Salmon Burger And Kids Meal

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Salmon burger with mixed vegetables

Salmon burger with mixed vegetables

I usually serve all the dishes on the table but I also like serving a meal on a plate for various reasons. Firstly, it looks beautiful. Secondly, there will be no leftovers as all the food are divided out. Thirdly, it looks a lot and this will discourage more helpings. This is good especially for those who are trying to lose weight. This salmon burger dish is one of them. It makes for a good adult’s meal as well as a kid’s meal.

I love salmon not only for it’s delicacy but also for it’s health benefits, especially wild Alaskan salmon. It is high in Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids which are important for the heart and brain. Unlike other meat, it is not fed with antibiotics and hormones. Wild Alaskan salmons are also caught from the least polluted place on earth.

Frozen wild Alaskan salmon burgers

Frozen wild Alaskan salmon burgers

I found this wild Alaskan salmon burgers some time ago in Cosco, one place I love to go if I have time. I was so thrilled that I immediately bought a packet to try. It was really easy to cook….just bake from frozen for about 12 - 15 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius. The instruction gave longer time but I found that the meat becomes too tough. So experiment yourself if you cook these burgers. They are very delicious. My whole family likes it very much. It is very easy to serve up a meal with these. I’m happy that my children know how to fix a quick, healthy meal for themselves when I am busy.

I boiled some mixed vegetables with tofu puffs, add some fried garlic oil and sea salt to go with it. I also made a cucumber yoghurt sauce to go with the burger. But then my family prefer it with tartare sauce or chili sauce. You can go with your favourite sauce. This is a very healthy meal. However, it is too little for my family so I had some fried rice to go with it.

Salmon burger dish for kids

Salmon burger dish for kids

For fun, I also tried out a kids meal for those who have kids by cutting out the burger with a heart shaped cookie cutter. You can get 3 hearts out of one burger. It’s a good time to ask kids to help and teach them about love. Kids love fun, shapes and colours so this would encourage picky kids to eat. You can even teach them numbers and arithmetic from the vegetables or mini heart burgers.

Salmon burger dish for kids

Salmon burger dish for kids

This is another kid’s meal arranged in a different way. It’s a dish where you can teach about camouflage. Mommy and daddy’s love is always there but sometimes kids don’t see it because they see the wrong thing. You can even cut the salmon into smaller pieces and go for a fish hunting game, learning arithmetic at the same time. It can be real fun for both parents and kids. Just be creative.

Food and eating time are awesome for teaching kids about life, arithmetic and communication. I did that all the time when my children were young. They learn and absorb very fast. Remember they grow up very quickly. So, to those who have children or even grand children, take time to serve them healthy food, have fun with them and teach them as much as you can. It’s a great investment into their future.

How do you get your children to eat fish and vegetable? Do you have a lovely kid’s meal to share? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

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66 Comments

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on May 28th, 2010

Mary, lovely ideas of serving foods on plates.
I also find that my daughter would eat more when the food is served on a plate instead of a bowl. Don’t know why. It’s a magic. And the presentation is more beautiful and pleasant too. ^0^

Jeannie  on May 28th, 2010

That’s a very inspiring way of getting kids to eat! Must remember this for future use lol! Very nice.

the lacquer spoon  on May 28th, 2010

This is the first time to see salmon burgers and look so nice! I also see your affection to your kids from the heart-shape :)

SathyaSridhar  on May 28th, 2010

Mary, salmon burger looks perfect n looks cute in heartin shape dear. Sounds great salmon burger my faavvv fish dear.

Angie's Recipes  on May 28th, 2010

Mary, this salmon burger looks stunning! I have seen fish burgers, but none of them sound as good as this!

Priya  on May 28th, 2010

Thats a droolworthy burger, awesome dish for kids..will go around for salmon burger here.

pigpigscorner  on May 28th, 2010

The heart ones are so cute! Great recipe!

