This is a true staple around here! It’s simple, quick and usually something I have on hand! I usually buy fresh salmon in bulk and freeze in family size portions or I purchase the frozen wild salmon already packaged at Costco.
This is a quick meal that I can mix together in about 10 minutes and then just wait for it to cook! I usually serve with a small side salad if I have the ingredients, and if I don’t, then we have a salad on top! This past week when we had one of those ‘busy run out the door night’ we had tomatoes and cucumbers on top with our amazing tartar/salmon burger sauce! That way we had it all together and it was delicious!
Up until 2 years ago I don’t think I had purchased or cooked seafood or fish of any kind in our marriage! I didn’t eat it growing up and I had no idea how to fix it or what to add. It’s been a slow process with some failures, but definitely more victories than flops! We now have a few dishes we really enjoy!
I aim for having some sort of seafood or fish at least once a week to add variety and to get the nutrients that only fish and seafood can add to our diets. Its also a great change from beef, pork or chicken for every meal. It can be a bit pricey, so we stick to the more cost effective varieties. I think we’ve had shrimp once and scallops once in the last 10 years and those recipes were fantastic! I would love to have them more often, but unfortunately it isn’t quite in the budget… yet! One day, hopefully!
One thing I haven’t mastered, though is when fish is completely cooked. I usually call on Brian to check it for me and let me know! He often teases that’s the only reason I keep him around it to make sure the fish is adequately cooked! So not true…!
So, on to the recipe! This is a version I’ve altered and changed and changed again! This is our favorite version! I hope you like it too!
1 lb salmon
2 pieces gluten free bread (can sub unsweetened coconut flakes, but does change the texture some)
1 TBSP ground mustard
3 green onions finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oven to 350.
- Place bread in toaster until crispy.
- While bread is toasting place fish into a bowl and flake with a fork until broken into small pieces.
- Once bread is toasted, break into small pieces and add to the fish.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Pat into 4-6 large burgers and place on greased cookie sheet.
- Cook for 20-30 minutes, or until done.
Dill Tartar Sauce
¼ cup homemade paleo mayo
1 tsp dill seed
1 TBSP lemon juice
Mix it all together and chill.
On the rare occasions that we get gluten free bread for Tonchi as a treat I usually save the ends for bread crumbs. There are times that I don’t have them and I just use unsweetened coconut flakes. This works well although it adds some sweetness and changes the texture a little. We definitely prefer it with the bread, but we all eat it either way!
If you’ve tried this recipe and liked it, I’d love to know about it! 😉 Do you have a favorite fish recipe? I’d love to add to my repertoire!