Smoked Trout & Herb Burgers

When I was a girl my Mom made salmon patties. It was one of those dinners that she repeated, like every few weeks, because we loved it. The patties were a little crispy on the outside from the pan frying, but tasted fresh and light. She used dill from her herb garden and always made a homemade tartar sauce. J

These trout burgers are a quick, and healthy weeknight meal that can be super fun for kids, and an easy way to sneak in lean protein, healthy fats, and fresh herbs.

A fun idea would be to be two or three dipping sauces, kids love to dip food. My suggestions would be one of these tahini dressings, a tartar sauce made with greek yogurt instead of mayo, or a honey mustard sauce. MMmmm…I need to get cookin’.




¼ medium onion
1 clove garlic
¾ cup millet dry
2 cans smoked trout ( I used Trader Joes brand)
1/8 cup sunflower seeds
2 Tbsp. ground flax seed
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
½ tsp. chili powder
fresh basil
fresh parsley
salt to taste

Bring 1 ½ cups water to boil in a small sauce pan. Once boiling add the ¾ cup millet and bring to a boil again. Once boiling turn down to a simmer and let the millet simmer covered until all the water is absorbed. Let cool.

Meanwhile add the ¼ onion and garlic to the bowl of a food processor, chop fine. Add the trout, seeds, chili powder, and fresh herbs.


Pulse several times to mix. Add the millet and pulse until the mixture comes together. You will probably have to scrape down the bowl several times to get everything well mixed. The mixture should be clumping so that you will have no problem forming patties


Form the mixture into patties with your hands, about 3 inches in diameter. This recipe should make about 6 burger patties.


Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add a small bit of coconut or olive oil. Once hot add the patties and cook until starting to brown and then flip over; around 3-5 minutes per side.

Serve the trout burgers with whole wheat buns, avocado, tomato and carmelized onions, or on top of a big green salad with some of this tahini dressing


*If you can’t find smoked trout, try canned salmon or even tuna.

Try these for dinner tonight…you’re welcome. 🙂

Homemade burgers: What’s your favorite recipe? Anything life changing I need to try?