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3hungrytummies  on May 28th, 2010

Those packet salmon patties are so handy. They plate of food is so colourful, kids would surely finish that!

claudia lamascolo  on May 28th, 2010

have never seen these will have to look for them love salmon~

Belinda @zomppa  on May 28th, 2010

It is pretty! I think the chili sauce sounds great with it.

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Roti n Rice  on May 28th, 2010

I have never seen salmon burgers in the store. I would like to try them. Good for busy days. Have a great weekend!

Jeena  on May 28th, 2010

This looks a lovely dish Mary.

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somewhere in singapore  on May 28th, 2010

I’m drooling liao…

pierre  on May 28th, 2010

Hi Mary nice burger of salmon this is a very good idea!! PIerre

Mary  on May 28th, 2010

I know some little people who would love their fish served in heart shapes. What a great idea. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

Brie  on May 28th, 2010

the heart burgers are so cute. :) i love salmon burgers! a great alternative to other meats.

Cheah  on May 28th, 2010

I’m no kid, but I would like to partake in this!
Doubt we can find this salmon burger here.

kristy  on May 28th, 2010

Mary, you know that we can’t easily get these kind of good looking fish fillet burger meat here! Even the lousy ones so pricy! I want to have some of yours too. Have a nice day!
Cheers, Kristy

lequan@luvtoeat  on May 28th, 2010

I LOVED this post Mary! Thank you for those fun and creative meal ideas. Those heart shaped salmon pieces are too cute. I think I need to go look for some different shaped cookie cutters now. My 3 yr old would have so much fun eating this. Dinner time must have been a blast at your house. Any chance that you’re/were a teacher? I used to teach before I had my little ones and your post sounds like something a teacher would do with her children…teehee. Great post Mary!

Sushma Mallya  on May 28th, 2010

Surely a treat for kids, they ll just finish it off within no time…looks yummy mary

Elin  on May 28th, 2010

I will love this salmon burger….salmon is my favorite fish and I wish salmon is not an expensive item …over here it is expensive :)

Joy  on May 28th, 2010

I have seen salmon burger before but I haven’t had a chance to try them. It is a great way for kids to eat fish. I have to get some next time I see it. thanks for sharing.

Kristi Rimkus  on May 28th, 2010

Great way to get kids to eat what’s on their plates. I want some too!

Lyndsey  on May 28th, 2010

Awww…how great! I would eat it event if I didn’t like it. What a nice mom you are!

Julie Lynn  on May 28th, 2010

Mary, I use that exact same salmon for my family members who eat fish. They really like it. (I just love Costco…they have so many of the products we want to use.) Your kid’s plate is so cute and creative. =)

yasmeen  on May 28th, 2010

These Alaskan burgers are always stocked in my freezer,truly healthy :D

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Stella  on May 28th, 2010

Hey Mary, I love salmon patties-frozen or out of a can. As long as it’s wild, Alaskan salmon, I’ll eat it. Oh, and it’s true that Alaska is less polluted ( for now at least). Hopefully, it will stay that way!

Sook  on May 28th, 2010

I love salmon burgers! Your topping looks delicious!

5 Star Foodie  on May 28th, 2010

Yummy salmon burgers and such a cute presentation for the kids! A great way to make salmon that got my daughter into liking it is a sweet glaze - whether brown sugar, or maple syrup, or an apricot glaze.

Mary  on May 28th, 2010

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Christine! I think food looks more impressive on a plate. Like you said…more beautiful and pleasant. I like it too :D

@Jeannie - Haha…you are already preparing and thinking ahead :D We better think hard…haha

@the lacquer spoon - Thanks very much! It’s fun playing with presentation of food sometimes, at the same time teaching kids :D

@SathyaSridhar - Thanks very much, Sathya! :D

@Angie’s Recipes - I think the colour of the salmon makes it looks special and it tastes very good. Hope you can find over at your side. My children like them very much so I always keep stock at home :D

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! :D I hope you can find there.

