If you live in the Midwest, like I do, you don’t have the luxury of walking down to the dock and choosing from the freshest fish caught that day. But if you have a reliable fishmonger, or even a decent fish department in your grocery store, consider yourself lucky beyond compare! It’s work to find good quality, fresh fish from sustainable sources these days, especially in the middle of the continent, and you often pay a premium when you do find it.
Because technically, all fish, even fresh fish, is iced to the point of freezing for better transport and shipping, I really don’t mind buying good quality fish that is frozen. Believe it or not, I find wonderful salmon burgers in my grocery’s frozen foods aisle. They’re sustainably caught, completely unseasoned, with no additives or artificial junk inside them, just chunks of beautiful flavorful salmon. And…they’re affordable. Anyone wanting to go gently on their heart, feed their brain with essential fish oils, and still rock the socks off their lunch needs to grab a package of salmon patties and a package of Flatout Foldits to have around throughout the week.
Salmon patties are quite versatile too, and can stand up to a classic red meat burger any day. They lend themselves very well to flatbread and a host of exciting, lighter, more exotic condiments and toppings. In this recipe, salmon pairs nicely with cold weather arugula and thin slices of crisp radishes, which are plentiful in the winter months and so good for you! Slice them as thin as you can and don’t skimp, because these red and white gems are going to add crunch to your flatbread sandwich.
If you make you own aioli, all the better, but if not, just add some lemon zest and a squeeze of juice to your best store bought mayonnaise and stir it up. If I’m working from home that day, I will toast the flatbread in a pan with a little olive oil, but this sandwich works either way. Salmon burgers cook quickly in a skillet, grill pan, or under the broiler, so this makes for an efficient lunch during the week.
Some fresh peppery arugula, a dollop of lemon mayo, a pile of the radishes and your flatbread is ready. And look! You’ve made another gourmet lunch for yourself with ingredients you can stand behind proudly. Your budget is in place, and it didn’t feel like a sacrifice. You are, once again, the envy of your coworkers. You aren’t napping under your desk after some overpriced gut bomb of a lunch at the place that delivers down the street. You are victorious. Thanks, salmon burger!
Amy at Flatout
Salmon Burger Foldit with Lemon Mayonnaise & Arugula
- 1 Flatout Foldit
- 1 salmon patty, cooked
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- Zest and juice of half a lemon
- 1-2 fresh radishes, sliced thin
- Small handful of arugula
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
Cook salmon any way you like. In a small bowl, mix zest and juice into mayonnaise, season with a couple turns of fresh pepper, and set aside. Lightly season the radish slices, and you are ready to assemble your Foldit: salmon burger, then lemon mayo, then radish slices, and lastly, arugula. Fold in half.
Suggested Flatout: Foldit® - Rosemary & Olive Oil