It is very easy to take pieces of salmon and process them with some aromatics and quickly grill them for a delicious meat substitute. I have added some Asian flavour to these and topped them off with a crunchy coleslaw.
You will need:
- a few pieces of wild salmon
- 1/2 onion- pureed
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp finely chopped chives
- 1 tsp finely chopped parsley
- 1 tsp finely cilantro
- 1 tsp dry wasabi powder
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp lemon grass (comes in a tube ground or freshly chopped fine)
Step 1: clean fish and remove any skin. Place the fish in a food processor and pulse a few times(3-4) until there is still some form to it but it will stick together. If you go too far it will become mush. You can also hand chop with knife but, you need to chop it in small enough pieces that it will hold together. This photo shows the first cuts and needs to be chopped much finer. A food processor works better (I was just too lazy to get it out today!)
Step 2: prepare all your flavourings. Grate or puree onion and garlic. Add to a large bowl. Chop herbs and add wasabi powder, sesame oil, black sesame seeds, lemongrass and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
Step 3: add chopped salmon and mix well. Form patties and place in freezer while you prepare the coleslaw and heat the grill.
Step 4: I prepared a basic coleslaw with sliced cabbage, grated carrot, sesame seeds (black) a bit of mayonnaise, some olive oil, rice wine vinegar and some grated cucumber (seeds removed)
Brush with olive oil and grill on medium heat for a few minutes on each side. They cook quickly. Top with coleslaw and some baby cucumber slices and serve. I have also fried a sweet potato in some olive oil.