@pigpigscorner - Thanks very much! :D

@3hungrytummies - Indeed they are very handy. Makes my life more relaxing. I can afford to be lazy sometimes now….haha :D

@claudia lamascolo - Hope you can find at your place. They are very good :D

@Belinda @zomppa - Thanks very much, Belinda! :D I love them with chili sauce…mmm

@Roti n Rice - If there’s Cosco on your side, I believe it sells these salmon burgers too. Yes, very good for busy days…and occasional lazy days for me :D

@Jeena - Thanks very much, Jeena! :D

@somewhere in singapore - Haha…I wish I can cook you a piece! :D

@pierre - Thanks very much, Pierre! :D

@Mary - Thanks very much, Mary! :D

@Brie - Thanks very much, Brie! :D

@Cheah - Haha…I had a lovely time enjoying the heart shapes too. Never too old to enjoy some kids food :D So sorry that you can’t get these there. You have to come here to eat then!

@kristy - Come, Kristy…I will serve you a lot! :D Yes, I know, it’s so sad that it’s so expensive there.

@lequan@luvtoeat - You are most welcome, LeQuan! I see you are going to have much fun with your kids :D Yes, I was a teacher before…a Math teacher. I love to have fun teaching my kids when they were small. Have fun with your kids!

@Sushma Mallya - Yes, kids would eat better when they find it’s fun. Poor mommy have to be creative to find different ways to make them eat :D

@Elin - Yes, I know, it’s so expensive over there. Looks like you have to come here to enjoy a lot. Come, and I will cook you a lot :D

@Joy - Get some and give a try. I liked it the first time I tried…..very delicious :D

@Kristi Rimkus - I hope you can get there. Have fun cooking :D

@Lyndsey - Thanks very much, Lyndsey! :D So sweet of you!

@Julie Lynn - So glad to hear that you like it too. I like many of the food at Cosco. Time to visit again soon :D

@yasmeen - We are surely 2 smart cooks…haha :D

@Stella - I really hope, too, that Alaskan water will continue to stay clean and east polluted so that we can eat more salmon :D

@Sook - Thanks very much, Sook! :D

@5 Star Foodie - Thanks very much for sharing, Natasha! :D I love the sweet glaze. I would have to try that.

Reeni  on May 28th, 2010

I haven’t had a salmon burger in so long - you reminded me of how delicious they are. I like your little hearts - very fun for kids to eat!

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penny aka jeroxie  on May 28th, 2010

That is awesome! I would eat them all.

Love2cook  on May 28th, 2010

I hardly eat salmon, but ur burger looks sinfully yummy dear! Owhhhh…! :D

anncoo  on May 28th, 2010

Oh Mary, you’re so creative. Love the heart shaped salmon, can you make more heart shaped salmon for me?
I had made a healthy meal under Purple wheat noodle once for my boys at home and they loved it.(again purple…hahaa)
http://anncoo.blogspot.com/2009/11/light-meal-purple-wheat-noodles.html

Shawnee  on May 28th, 2010

I don’t have kids, but I bought the Deceptively Delicious cookbook and it has great ideas for sneaking in veggies!

Magic of Spice  on May 28th, 2010

The the kids meal:)

theUngourmet  on May 29th, 2010

Cutting the salmon into a heart shape is a terrific idea! My son hasn’t wanted to try salmon but I’m thinking maybe he would try these patties, especially if I served them up like this. :)

peanutts  on May 29th, 2010

ooooh , never made burger using salmon, great idea and healthy too

thatssoron  on May 29th, 2010

mmm… salmon…I love salmon… druls..

jo  on May 29th, 2010

Looks like a great meal for any kids.

Drick  on May 29th, 2010

that is how we serve ourselves when there is not company involved, from the kitchen on plates as oppose to plating from the table .. just saves washing extra dishes - have not tried these patties but they must be pretty tasty if you liked them…

skip to malou  on May 29th, 2010

i like those heart shape burgers … it tells so much love and if i were a kid i would eat ‘em to show my love for my mom… haha!
you put so much love into your food mary, your family is blessed to have you!

