Smokey Trout or Char Burgers
From our friends at Foodland Ontario (link)
Standing Time: 30 minutes, Grilling Time: 10 minutes
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
1/2 cup (125 mL) white wine vinegar
2 tbsp (25 mL) granulated sugar
2 tsp (10 mL) salt
1 Ontario Greenhouse Cucumber, thinly sliced
Half small Ontario Onion, sliced
2 tsp (10 mL) chopped fresh Ontario Dill
1 Ontario Green Onion, sliced
1/2 cup (125 mL) mayonnaise
2 tbsp (25 mL) Ontario Sour Cream
1 tsp (5 mL) each chopped fresh Ontario Parsley, Chives and Tarragon
1 tsp (5 mL) white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp (2 mL) chopped fresh Ontario Garlic
1-1/2 lb (750 g) Ontario Trout, skinned and cubed
1 Ontario Egg, lightly beaten
Half Ontario Greenhouse or Field Sweet Red Pepper, diced
1/4 cup (50 mL) dry breadcrumbs
2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh Ontario Parsley
2 tbsp (25 mL) grainy mustard
2 tsp (10 mL) fish seasoning (Old Bay)
1 tsp (5 mL) smoked paprika
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
6 onion buns
1-1/2 cups (375 mL) torn Ontario Red Leaf Lettuce
Pickle: In medium glass bowl, combine vinegar, sugar and salt; stir to dissolve sugar. Add cucumbers and onions; stir to coat. Let stand for 30 minutes. Drain and toss vegetables with dill.
Herb Mayonnaise: In small bowl, stir together, onion, mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley, chives, tarragon, vinegar and garlic. Burger: In food processor, combine trout, egg, red pepper, breadcrumbs, parsley, mustard, fish seasoning, paprika, salt, and pepper. Pulse to combine. Mixture should be chunky. Shape into 6 burgers.
Place burgers on greased grill over medium heat. Grill, covered, for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until no longer pink inside and a thermometer inserted sideways into centre of each burger reads 158°F (70°C).
Toast buns on grill. Top each bun bottom with lettuce, mayonnaise mixture, burger, cucumber pickle and bun top.