I love scallops, and I’m pretty fond of cod too, but I also love a good burger. This seafood burger was easy to make and can stand up to any beef burger craving, in my opinion.
I took two packages out of my freezer and realized that the one I thought was beef was actually scallops. So I chopped up the scallops added some spices, put the Cod in a food processor (to use as a binder) and all I can say is I’m glad I took out the scallops instead of beef.
Burgers don’t have to always be made of beef, especially when you have scallops. This seafood burger will fill any cravings for a good burger.
- 1/4 lb bay scallops
- 1/4 lb Cod or any white fish
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
- 1 green onion thinly chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh dill chopped
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- juice from half a lemon
- 2 eggs separated
- 1/4 cup pork rinds regular or flavored
- ½ tsp red chili flakes
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- iceberg lettuce
- 1 small shallot finely minced
- 1 garlic clove finely minced
- 1 tsp parsley minced
- 1 tsp capers or dill pickle chopped
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp avocado mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp cup sour cream
Preheat the oven to 350F
Cut scallops into small chunks and place in a small bowl.
Place Cod in a food processor and pulse until fish is well chopped and pulpy.
Transfer to the bowl of scallops and add green onion, parsley, dill, lemon juice, lemon zest and lightly season with salt and pepper.
Process pork rinds in a small food processor or place in a ziplock bag and crush fine with a rolling pin. Set aside.
Separate eggs and add the yolks to the seafood and herbs. Whisk egg whites to stiff peaks and fold into the seafood mixture.
Flatten mixture in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to bind.
Place your processed pork rinds on a plate. Separate seafood mixture into 4 balls. Place on plate with pork rind crumbs and flatten slightly.
Add butter and oil to a hot pan. Cook burgers for 1-2 minutes a side, until outer layer is lightly browned. Remove patties to a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in oven for 8-10 minutes (depending on thickness) to finish cooking.
Add tarter sauce ingredients to a bowl and combine.
To serve, place patty over lettuce, add tomato and onion. Spoon tartar sauce over top. Enjoy!