Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tilapia Burgers

We're trying to eat more fish and what better way to incorporate fish into our diets, then to make it into a burger! I bought a big pack of tilapia at BJs and frozen it into smaller portions so it's quick and easy to grab a pack, put it in the fridge to thaw and then the dinner possibilities are endless.

We all enjoyed the burgers and they were great served with a bun and a side of salsa.



1 1/2 lbs frozen and thawed tilapia (or fresh)
2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 large egg + 1 egg white, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp onion powder

Using a food processor, pulse the tilapia until it is chopped. Remove the chopped tilapia and place into a medium sized bowl. Add the egg/egg white, panko, garlic, mustard and spices. Mix until combined.

Form the mixture into patties and place on a plate. Cover with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the patties chill.

Heat a skillet over medium heat and add olive oil to the pan. Cook the patties on each side until golden brown, approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Place on a paper towel lined plate when cooked. Repeat until all the patties have been cooked.

Serve with salsa or on a whole wheat hamburger bun.

Source: How Sweet Eats
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