Tilapia Burgers with Watermelon Salsa Avocado.
I’m not sure. I accept no idea. I absent all clue of time bygone because as I was attempting to get my ample of abject weekday reruns, my bedmate clicked to his abounding DVRed chain of Avoid Dynasty. Duck Dynasty?, I thought. Oh cool. Maybe it’s article like The Boss Ducks. Like a final Boss Ducks cine that I never got to see. Man I admired those movies. I absolutely knew Pacey was hot afore like, Pacey was hot.
Anyway? This accomplished Avoid Absolutism thing? Absolutely not the Boss Ducks. I mean, definitely. I am scarred. For life. And shockingly this is SOMEONE”s admired show. Like so favorite, that he references it consistently and quotes it 63 times a day. I feel like I’m active central Avoid Dynasty, besides the whole… well… aloof google it.
One of the alone tasks I managed to achieve was authoritative a advantageous lunch, and I was hopeful that it would advance to assortment for some dinners this advancing week. The temperature has been balmy here, like mild warm, like TOO mild balmy because you apperceive it’s too acceptable to be accurate and abutting anniversary it will be like 36 degrees outside. But who cares. Alive in the moment! We were appetite article beginning but filling, article wholesome but fun.
A few weeks ago I best up some mahi mahi burgers at Accomplished Foods and honestly… accept been bistro them like they’re activity out of style. I was cool afraid at aboriginal but I concluded up ADMIRING them. So abundant so that I ate one every distinct day aftermost week. Mostly covered in guacamole. Sometimes covered in BBQ sauce. Abutting time covered in brittle onion straws. And I’ve been absent to accomplish them myself but actuality in, um, close Pittsburgh, I don’t consistently accept the easiest admission to that fish. It takes planning and action and backbone to acquisition that fish, all qualities that do not access my brain.
I was abashed the tilapia would be anemic in acidity and too ablaze for a burger, but I couldn’t accept been added wrong. I pulled afflatus from my BBQ apricot burgers and simple backtalk cakes, acquisitive that a cobweb of the two would advance to big taste. These burgers are in a chat – hearty. We both anticipation the arrangement about resembled arena craven or turkey and while the acidity was bursting, it is balmy and aloof abundant to booty on addition topping. Like say, ketchup. Which you apperceive my bedmate was aloof dyyyyying to eject on top.
But afterwards I begged him to try it with the salsa ample on top, alive with adhesive abstract and crunching with crispness, that red additive backward durably in the fridge. That is huge.
That says… well, everything.
Tilapia Burgers with Watermelon Salsa Avocado
makes 6 burgers
1 1/2 pounds beginning (or arctic and thawed) tilapia
2/3 cup acclimatized panko breadcrumbs
1 ample egg 1 egg white, agilely beaten
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon atramentous pepper
1/2 teaspoons broiled basil
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 avocado, sliced
1 cup cubed watermelon, chopped
1/4 red onion, chopped
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
the abstract of 1 lime
whole aureate buns
Add tilapia to a aliment processor and beating until chopped. Alteration to a basin and add egg, panko, garlic, mustard, salt, pepper, paprika, onion crumb and basil. Mix until combined, again anatomy tilapia into patties (form deeply with your hands, aggravating to anticipate cracking). Calefaction a bucket oven average calefaction and add bisected of the olive oil, again baker patties until aureate on anniversary side, about 3-4 minutes. Echo with actual burgers.
While burgers are cooking, amalgamate watermelon, onion, jalapeno, cilantro and adhesive abstract with a compression of salt. Already burgers are ready, serve on broiled buns with avocado slices and salsa on top.
And again I accidentally on purpose deleted the absolute DVR.