Little Man has become a little bit more adventurous in the foods he’ll try. Whenever we go grocery shopping if he wants to pick something out and it’s a healthy choice I’ll always let him add it to the shopping cart. He surprised me on one of our trips to H-E-B when he picked up a package of salmon burgers that contained blue cheese. I pan fried them for him one night and he gobbled it up telling me it was almost as good as a traditional beef burger. My adult taste buds loved these burgers but I couldn’t believe he wasn’t turned off by the pungent blue cheese.
Being that he is such a burger lover I always keep my eyes open for recipes to try.
Last weekend a recipe for these Norwegian Seafood Burgers came into my email from MyFitnessPal and I figured I should give them a try to see how they rated in Little Man’s book.
These seafood burgers are packed with protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids from the salmon, scallops, and shrimp.
… and no, these were not a hit with him but I loved them. I had enough ground up seafood mix to make four patties to freeze and defrost for later use.
Norwegian Seafood Burgers
Makes 6 Servings
Stars of the Show:
- 1 slice whole wheat bread, turned into breadcrumbs in the food processor
- 12 oz salmon filet, skin and bones discarded and cut into 8 pieces
- 6 oz scallops
- 6 oz shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp dried dill
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- red leaf lettuce
- whole wheat hamburger buns, for serving
Add the salmon, scallops, and shrimp to the food processor and pulse until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and add the breadcrumbs, green onions, dill, mayonnaise, egg, salt and pepper. Stir well to combine. With moistened hands, form into 6 patties. Place them on a baking sheet and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Add the burgers and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Serve on a whole wheat hamburger bun with the lettuce. Enjoy!