Happy Labor Day weekend! What am I celebrating this weekend besides our workers? Oh wait, myself because . . . I GOT A JOB!!! I’m trilled to announce that I accepted a job offer this week to work as a Nutrition Assistant in a hospital. Ahhhhh so exciting! And after applying to hundreds of jobs over the past few months and getting nowhere, this couldn’t be more perfect. I will be learning exactly what it takes to be an RD, a perfect way to start learning all about the career I am working towards.
So, are you ready for the weekend? Here’s your Labor Day checklist:
1. Good friends + family – I’ll be in San Diego with my best friend :)
2. Bathing suits + a blazing bonfire
3. Good time beverages
4. and this recipe
Salmon Burgers (aka the best damn thing I’ve ever made)
makes about 6 medium size patties
1 1/4 lbs salmon (skinned, deboned, and finely chopped by hand)
3/4 onion, finely chopped
1 1/4 cup panko (add more if mix is too wet)
2 T fresh dill, chopped
2 T spicy mustard
1 T olive oil
salt + pepper to taste
6 large, rather sturdy hamburger buns (brioche works wonderfully)
Chop salmon with a butcher knife so it is fairly finely chopped. Combine chopped salmon, onion, panko, dill, mustard, oil, and salt + pepper so it is just mixed. Form about 6 medium sized patties. In a skillet/pan on LOW heat, cook salmon patties covered with a lid to trap heat. Patties should cook for about 5-8 min first side. and then be flipped and cooked for 3-6 min on the second side. I imagine you could grill these also, heat + time would have to be slightly adjusted depending on your grill.
What a week. What a summer. Now to a weekend if celebrating. Have a great holiday!