In our heart health series, salmon keeps popping up as an important source of Omega-3s, magnesium, blah blah blah, it’s delicious and good for us, but can also be expensive. Today’s recipe uses canned salmon which is fairly cheap and already cooked which makes it quick and easy. Everything in the can is edible, including the bones and skin, but if consuming a creature’s backbone weirds you out, just drain, dump on a plate, and fish out the bits you don’t want. The little bones are a pain in the rib to remove plus they’re edible (think celery texture) and full of calcium , so go ahead and leave them in there. You’re not being lazy, you’re being healthy.
1 can salmon
1/3 cup onion, chopped
1/3 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1/3 cup bread crumbs
¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
2 Tb lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
1-2 Tb oil
Drain salmon. (Optional: remove backbone and skin.) Mix all ingredients except oil. Form 5-6 patties ½ inch thick.
Heat pan on medium heat and add oil. Fry salmon burgers 2 minutes on each side until golden brown.