PALEO, GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE & GRAIN FREE
Two make 4 burgers you will need
2 salmon fillets (220g)
1 red chili
5 tbs almond flour
1 tbs coconut oil
Firstly start by removing the skins from the salmon fillets. Place the skin side down and run a very sharp knife along the bottom of the fillet, almost touching the chopping board. Hold the salmon fillet on either side while you run the knife along the bottom.
Next dice the salmon in to small pieces width ways.
Then finally chop the diced pieces so that the salmon is in little pieces. I think it is nicer not to have it minced, I feel it gives you a more 'meaty' burger.
Finely slice the leek.
On a pan over medium heat, soften the leeks with a teaspoon of coconut oil.
Finely chop the red chili. I prefer leaving the seeds in as I love that added spicy kick. Zest 1 lime.
Add the chopped salmon, chili & lime zest into a medium sized mixing bowl.
Squeeze in the juice of half a lime to the salmon mixture and stir everything together.
Next add the egg and almond flour into the salmon mixture. Take the leeks off the heat and allow to cool a little.
Add the leeks to the mixture and combine everything together. The ingredients should all be well incorporated and the mixture should be a little wet but still hold together.
Lightly dust a board with almond flour so that it is ready to lay the burgers on.
Divide the mixture into four, and shape four burger patties. Place a tablespoon of coconut oil on a pan over medium heat and place the burgers down gently on the pan.
Cook on one side for 10/12 minutes. The sides of the burger should being to turn white and it should look as though it is browning on the bottom. Do not flip the burgers if the look like they will not hold together. If the burger can be removed easily from the pan in one piece then it is ready to be flipped.
Cook for a further 7-10 minutes until the cooked through.
While the burgers are cooking prepare your toppings. I was feeling like a light dinner so I just lay my burger on a bed of lettuce with avocado and tomato. But go for what ever you are feeling, you can just as easily add the burger to a rocket salad or have it in a whole wheat bun or in a bagel. One ingredient I would definitely include is the avocado, honestly I think it makes the burger.
Layer the ingredients on top of your burger and finish off with a squeeze of lime, a drizzle of olive oil and some salt and pepper.
Enjoy with a lovely glass of white wine with friends and family!