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Salmon Burger with Crispy Leeks, Tomato, Butter Lettuce and Green Goddess Dressing

Salmon Burger with Crispy Leeks, Tomato, Butter Lettuce and Green Goddess Dressing

Recipe by Culinary Institute of America 2015 Menus of Change conference/Phil Mansfield

YIELD: 4 servings

For Green Goddess dressing:
¾ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup sour cream or crème fraiche
4 anchovy fillets, oil-packed, drained and chopped
3 Tbsps. chives, chopped
2 Tbsps. parsley, chopped
1 Tbsp. capers, drained and chopped
2 tsps. lemon zest, finely grated
salt and black pepper, to taste
lemon juice, as needed

For burger:
8 oz. salmon, fresh, ¼” dice
8 oz. more fresh salmon, very finely chopped
4 oz. shrimp, fresh, uncooked, cut into ¼” dice
2 egg whites, beaten
¼ cup red bell pepper, quickly blanched and drained, finely diced
2 Tbsps. green onions, finely chopped
1 ½ Tbsps. lemon zest, finely grated
1 tsp. jalapeno, seeded, minced
1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
salt and ground black pepper, to taste
½ cup panko or other coarse dry breadcrumbs, plus more to dredge
extra virgin olive oil, as needed for sautéing

For assembly:
4 whole grain slider buns
butter lettuce leaves, as needed
tomatoes, sliced, as needed
crispy leeks, as needed
Green Goddess dressing, as needed

1.    For dressing: Combine all dressing ingredients except salt, pepper and lemon juice in food processor; pulse a few times to combine.
2.    For salmon burger: In medium bowl combine all burger ingredients. Should just hold together and not be too dense and heavy. Add more breadcrumbs or mayonnaise if needed.
3.    Divide mixture and pat into 4 cakes no thicker than 1”. Burgers may be prepared in advance to this point. Store uncovered in refrigerator for up to 4 hours.
4.    Dredge salmon burgers in remaining breadcrumbs seasoned with salt and pepper. In large sauté pan over moderate heat, add oil just to cover bottom. Saute cakes until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.
5.    For assembly: Serve immediately on whole grain bun with butter lettuce, tomato slice, crispy leeks and a dollop of Green Goddess dressing.

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