Salmon Sliders with Yogurt-Chive Sauce
Salmon burgers are a handy way to eat your heart-healthy omega-3s. Making them out of fresh salmon is easy, but canned salmon is always an affordable and convenient option. The buns are completely optional—you can also enjoy them just topped with the sauce or over greens.
- 2/3 cup low fat plain Greek yogurt (or use any variety)
- 1 Tbsp. fresh chives minced
- 5 tsp. capers chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced, about 1/2 tsp.
- 1 lemon use 1 tsp. zest and cut the lemon into wedges
- 3/4 - 1 lb. boneless, skinless salmon fillet (use wild Alaskan salmon, if possible), or use 15 - 20 oz. canned salmon
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs or panko (use wheat/gluten-free if needed) if needed)
- 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard (use wheat/gluten-free if needed)
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. Old Bay or other seafood seasoning,
- 4 tsp. butter
- 6 whole wheat buns (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed) optional
- 1 tomato thinly sliced (optional)
- In a small serving bowl, combine the yogurt, chives, 2 tsp. capers, garlic, and the lemon zest. Set it aside.
- Finely chop the salmon using a chef’s knife or a food processor. In a medium bowl, thoroughly combine the salmon, mayonnaise, bread crumbs, mustard, 1 Tbsp. capers, and the Old Bay.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet (or 2 medium skillets) over medium-high heat and melt the butter.
- Meanwhile, using wet hands, form the salmon mixture into 6 small burgers (about 3-inches across).
- When the butter is hot and bubbling, add the burgers and cook them for 2 – 3 minutes per side until they are nicely browned. Meanwhile, toast the buns, if using.
- Remove the burgers from the heat and eat them immediately topped with the yogurt-chive sauce, and with the sliced tomato and buns (optional). Squeeze fresh lemon juice on top of the burgers, as desired.
Do Ahead or Delegate: Mince the chives, chop the capers, peel the garlic, zest and cut the lemon, prepare and refrigerate the yogurt-chive sauce, chop and refrigerate the salmon, combine the ingredients for the sliders, shape into burgers and refrigerate, slice the tomato if using. Scramble Flavor Booster: Double the chives and garlic in the yogurt-chive sauce. Tip: Do you pour out the liquid that sits on top of your freshly opened yogurt? Don’t! That mysterious liquid is whey and it contains good-for-you protein and calcium, so stir it in! Nutritional Information Per Serving (with buns) (% based upon daily values): Calories 363, Total Fat: 18g, 27%; Saturated Fat: 5g, 22%; Cholesterol: 50mg, 16.5%; Sodium: 433mg, 18%; Total Carbohydrate: 23g, 7.5%; Dietary Fiber: 3g, 10%; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 25g Like this recipe? Check out The Scramble's family-friendly meal plans to see just how simple getting dinner on the table can be!
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