Friday, May 2, 2014

Healthy & Yummy Recipe: Salmon Burgers

Salmon burgers

Remember when I wrote about a sweet potato fries recipe? It was easy and quick to make, and more importantly, it was healthy! Well, I accompanied those fries with homemade salmon burgers, broccoli (missing in action) and a bit of mayonaise with herbs. So, below you will find the recipe to these healthy and delicious salmon burgers.. but these did take a bit longer to make! 

Though it might take some time to make, the dish is still quite simple. You will need the following ingredients: 500 grams of salmon filet  (for 4 big salmon burgers), 1 onion, 1 egg, 2 breads sliced into small pieces or use breadcrumbs, 1 teaspoon of lemongrass, 1 teaspoon of garlic, a bit of salt and spices to your liking.. I chose: cayenne pepper, black pepper, paprika powder and cumin.

The first and most important step is to cut everything up into small bits:
  • cut the salmon as small as you can or mince it in a kitchen machine (I did the latter).
  • cut the onions into small bits and whisk 1 egg
  • grab all your ingredients
Now you need to put all of the ingredients into your mixer (kitchen machine) and mix it together. You can also do this by hand, but this is rather tiring and takes up more time... so the kitchen machine is my greatest helper in the kitchen - besides my boyfriend, of course! Here is an overview of how everything looked in the mixer:

Salmon burgers  mix


So the ingredients are mixed together and stick well, which means you can start creating the salmon burgers by taking a bit of your mix and making a big ball in your hands. Once you have a ball shape you can flatten the ball into the shape of a burger. Or do like me.. and use spatula (because I did not feel like getting my hands dirty); this will mean they will not be perfectly shaped.. luckily, I can live with that! This is what the burger should look like (as you can see I added extra black peper and cayenne pepper on the burgers in the frying pan):

How to make salmon burgers

Grab a frying pan and a bit of vegetable oil (I used sunflower oil) in there (I varied between 2 to 3 tablespoons of oil) so the salmon burgers would get a nice brown color on the outside and would be softly cooked on the inside (not dry). Flip the burgers after about 3 minutes and make sure it gets a wonderful golden brown color without becoming dry. How can you check this? Well, by taking one salmon burger and cutting it in half.. to see if the burgers are rare or almost done. When almost done you can just take the frying pan off the heat and leave the lid on it for a short bit while you prepare your plates.

Salmon burgers with fries

As you can see, it is quite an easy recipe but it is so delicious. I was so happily surprised with how good the salmon burgers were and they went well with the sweet potato fries and broccoli. Unfortunately, the latter was missing in action on the photos.. oopsie daisy! Most of the work for this recipe is in the preparation, because the actual "cooking" only takes up several minutes! Well, I hope you try out this recipe because I would love to hear your thoughts! Do you eat salmon burgers often?



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38 comments

  1. OMG stop making yummy stuff! Dit ziet er ook weer heel lekker uit ^^ Ik ben gek op zalm dus yeah really gonna try this!

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    1. Haha, ohh... dank je wel, Kayleigh! :D Ik hoop dat het bevalt!

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  2. Wow, dit is volgens mij heel erg lekker!

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  3. Seriously, this is just soooo yummy! I love salmon burgers and you made it on your own! Wow I envy you. And where's the broccoli hiding? LOL I love broccoli too!

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    1. I forgot to add them on my plate when I was taking pictures haha, oopsie.

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  4. nom nom nom ik wil ook wel eens bij jou komen eten :D

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  5. Dit lijkt me zo lekker zeg! Ik ben gek op zalm en die burgertjes lijken me nog best makkelijk te maken, dus ik moet het maar eens gaan proberen! :)

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    1. Ik hoop dat je het probeert! Het is inderdaad niet moeilijk om te maken :)

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  6. Humm lemongrass. That looks delicious!

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    1. I wanted a citrus flavor that was subtle and the lemongrass was a great option :)

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  7. Ohh jeetje wat maak jij lekkere dingen zeg!Yummm

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  8. oh wow helemaal zelf gemaakt! Leuk zeg, het ziet er ook super lekker uit
    Dit wil ik ook wel eens gaan proberen ;)

    Liefs,
    Karlien

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  9. MUST...TRY...THIS!!
    Looks so yummy!
    xx

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    1. You really should :P take pictures and share it with me!x

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  10. Leuk recept, dit ga ik onthouden! Het ziet er alvast smakelijk uit.

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    1. Super, ik hoop dat het bevalt :)

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  11. Oehh wat ziet dit er lekker uit!! x

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  12. Yummy ziet er echt heerlijk uit!! Zalmburgers zelf nog niet geheten. Maar ik eet best wel veel vis. Dus zal dit zeker eens proberen!

    x Aurélie

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    1. Dit was ook een eerste keer voor mij.. en het was echt meteen top!

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  13. Hmm ziet er echt heerlijk uit! Ik sla 'm even op, wil ik binnenkort wel een keer maken!

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    1. Laat zeker weten hoe het bevalt :)

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  14. Ik eet eigenlijk nooit zalmburgers of eender welke burgers eigenlijk (thuis dan toch niet), maar deze zien er lekker uit! Vis heb ik sowieso heel graag dus ik wil het wel eens proberen :)

    X Sara

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    1. Ik had ook nog nooit eerder zalmburgers gegeten. Ik vind het wel leuk om thuis te maken, omdat je het zo gezond mogelijk als je wilt kunt maken :)

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  15. Wow this looks yummy! I should try this sometime!

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  16. Lijkt me makkelijk om zo'n burger te maken, want je hebt niet zo veel ingrediënten nodig. Dit ga ik een keertje uitproberen! :D

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  17. Hihi, ik heb deze post geforward naar de mama. Een duidelijke hint! ^^ xo

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    1. Oh, wat super! Nou ik ben benieuwd :D laat zeker weten hoe het bevalt!x

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  18. i will send this recipe to my bf so he could make me one :) eating salmon is my fave but ive never tried it in a burger. btw natasja i like how you arranged and photographed this, looks super professional like a chef made it :D

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    1. Yay, I am happy to read that!! It was a first for me as well! Aw, thank you so much for complementing the picture.. :) I wasn't sure about this but this immediately brings a smile to my face. Thank you!

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  19. Hey Natasja, THIS LOOKS SO YUM (never mind I just finished my homemade pizza dinner)! I think I tried SOMETHING like that before, but it didn't work out too well. I think I forgot bread crumbs or maybe I didn't use the right kind! Would definitely like to give this a go next time I can find some salmon for cheap though. All the seafood is so dang expensive in Belgium!

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    1. Hi Sunny! I love homemade pizza... just like with homemade burgers you can make them as healthy as you like.. and very often they are better then when eating them somewhere else :D. Please let me know how the burgers are if you have a go at it! And indeed... food in general is a bit more expensive in the supermarket and fish is even more expensive at a fishmonger (if you come from the Netherlands, anyways).

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  20. wat een lekker recept!
    Bedankt voor de lieve comment op mijn blog, jouw blog is super mooi!

    Xx julia

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    1. Dank je wel, Julia! Dat waardeer ik :)

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  21. Wow, dit ziet er echt superlekker uit!

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  22. Dit kan niet anders dan lekker zijn :D

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  23. This looks yummy, bookmarked for when I want to recreate. Thanks for linking up with us at the countdown in style.

    Myrabev - ajulydreamer.com

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