Cod Burger Recipe

By  July 25, 2008

Recipe of the Week: Burgers: 52 Easy Recipes for Year-Round Cooking is proving to be one of my favorite cookbooks this Summer. There is so much variety. Tons of topping, flavorings and seasoning. And not all the burgers are even beef. There are lamb burgers, tuna burgers, chicken burgers, veggie burgers and even a cod burger.

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This burger recipe is actually called “Cod Burger Reminiscent of Fish Tacos” because it has all sorts of condiments to give it added flair. Serve it with slices of avocado, salasa, may or sour cream, shredded cabbage and chopped tomatoes.

Cod Burgers Reminiscent of Fish Tacos
makes 4 burgers

1 1/2 pounds cod or another firm white fish like fluke
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/4 cup yellow stone-ground cornmeal
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Place the cod, panko, cilantro, onion, jalapeno, garlic and mayonnaise in a large bbowl and, using your hands, mix until the ingredients are evenly incorporated. Place the mixture on a work surface and divide into 4 balls of equal size. Form each into a patty about 3/4 to 1 inch thick, tossing it back and forth between your hands. Handle the patties as little as possible, do not work more than necessary.

Place the cornmeal, salt and pepper on a large plate and mix to combine. Dredge each patty in the mixture, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 4.

Prepare a grill to medium high. When the coals are glowing red, after 15 to 20 minutes , cover with the grate. After 5 minutes, use a wire brush to thoroughly clean the grate. Bush th rate with oil. When the coasl are covered with pale gray ash and you can leave your hand 5 inches above the fire for 2 to 3 seconds, the coal are ready.

Place the burgers on the grate and grill until well seared on both sides, about 5 minutes for medium rarer or 6 minutes for medium. Transfer to buns or a serving platter and serve immediately.

Alternaitvely, place a cast iron skillet over high heat and when it is hot but not smoking add the burgers to the dry pan. Cook until well eared on both sides, 8 to 10 minutes for medium rare or 10 to 12 minutes for medium.

Recipe courtesy of Recipe of the Week: Burgers: 52 Easy Recipes for Year-Round Cooking

——-Amy Sherman

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