Yes I’m a food blogger. Yes I love to cook. And, yes there are nights that like everybody else I just don’t want to even think about cooking. Nights when I have no motivation or energy to do so and no idea what to make.
Sometimes I turn to take-out but the question of “what do you want to pick up?” is often worse than “what are you making for dinner?” I swear sometimes by the time we finally decide on what to order for takeout I could have cooked a four course gourmet meal.
This is where your pantry, freezer and refrigerator really come in handy. One of my favorite items to keep on hand are salmon burgers. They are delicious, packed with protein and very versatile. I serve them with some instant brown rice and a vegetable (frequently a frozen veggie also from the freezer) and a complete meal is on the table in 20 minutes. They’re great put on a bun with a couple condiments of your choice with a side salad.
This particular salad was thrown together by looking in the refrigerator for miscellaneous produce and items in jars in the refrigerator door. I started with a bed of arugula (any green would do) and added a handful of broccoli slaw mix from a bag, mild banana pepper rings, some chopped fresh basil from the garden and some chopped cucumber. The salmon burger cooks from frozen in the oven in 20 minutes. Top the salad with the dressing of your choice and the salmon burger and you’ve got a great meal; delicious, nutritious and best of all super quick!
This same no brainer meal can be duplicated with a veggie burger, chicken burger or sirloin burger. I just really love these salmon burgers though. They seem a bit more gourmet and they feel like a real treat as they’re so meaty and tasty.