Cristina @ TeenieCakes  on May 29th, 2010

Mary! I need to find these salmon burgers. We really enjoy salmon and it’s so good for you. I’ll be looking out for these. Thanks for sharing!

teresa  on May 29th, 2010

i have seen those salmon burgers and come so close to buying them, but never do. i think now i will! this looks wonderful!

tasteofbeirut  on May 29th, 2010

These salmon burgers are so practical and so healthy it is a shame I don’t think of using them more often! Thanks to you, I will.

sms  on May 30th, 2010

lovely post i likie it its really cool

Padhu  on May 30th, 2010

Nice presentation!!

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veron  on May 30th, 2010

Now that’s one healthy meal!

Ananda Rajashekar  on May 30th, 2010

i don’t have to be kid to love this colorful and healthy food, wonderful presentation its eye catching for adults too :)

Faith  on May 30th, 2010

I’ve made salmon burgers from fresh salmon that I ground in my food processor, but I’ve never seen these pre-made burgers in the store. I wish I could find them, they look really delicious!

Mary  on May 30th, 2010

@Reeni - Thanks very much, Reeni! :D Hope you have one soon!

@penny aka jeroxie - Haha…I know you would! :D

@Love2cook - Thanks very much! I hope you get to eat some soon :D

@anncoo - Of course…..with pleasure! I’ll make lots for you :D
Thanks very much for the purple wheat noodle link. Appreciate very much!

@Shawnee - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Shawnee! :D I’m always looking for ways to sneak vegetables into food!

@Magic of Spice - Thanks very much! :D

@theUngourmet - I hope he likes this one. Maybe if he prepares it himself, he would like it more :D

@peanutts - Yes, a good way to make kids eat more salmon :D I’m sure it’s equally delicious with other fish.

@thatssoron - Haha…time to cook :D

@jo - Yes, it is…my children loved it…even though they are no longer kids :D

@Drick - Totally agree with you….little washing to do :D Haha…looks like you trust my taste! :D

@skip to malou - Awwww….you are so sweet! My daughter sometimes just turned her face away when she doesn’t like certain food, even though she loves me :( That’s what picky kids are like! But glad she has improved a lot :D

@Cristina @ TeenieCakes - You are most welcome, Cristina! Hope you find them soon :D

@teresa - Yes, give a try. They are very delicious. My family likes them :D

@tasteofbeirut - Indeed they are so handy and healthy. I’m just so thankful to have found them :D

@sms - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment! :D

@Padhu - Thanks very much, Padhu! :D

@veron - Thanks very much, Veron! :D

@Ananda Rajashekar - Thanks very much, Ananda! :D

@Faith - I have not made any salmon burgers from scratch. With this one, I think I’ll give up learning :P Hope you can find it over at your side.

Kristi@Ja Cie Kocham  on May 30th, 2010

I couldn’t agree with you more! Cooking with your children is a great way to bond and spend time with their parents! (Not to mention a great way to teach them math!) Looks great!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain)  on May 30th, 2010

This a great burger. Full of flavours and healthy!

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noobcook  on May 30th, 2010

and I think it’s easier to eat in a plate too. yum yum yum

peteformation  on May 30th, 2010

Delicious burger with loads of omega 3 oil….great idea!

Mary  on May 31st, 2010

@Kristi@Ja Cie Kocham - I think kids make us feel younger, too! :D

@Ellie (Almost Bourdain) - Indeed it is full of flavour and healthy. A great way to make my family eat fish :D

@noobcook - Yes….I love eating in a plate :D

@peteformation - You are very right to say that, Pete! :D

Martha  on June 2nd, 2010

Thanks for sharing, Mary, another healthy food for my family.

Mary  on June 2nd, 2010

@Martha - You are most welcome, Martha! Have fun cooking for your family :D

Sergiolozano  on June 8th, 2010

;I am impressed with the post. If you can do a youtube video for it. i would watch! :)

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