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Homemade Burgers & Salmon
Last night, before going out and about, we made burgers.
We were doing some errands in the afternoon like checking out the price of lattice to put on top of our pergola so I can have climbing vines grow all over the place, I think we have decided on a few hops plants.. apparently they're a fast growing perenial with pretty flowers and stuff.
On our way home, we stopped by the local IGA and met up with gf R, she made mention that they were having burgers for dinner. Seeing as it was still quite nice out, I thought that perhaps we should follow suit.
Hubby was put in charge of the burgers, as always, and I slapped together a piece of salmon for the barbie to go with (because I couldn't decide after walking past the fish section whether I wanted fish heads, salmon fillet or burgers). In the past, hubby's always used Lipton onion soup mix for whatever ground beef mixture he's using, I'm not sure why, it might be just something he grew up with when his Mom cooked, but I've never been a fan. So last night we fished around the pantry and came up with a bunch of seasoning mixes for flavouring, an egg to bind, some dehydrated onions, and because I'm very much a cheese-girl, mozzarella cheese in the middle. Very good experience. Will definitely be doing it again in the future and hubby is all proud. Unfortunately there are no measurements, as is always when experimenting, you just throw in seasonings until it looks good and right.
My salmon fillet was just as simple, just rubbed it with a little olive oil, seasoned liberally with powdered garlic, dill and a sprinkling of lemon juice. It too was a very nice surprise. We did have to throw it back on the grill for a couple of minutes, after I ate half of it, because it wasn't quite cooked in places, but it came out perfectly in the end and not overcooked. I did for the last couple of mouthfuls smear the fish with Renee's Gourmet Greek Feta Dressing just because it sounded good at the time. I have to say, I was a little disappointed when I bought the fish to find out that the scales hadn't been removed from the skin. It's one of my fave parts of the fish! But then again, so is the fish head, which most people turn away in disgust from. (And by the way, if you're interested: The best way to have fish heads is cut them in half, steam with a little sliced garlic all over for maybe 10 minutes and when it's done cooking, pour a little soysauce and oil over to make it glossy and make sure you put on lots of green onions to eat to help counteract any fishy taste.)
Too bad we're not going for our weekly "Sunday Dinner" tonight to Mommy & Daddy's, otherwise I could have fish for supper.
Mmmm.. fish heads. I want fish for lunch now. I think in the meantime I might nosh on one of the coveted Krispy Kreme donuts in the fridge that we picked up last night... first time visit and so not healthy when you're given a free donut with the hot & fresh sign on.
Homemade Stuffed Burgers
1 lb lean ground beef
Garlic Plus One Step Seasoning (club house)
Montreal Chicken La Grille Seasoning (club house)
Dehydrated Onion Flakes
4 chunks mozzarella cheese
Mix all of the above, except cheese, in a bowl.
Divide meat into 4, shape into patties around cheese.
Grill on BBQ until done.
Quick Salmon Fillet
Salmon fillet (for as many people as are eating)
Coat salmon with olive oil.
Liberally shake on garlic, dill and sprinkle on a little lemon juice.
Grill until desired doneness is achieved.