Tilapia Burgers with Lemon Dill Aioli

The other day, I was inspired to make burgers. The reason was that we have just received a massive dump of snow, chiming the arrival of winter for good. I know, burgers are not winter foods – but I find that if I make summer foods throughout the winter, it helps me get through the long dark of the Canadian winter. Also, these burgers were delicious, so why not?DSC04949

Start with tilapia filets and cut them into chunks. DSC04950

Throw the fish into your food processor, along with all your spices (garlic, Old Bay seasoning, dill, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard), then blend it up until smooth. DSC04951

Throw it all into a bowl, and add breadcrumbs until it sticks together. DSC04952

Form into patties. DSC04953

If you’re making them early in the day, you can store them in the fridge by separating the layers of burgers with a sheet of parchment paper. DSC04954

Now for the aioli. It’s super simple. Combine the mayo, lemon juice and dill until smooth.DSC04955

Next, you’re gonna want to fry your burgers in a pan over medium heat until crispy. DSC04956Serve on a bun with the aioli and enjoy, a lot!

Tilapia Burgers with Lemon Dill Aioli

For the burgers, you will need:

5 tilapia filets, cut into chunks

1 tbsp mustard

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp old bay seasoning

1 whole garlic clove, peeled

salt and pepper

1/2 cup bread crumbs

For the Aioli, you will need:

1/2 cup mayo

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 tbsp dill weed

Combine tilapia, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, old bay seasoning, garlic and salt and pepper in your food processor. Blend until evenly combined. Transfer to a bowl and add breadcrumbs. Form into patties and put in the fridge to firm up for at least a half hour. While you’re waiting, make the aioli by combining all of the ingredients in a bowl. Heat 1/2 inch of canola oil in a pan over medium heat. When it reaches frying temperature, fry the patties until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel. Serve on a bun, smothered in aioli. Enjoy, a lot!


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