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Salmon Burgers with Rum Spiced Kiwi, Passion Fruit and Avocado Salsa

OK, this post was originally to come out this last weekend.
I had some wonderful left over salmon, 
that I had intended (I swear) to create this dish from.
However, I was going through posts from several of our foodie friends,
and I got hungry,so I ate it (the left over salmon).
Just take a look at some of our
foodie friends here on foodbuzz,
Or take a look at our foodie friends here on our profile,
and you will sympathize with me.
I have since replaced my primary ingredient,
due to my initial utter lack of self control.
I basically just did a simple salt, pepper and olive oil,
then grilled it to just done.

Rum Spiced Kiwi, Passion Fruit and Avocado Salsa
What you will need:

Note: A portion of this salsa will be processed where noted

6 kiwis, peeled and chopped, halved (half processed)
2 ripe passion fruits, fruit scooped out (processed)
1-2 garlic cloves, peeled (processed)
½ habanera pepper, seeded (processed)
½ bunch cilantro, fresh and whole (processed)
3-4 tablespoons passion fruit rum (processed)
1-2 teaspoon olive oil (processed)
Squeeze of fresh lime juice (processed)
½ tablespoon cumin, ground (processed)
Salt and pepper to taste (processed)
2 ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
2-4 rambutan, very ripe, peeled, seeded and chopped (optional)
½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 shallot, chopped

Let’s get processing:
A long list of ingredients but a simple process

Place above mentioned ingredients in a food processor, or blender
Blend until smooth (note there will be seeds from the kiwi and passion fruit)
Once all of your flavors have become incorporated
Taste test for spice and heat, adjust as desired
Place mixture in a medium sized bowl
Fold in remaining chopped ingredients, until just combined

Salmon burgers
What you will need:

Note: Recipe is per burger patty
and salmon should be pre-cooked and flaked

1- four ounce salmon, skinless and boneless
1 tablespoon French aioli (or combine mayo and mustard)
½ shallot, peeled and diced
1/3 cup crackers, crumbed (I used organic whole wheat)
1 squeeze of fresh lime
1/8 cup truffle cheese, shredded (plus more to top)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil

Let’s get cooking:

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients (except butter and oil)
Once the ingredients has fully incorporated
Shape into a patty
In a skillet, heat butter and olive oil
Place patty in skillet and cook on both sides until browned
Add additional shaved truffle cheese
 on top until melted
Garnish with - Rum Spiced Kiwi, Passion Fruit and Avocado Salsa

Coming up next, the cocktail with more of the Passion Fruit Rum

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