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Chipotle Salmon Burgers Recipe

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This recipe for Chipotle Salmon Burgers, by , is from Recipes Through The Generations, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Tiffany Jorgens
Added: Sunday, November 16, 2008


1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
3 Tbsp. light mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh mango
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh pineapple
1/8 tsp. finely grated lime rind

1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp. finely chopped chipotle chili, canned in adobo sauce
2 tsp. fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1 (1-1/4-pound) salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 1-inch pieces
Cooking spray
4 English muffins
4 butter lettuce leaves

1. To prepare mayonnaise, combine first 5 ingredients in a food processor or blender; process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl; cover and chill.

2. To prepare burgers, place onions, 1/4 cup cilantro, chili, and juice in a food processor; process until finely chopped. Add salt and salmon; pulse 4 times or until salmon is coarsely ground and mixture is well blended.

3. Divide salmon mixture into 4 equal portions; shape each portion into a (1-inch-thick) patty. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

4. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

5. Wipe skillet with paper towels; recoat with cooking spray. Place 2 muffins, cut sides down, in pan; cook 2 minutes or until lightly toasted. Repeat procedure with cooking spray and remaining muffins.

6. Place 1 muffin bottom on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1 lettuce leaf and 1 patty. Spread about 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture over each patty; place 1 muffin top on each serving.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Shape the patties up to eight hours in advance, and cook just before serving. Use a grill pan or nonstick skillet to cook them since they may not hold up on a standard grill. If you have a mini food processor, use it to prepare the mayonnaise mixture. You can use regular hamburger buns instead of English muffins.

(Maureen Callahan, Cooking Light, JUNE 2008)




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