Salmon Wasabi Burgers

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Salmon Wasabi Burgers are perfect if you adore spicy food, and enjoy the pungent, hot taste of wasabi and ginger. I make these spicy burgers with wild caught salmon and just a few other healthy ingredients, and serve them sans buns. When I do need a bun, I use lettuce or other greens as a serving vehicle for my burger recipes, and find that crispy Romaine lettuce works especially well. Boston, or bibb lettuce also works superbly for this purpose.

Using greens in place of high-carb bread is a win-win in my book. Of course, I could make hamburger buns using almond flour or coconut flour, however, I’ve been in the habit of using healthy vegetables as buns for so long that I really don’t see the point. Further, lettuce buns are great at holding loads of condiments up against a burger. And I love smothering my burgers in condiments. These salmon cakes however, need no condiments as the spicy wasabi is already inside them, along with cilantro, scallion, and lime!

I serve these Salmon Wasabi Burgers with my Asian Cole Slaw recipe, the flavor combination is absolutely fabulous, and this is how I depicted these fish burgers in the photo above!

Salmon Wasabi Burgers

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  • 1 pound skinless salmon filet
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • ¼ cup fresh scallions, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • ¼ cup wasabi powder
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • coconut oil for frying
  1. Rinse salmon, pat dry, and cut into 1/4 inch cubes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine salmon, ginger, scallions, cilantro, eggs, lime juice, almond flour, and salt
  3. In a small bowl, combine wasabi powder and water to form a paste
  4. Mix wasabi paste into salmon mixture
  5. Form batter into 2-inch patties with your hands
  6. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat
  7. Sauté patties in batches until golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes per side
  8. Serve

Serves 4

These burgers are very, very spicy. If you don’t like spicy food I would not recommend them. If you’re making them for small children, you may wish to experiment with omitting the wasabi altogether, or simply make my quick and easy Sesame Salmon Burger recipe instead.

In addition to serving these spicy salmon cakes with my Asian Slaw, I sometimes switch it up and pair them with my  Roasted Broccoli and Carrot Fries –which are two of my boys’ favorite recipes. What will you serve with this healthy salmon burger recipe?

Nut Free Chocolate Hamantaschen

Nut-Free Chocolate Hamantaschen purim recipe

It’s that time of year again –Purim. Which means time for Nut Free Chocolate Hamantaschen. This year because so many of you requested it on my Facebook page, I’ve developed Hamantaschen that are not only gluten and grain-free, they are nut-free as well.

Making gluten-free cookies without grains, nuts, butter, and sugar took quite some time to perfect. While I typically use almond flour to make cookies here, I use coconut flour –a very dense flour that is highly absorbent and soaks up tons of liquid and fat. In my experience, coconut flour yields fantastic muffins, cakes, and baked goods. This is the first time that I have developed a gluten-free cookie recipe using coconut flour.

Spicy Chicken with Grilled Lime

Spicy Chicken with Grilled Limes recipe

I first made this Spicy Chicken with Grilled Lime recipe for a Sunday night dinner when my in-laws were visiting. They were delighted by this easy chicken recipe and impressed with how quickly I was able to throw it together after we arrived home with them from a weekend in the mountains. The best thing about grilled chicken? The grill! As in no messy pans or baking dishes to clean up.

My dinner tip for today? Serve this Mexican flavored grilled lime chicken with my Paleo Dirty Rice, Roasted Butternut Squash, and a huge salad, and you’re good to go!

Book Review: Make Ahead Paleo

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Make Ahead Paleo is a fabulous Paleo cookbook that will teach you how to to eat incredibly well even if you are running around like a chicken with your head cut off –and who isn’t these days? I have two teenagers in two different sports. Sometimes getting both of them to their after school activities and getting dinner on the table can seem like a military operation. It’s days like those that call for a quick and easy recipe from Make Ahead Paleo.

Tammy’s book has enticing sections that include “Make & Freeze,” “Low & Slow,” “On the Go” and more. You get the idea. This is the book that will make it easy for you to stick to a healthy Paleo diet without all the fuss.

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes paleo recipe

These super scrumpdidlyicious healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes are made from only seven ingredients. That includes the coconut oil in which you sauté them. The base of these pancakes (one of my super easy breakfast recipes) is cashews –that’s right, no flour, not even almond flour.

Replacing high-carb wheat flour with lower-carb cashews is fantastic for those watching their blood sugar. Cashews also work well in baking (see my Cashew Bread recipe) for folks who are gluten-free, which is another reason I use them.

While these quick and easy pancakes are a fantastic breakfast on a weekend morning, I also like to serve them along with an egg dish on Sunday nights for dinner. Breakfast for dinner is a family favorite in our house, and the boys especially appreciate the change in routine.