my blog, but I’m procrastinating haha

    1. Thanks so much Tara! I was thinking about it for a while too, I just suddenly got motivated for some reason, haha!

  3. Those salmon burgers mmmmm I absolutely ADORE that 21 seasoning salute spice, it makes every meat taste like heaven! 😀
    Hallelujah for baseball, I love it too! Today’s rangers opening day, soooo stoked for the return of baseball!
    Have a great weekend girl!

    1. Oh and I’m LOVIN your header!! It’s awesome! 🙂

      1. Thank yooou!!! I really am happy with how it came out. And Yeah for another baseball fan, we’ll have to commiserate this season!

  4. Sable@SquatLikeALady April 6, 2012 — 1:18 pm

    YUM! These sound delicious. I bet they’d work with canned tuna too (we are ghetto fab over here!!!)

    You are making me miss Boston so much =( Whenever I come back to visit (sometime this year!! May or September) we should meet up!!!!!! =D

    1. Ha, they will absolutely work with canned Tuna too!! Trust me, I don’t always have salmon on hand 🙂 And YES definitely, I would love to meet up when/if you come up here!!!

  5. WOOOO when did the new header come!? Love love love it, but I love you too 😉 hehe

    U are not alone the American Idol thing – your girl over here definitely watches it too 🙂

    Great looking burgs, though. U can bet your bottom I am trying them 🙂

    1. Thanks so much babe! I just put the new header up last night, and I’m really happy with how it came out so I’m glad others like it too! And let me know when you try the burgers — I feel like I put different things in them every time I make them!

  6. onehealthymunchkin April 6, 2012 — 7:42 pm

    Mmm those salmon burgers look so good! I love that you used hummus in them! Such a good idea! 😀

    Also I love the new blog look!

    1. Thanks girl!! The hummus was definitely a great addition, it was the first time I used it but I’m definitely going to keep doing that in the future!

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