A Recipe for White AND Red Wine Lovers

     Sharing a bottle of wine can sometimes be problematic if one person prefers white wines and the other prefers reds.

     Here’s a recipe to bridge the gap and create food-and-wine pairing peace in our time. Try it with Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir… or both.

     This recipe makes 5 servings.



* 14 3/4-oz. can salmon, drained, with skin and bones removed

* 1 cup wheat germ, divided

* 1/3 cup sliced green onions

* 3 egg whites, divided

* 4 tablespoons water, divided

* 2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste

* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

* 5 whole wheat hamburger buns

* 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced

* 1 medium tomato, sliced

* 1 cup spinach leaves, rinsed and patted dry


     1. In medium bowl, combine salmon, 1/2 cup wheat germ and green onions.

     2. In small bowl, beat together 2 egg whites, 2 tablespoons water,

mayonnaise, salt and hot pepper sauce. Add to salmon mixture, mixing well.

     3. Shape into 5 patties, each about 1 inch thick.

     4. In shallow dish, place remaining 1/2 cup wheat germ. In second shallow

dish, beat remaining egg white with remaining 2 tablespoons water until frothy.

     5. Dip salmon patties one at a time into wheat germ, then into egg white

mixture, then again into wheat germ.

     6. In a non-stick skillet, heat oil. Cook patties over medium heat for 3 to

4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and heated through.

     7. Serve patties on rolls with avocado, tomato and spinach.

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