Your Life A to Z Recipe: Wednesday, January, 21st 2014 - Salmon Burgers and Lobster Burgers By: Chef Rick Boyer

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 Salmon Burgers
Yield: 3-4 burgers

Amt.            Item
2 lbs            Ground Atlantic Salmon
1/2 c            Panko
1 ea            Eggs
2 T            Dijon mustard
1 T            Fresh Dill
1 T            Lemon Juice
1 t            Salt
½ t            Fresh Ground Black Pepper

Preparation Method:

1.    Grind salmon with meat grinder, or pulse in food processor
2.    Whisk together wet ingredients and seasoning
3.    Fold ground salmon into wet seasoning mixture
4.    Add panko to salmon mixture and chill for at least 2 hours to give the panko and salmon an opportunity to bind
5.    If mixture is too loose add more panko (this will depend on the fat content of the salmon used)
6.    Form into 8oz balls and press burgers between 2 pieces of lightly oiled parchment to form patties
7.    Pan sear in a little olive oil for service

    Lobster Burgers
    Yield: 3-4 burgers

Amt.            Item
½ lb            Shrimp, raw, peeled, chopped
1 porion                                      Lobster meat, raw, chopped (or 2 each 1 ¼ -1 ½ pound lobsters)
1 each                                Lemon, zest and juiced
¼ cup                                  Mayonnaise
1 tsp    Tarragon, chopped
1 each    Egg
3/4 cup    Panko bread crumb
1 tsp    Sea salt, finely ground

Preparation Method:
1.    Puree the shrimp to a smooth paste in the food processor.
2.    Remove to a stainless steel bowl and fold in the chopped lobster meat.
3.    Whisk the egg and with the mayonnaise and mix well.
4.    Add the tarragon, lemon zest, sea salt and panko.
5.    Add lemon juice as needed for additional acidity.
6.    Let the mixture sit under refrigeration for two hours.
7.    Form into 8oz balls and press burgers between 2 pieces of lightly oiled parchment to form patties
8.    Pan sear in a little olive oil on both sides and finish in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until cooked through.

Tartar Sauce
Yield: ¾ cup

Amt.            Item
½ cup            mayonnaise
1 tbl            white balsamic vinegar
2 tbl             cornichons, chopped
1 tbl            capers, chopped
1 tsp            whole grain mustard
1 tsp            dill, chopped
2 tbl            bacon, cooked and chopped
3 tbl            clams, cooked and chopped
1 tbl            clam juice
1 tsp            lemon juice

Preparation Method:
1.    In a mixing bowl, add the mayonnaise, vinegar and grain mustard and mix well.
2.    Fold in the remaining ingredients and season accordingly.