When I was at the grocery store last week, I noticed that tilapia was on sale. Not knowing how I would serve it, I bought one pound and figured I’d scan my recipes at home to see what struck my fancy. I then remembered my Tuna Burgers and thought that I could change up the recipe a bit to create tilapia burgers. The following recipe was born:
4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)
- 1 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
- 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow bell pepper
- 1/4 cup green onion
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 (1-pound) tilapia fillet, skinned and chopped
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 large egg white
- Cooking spray
Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine lemon juice, dijon mustard and egg white in a small bowl; add egg white mixture to tilapia mixture, stirring well to combine.
Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve patties alone with a simple salad or on toasted bun of choice.
What is your favorite burger mix-in? I love onion!