If you like crab cakes, you will enjoy these salmon burgers because they are just as tasty and have a similar flaky texture. This is an Asian-inspired acid reflux friendly recipe is made with fresh ginger and white miso, which are both considered GERD diet friendly spices. For those not familiar with white miso, it’s a traditional Japanese seasoning, in paste form, made from fermented soybeans. We mix the white miso paste with plain yogurt to make a delicious low-fat, mayonnaise-style topping for the burger. A tablespoon or two of our own carrot slaw finishes the sandwich, so we recommend a sturdy and lightly toasted hamburger style bun. It’s very healthy and so de”lite”ful!
2 carrots grated
1 celery stalk finely chopped**
1 large egg
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 1/4 pound skinless salmon filet
1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon dried minced onion (optional)
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon white miso*
4 whole wheat hamburger buns
Sea or kosher salt and pepper
- Mix together the carrots, celery**, vinegar and oil in a small bowl, and set aside.
- Carefully cut the skinless salmon filet into 1-inch pieces.
- In a separate bowl, gently “hand mix” the salmon chunks, fresh ginger, bread crumbs, large egg, 1/4 t salt and 1/4 t pepper, and optional dried minced onion until the mixture is combined.
- Form the mixture into four 3/4 inch patties and then make a small indentation with your thumb into the top of each patty. This will help prevent over-plumping during cooking.
- Cover the patties and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Lightly oil a clean grill and cook the patties on medium high for 8 to 10 minutes, gently flipping once at the half way point until patties look opaque. Toast the buns on the grill.
- Place the cooked patties onto the prepared buns, and top each with a tablespoon or more of miso yogurt (recipe follows) and the desired amount of carrot slaw.
Mix 1/4 cup plain yogurt with 1 teaspoon white miso* (soybean paste) until combined.
*White miso can be found in the refrigerated section of your grocery store
**If sweet peppers are not one of your trigger foods, you can substitute 1/4 cup finely chopped red or green peppers for the celery, if desired.
Nutritional information (per serving): 410 calories, 619 mg sodium, 11 g fat, 127 mg cholesterol