One of the best ways to promote gut health – and prevent disease in general, is following an Anti-inflammatory Diet – and this includes Omega-3 fats. The best sources of these gut-protective fatty acids are nuts, fatty fish (like salmon & tuna), and pastured animal products. You likely know that you should be eating more fatty fish, but are you not sure how to prepare it? Try our recipe for Herbed Salmon Burgers! We use canned wild salmon, which is a great pantry staple and easy to work with for those new to preparing healthful seafood!
Herbed Salmon Burgers
1x 14-oz can wild salmon, drained and flaked
1 large pastured egg, whole & beaten
½ cup bread crumbs (use gluten-free if desired)
1 clove garlic, peeled & minced
¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
¼ cup fresh parsley &/or chives, chopped
juice of ½ lemon
1 tsp sea salt
freshly ground pepper to taste
1 Tbsp olive oil, for pan-frying
1.Mix salmon gently with egg, bread crumbs, garlic, herbs, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
2. Shape salmon mixture into 4 equal sizes patties – carefully not to make them too thick in the middle.
3.Heat olive oil in a skillet over low-medium heat. Cook salmon patties on each side till crisp and lightly browned, 4-5 minutes per side.
4.Eat plain for a hearty protein-rich snack, or serve atop a bun (gluten free if desired) or salad for a full meal idea.