Last summer, a friend hosted my kids and me for lunch on her patio and served salmon burgers, which I had never had before. We all loved them, and they have since become our family's favorite convenience food. I found some I like at Trader Joe's. I have also seen them at my local supermarket (Trader Joe's is a 40 minute drive for me, so I only go when I can combine it with other travelling I have to do in that direction), but I will not buy them because they list high fructose corn syrup as an ingredient (more on that in a future post). Some day
soon, I will try to develop my own recipe to make them from scratch. In the meantime, I advise buying them frozen and serving them on high quality burger rolls (if you live in Connecticut, I recommend the brioche burger buns from Judie's Bakery in New Haven: www.judies.net. I buy them at Bishop's Orchard in Guilford, CT.) I always make this sauce to serve with them, along with lettuce--and tomato, if it is the right season and you can get them locally grown.
A couple dollops of mayonnaise
A couple dollops of sour cream
Chopped dill (or dry, if you do not have access to fresh)
A squirt of fresh lemon juice
Mix all together in a small bowl.
If lack of precise measurements makes it difficult for you to put this together, let me know in the comments and I will work out the exact amounts!
Why I Am Posting These Recipes
I believe that it is healthier for an individual and for the planet to reduce the consumption of animal products in the human diet. However, I love to eat all kinds of delicious food, and find it really, really difficult to go totally vegetarian. Also, my family protests if I serve too many vegetarian meals in a row. So I am committed to making an effort to move towards a vegetarian diet without wholly doing so. I will post recipes several times a week that represent my philosophy of eating well, eating healthy, eating local. Most recipes will be easy to prepare, as I have a busy life. So I expect my followers to be people who love to cook and eat well, want to try to help the planet through their eating (by eating local foods and trying to reduce the use of meat in our diets), and have many other things to do each day besides cook.