To supplement the fresh fish in my frig and having no time to go downtown, I cruised the fish counter at Whole Foods. Although I did buy halibut and scallops, the salmon burgers caught my attention.
- Whether I’d be really happy with the salmon burger’s flavor when cooked and,
- If I were satisfied with the result, whether I could make the same or better product at home. The answer here needs, also, to include cost of ingredients.
The ingredients in the salmon burger were pretty simple: Atlantic salmon, fresh parsely, red onion, fresh lemon juice, dried thyme, salt, pepper. Fair enough.
While the salmon burger sauteed in olive oil, I stirred together 1 large Tbsp of creme fraiche (it’s in the frig), 1/4 lemon, juiced, and a bit of dried dill (from the garden).
The flavor of the ingredients supported the salmon. Slightly underdone, it was tender and flavorful.
A side of Atlantic salmon at Whole Foods is $13.99/pound, which is the best price I can attain from this market. The salmon burgers are priced at $8.99/pound, which includes the minor additions (onions, herbs) used to flavor the burger.
Undoubtedly, a side of salmon, cut into fillets, would create more meals; however, it would seem an easy deducement that the prepared salmon burgers are a better value.
I’ll admit they were delicious.