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Salmon Burgers

Salmon Burgers

1-1/2 lbs skinless, boneless salmon
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 small shallots, chopped
1/2c whole grain bread crumbs
1/4c chopped parsley
Salt & pepper to taste
1-2 tblsp butter or olive oil
1/3c mayonnaise
Juice of 1/2 lemon
4 soft whole grain hamburger buns

Cut the salmon into large pieces, and combine 1/4 of the pieces with the mustard in a food processor. Process until the mixture becomes pasty, scraping down the sides as necessary. Add the shallots near the end so they are also finely chopped.

Turn out the mixture into a bowl and stir in the breadcrumbs by hand. Season with a healthy pinch of salt and a few grinds of fresh pepper, and shape into four patties.

Heat butter or oil in a large (12-inch) skillet, preferably nonstick, over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is very hot, carefully place the patties inside and cook 2-3 minutes per side, turning once. Alternatively, grill them for the same amount of time, though be careful as the patties are rather fragile.

In the meantime, stir the remaining parsley and the lemon juice into the mayonnaise. Serve with the burgers on a bun or a bed of greens.

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