Fish or meatless or burger recipe needed
- Tracy L. Mar 8, 2005 11:37 PM
I want to do a diner themed dinner for a friend for video night. I want to serve burgers but I am pretty sure she doesn't eat red meat anymore. I don't think she is a fan of the turkey burger either but I know that she loves salmon as well as good vegetarian food. Any ideas or recipes for a good yet healthy burger? BTW, I love salmon too.
I posted this on March 3rd and it may a solution to your non-red meat issue. If chiles (hot peppers) are not your thing, finely diced green or red bell pepper will suffice. Exact measurement of ingredients is not necessary...within reason, of course.
Make tuna salad as a sandwich spread!
Combine the 2 cans of Albacore tuna with 2 hard-cooked eggs in a bowl. Mix in the following condiment whose ingredients are listed below.
8 diced peperoncini, stems removed.
2 celery ribs, finely diced
1 small onion, finely diced
1 Tbsp. capers, diced with olives
1/4 cup pimento-stuffed olives, diced
When all ingredients are incorporated, add enough mayonnaise to make a smooth spread. Spread the mixture on good rye bread. Top with romaine lettuce.
Voila! Tuna salad sandwich...
We've recently been working on the salmon cake using the canned salmon. They turn out very decently, though we're still working on the correct egg/bread crumbs ratio. There are many recipes out there, including on the cans.
Diners also served hot dogs - turkey dogs, maybe?
What else brings the "Diner" theme to mind .... French Fries - Apple Pie a la mode - creamed chipped (something) on toast - deli sandwiches (turkey pastrami).
I have tried tuna 'burgers' made from fresh tuna and thought the results were fine - canned would have worked just as well and at much less expense.
Salmon burgers are also simple from a can - be sure to pick one that has no skin. I accidentally picked a can up and to my dismay when I opened it the skin and scales were mixed through the salmon - what a mess!
I usually mix dijon, some lemon juice, dill, red onion, minced seeded habenero and chopped capers with the salmon. Form it into cakes pat lightly with flour and cook on a non-stick pan.
You can also do a more Asian style burger with ginger, soy or fish sauce, cilantro etc. and press sesame seeds onto the burger before cooking. I did these with crab cakes a few nights ago with great results. This might be off of the diner theme though.
You can also do turkey or veggie BLTs.
Accompany what you choose with microwave potato chips or oven baked fries