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Pacific Saury & Yuzu Hamburger Patty

Pacific Saury & Yuzu Hamburger Patty

This is a hamburger patty made with healthy Pacific saury.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Pacific saury (minced)
240 g
Chicken cartilage
40 g
Dried hijiki
10 g
Japanese leek
2
Yuzu
1/2
Egg
1
Salt
a small amount
Pepper
a small amount
Katakuriko
2 tablespoons
Oil
a small amount
Parsley (to decorate)
as needed
Japanese-style sauce (store-bought)
as needed

Steps

1. Rehydrate the hijiki and finely chop.
2. Finely chop the green onion. Quickly boil the chicken cartilage and finely slice.
3. Mix the hijiki, green onion and chicken cartilage into the minced saury.
4. Mix in the grated yuzu peel along with the egg, salt, pepper, and katakuriko.
5. Split the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape. Then cook in a frying pan.
6. Transfer the cooked hamburger steaks to a plate, pour on some Japanese-style sauce and garnish with parsley to finish.

Story Behind this Recipe

Before the earthquake in 2011, my home town of Kesennuma had the second biggest fishery for Pacific saury. You often see saury-based soups around but here's a new way of enjoying this fish. The locals know their produce inside out and always come up with the best ways to prepare them!!
I heartily recommend this zesty, Japanese-style burger!