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Asian Salmon Burgers with Tangy Ginger Lime Sauce

We’re back!  Disney was scorching hot, utterly enchanting, completely over-crowded, and positively thrilling all rolled up into one fabulously magical package. Next time we’ll pick a much slightly less popular week to experience the house of the mouse; even if it means pulling the kids out of school for a couple days (shhh… don’t tell Nick’s teacher I said that).  That being said, watching the younger set experience the wonder of it all was well worth the trouble.  Especially the little ones.  When my one year old niece, Taylor, met Snow White for the first time, you would have thought she’d died and gone to heaven.  She ran full on into her arms and just sank into pure joy.  It was enough to make the entire over-heated, impatient line of Disney goers let out a collective “awwww.”  I guarantee you’ve never witnessed sheer bliss like this.

All in all it was a fun week.  I have to say, though, that I am happy to be back home and back to the blog.  I really missed you guys!  To kick off the week I’m popping up a killer Asian Salmon burger that’s easy on the palate and doesn’t take much effort in the kitchen.   The dipping sauce is the real gem in this one.  Pour a little over the top of the burger and then serve a little more on the side for extra dipping.  It’s as close to “one year old meets childhood idol” bliss as you can get.

To cook up a batch of burgers, you’ll first grab a pound of salmon and cut it into manageable chunks.  Throw it into your food processor and pulse until you are left with no big pieces.

Next up you’ll add some Asian inspiration and mix it in by hand (or spoon if you don’t like to get your hands dirty).

Form it into four large patties and get ready to cook these beauties up.  Heat a little sesame oil over an open flame and when it’s good and hot, cook up your patties until they’re a beautiful golden brown on both sides.  Yum yum.

While your patties are cooking, grab up a few sauce ingredients; some mayo, sour cream, lime juice, soy sauce, ginger, and green onions.  Mix it all together.

You ready for this?  Toast up a bun, pop one of those beautiful salmon burgers on top, spoon a little sauce over the seafood ensemble and bite into pure bliss.  Snow White would be oh so proud.

Asian Salmon Burgers with Tangy Ginger Lime Sauce

Total Time: 30 min

Ingredients:

For the Salmon Burgers:

1 Pound Salmon
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 Clove Garlic
1 tsp Powdered Ginger
1 tsp Oyster Sauce
1 Green Onion, Chopped
1 Tbsp Fresh Basil, Chopped (about 5 leaves worth)
11/2 Tbsp Sesame Oil

For the Ginger Lime Sauce:

1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
2 Tbsp Sour Cream
1/2 tsp Powdered Ginger
1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 Green Onion, Chopped
1/4 Lime, Juiced

Directions:

Cut the salmon into large hunks and pulse it in a food processor until no large pieces remain.

Add to the salmon the soy sauce, garlic, ginger, oyster sauce, green onion, and basil.

Combine ingredients well and form 4 large patties from mixture.

Heat up the sesame oil in a large frying pan on medium high heat and add in the patties. Cook for about 10 minutes flipping once half way through.

To make the sauce, add together all the above listed ingredients and stir to combine.

Pour a spoonful of sauce over the top of the finished salmon burger and serve inside a toasted bun.