Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mahi Mahi Burgers and Thai Cucumber Salad

I have grilled these burgers a couple of times in the past week..they are SO good. Incredible flavor and super healthy..paired with the Thai cucumber salad this meal screams "fresh and bright".

Here is how:
1. The Mahi Mahi Burgers
a. Combine:
-  1 pound of mahi mahi
-   2  Tbs. of gluten free hoisin (Kame brand is gluten free)
-   2 Tbs.  mayonnaisee
-  1/4 cup minced white onion
-  2 Tbs. fresh minced ginger
-  1  garlic clove minced
-  salt and pepper to taste 

b. Place in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.

c. Shape into 4 patties and chill in the freezer for 20 minutes.

d. Grill over medium-high direct heat for 3-4 minutes on each side (each side should be golden and toasted).

e. Serve on a gluten free bun (I used Canyon Bakehouse buns..the BEST I have ever tried (www.canyonbakehouse.com).

f. Top with mayonnaise, lettuce, chopped green onions and chopped cilantro.


2. The Thai Cucumber Salad

a. Combine: 2 peeled, de-seeded and chopped cucumbers with 1 tsp. salt in a colander, and leave in the sink to drain for 30 minutes.

b. Rinse with cold water, then drain and pat dry with paper towels.

c. Whisk together in a bowl (until the sugar dissolves):
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar 

d.  Add the cucumbers with:
- 2 chopped green onions
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup chopped peanuts 

e. Toss to combine.

Here is to fresh and healthy flavor! xo

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