Enjoy Salmon, With No Fork Required

Here’s a great way to enjoy salmon, and this recipe yields 4 servings.

Try it with either Pinot Noir or Zinfandel.



* 1 1/2 lbs. salmon, boned, skinned and cut into 1-inch cubes

* 1 tablespoon drained capers, chopped

* 2/3 cup Japanese panko bread crumbs

* 1 tablespoon lemon juice

* 1/2 teaspoon pepper

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* 1 egg, beaten

* 1 tablespoon butter

* 4 hamburger buns, toasted

* Tartar sauce

* Coleslaw


1. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse salmon cubes several times until coarsely ground. Remove ground salmon to a large bowl, and stir in capers, bread crumbs, lemon juice, pepper, salt and egg until the mixture is uniform and fully combined.

2. Divide mixture into 4 patties of equal size.

3. In a large saute pan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add the patties (do not crowd) and saute, adjusting the heat as needed, until the burgers are golden on the outside and cooked throughout (2 to 2 1/2 minutes per side).

4. To prepare the burgers, brush the insides of each toasted bun with tartar sauce, and spoon a little coleslaw on the base of the bun. Place a burger on the slaw, then add the bun top and serve immediately.

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