Salmon Burgers with Peach Salsa

Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
8 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Recipe Details
Ingredients
  • 2 large peach(es), diced
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper(s), cored, seeded and finely chopped (do not touch seeds with your bare hands)
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp table salt
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, fresh, choppedBurgers
  • 14 3/4 oz canned salmon, red, drained, broken into small chunks
  • 1 medium uncooked scallion(s), finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 large egg(s), beaten
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp dried plain breadcrumbs, whole-wheat variety
Instructions
  1. To prepare salsa, combine peaches, jalapeno and lemon juice in a medium bowl; add sugar and mix well. Stir in salt and cilantro and toss gently to mix; set aside.
  2. Preheat grill.
  3. To prepare burgers, place salmon in a medium bowl and mash salmon bones with the back of a fork. Add scallion, lemon zest, egg, pepper and bread crumbs; mix well. Shape salmon mixture into four 1-inch-thick patties.
  4. Gently place burgers in a grill basket or on a grill rack and grill at medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Flip burgers and grill until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes more. Serve salmon burgers with peach salsa on the side. Yields 1 burger and about 1/2 cup of salsa per serving.
Notes
The burgers can be broiled instead of grilled: Coat a broiler rack with cooking spray, preheat broiler and broil 4 inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes per side.

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