Recipe by Starfire (aka Wendy)
This Recipe comes from the food network. I love wasabi and salmon. This is a great combo! Bring out the flavors of salmon with a Japanese-inspired infusion of ginger, sesame oil and wasabi. If you serve these patties on whole-wheat buns, consider reduced-fat mayonnaise and sliced cucumbers as condiments. Or skip the buns and set the patties atop a vinegary salad of greens, carrots, radishes and sprouts.
Top Review by cali~jenn
I actually have this recipe in a healthy eating cookbook I have and it looked so-ooo good I had to try it. The smell was great while cooking but it didnt seem to live up to the flavors I was hoping for. I had made 2 nights worth so the 2nd night I changed up the patties and added cilantro and made a spicy mayo sauce that I use for my shrimp tacos. it did taste better this way and will keep trying to modify it until I figure out what I like. Thanks for posting it tho, it was nice using fresh salmon for the burgers.
- 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons wasabi powder (see Note)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon honey
- 1 lb salmon fillet, skinned (see Tip)
- 2 scallions, finely chopped
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
Directions See How It's Made
- With a large chef's knife, chop salmon using quick, even, straight-up-and-down motions (do not rock the knife through the fish or it will turn mushy). Continue chopping, rotating the knife, until you have a mass of roughly 1/4-inch pieces. Transfer to a large bowl. Add scallions, egg, ginger and oil; stir to combine. Form the mixture into 4 patties. The mixture will be moist and loose, but holds together nicely once the first side is cooked.
- Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat for 1 minute. Add the patties and cook for 4 minutes. Turn and continue to cook until firm and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Spoon the reserved wasabi glaze evenly over the burgers and cook for 15 seconds more. Serve immediately.
- Ingredient note: Wasabi powder, when mixed with water, becomes the green paste most of us know from sushi restaurants. The powder is available in jars in the Asian aisle of most supermarkets or in almost all Asian markets. Store at room temperature for up to 1 year.To skin a salmon fillet: Place it on a clean cutting board, skin side down. Starting at the tail end, slip the blade of a long, sharp knife between the fish flesh and the skin, holding the skin down firmly with your other hand. Gently push the blade along at a 30 degree angle, separating the fillet from the skin without cutting through either. Or have your fishmonger do it for you.
- 4 servings 30 minutes.