Thursday, April 2, 2009

Recipe: Salmon Patties

Have you ever tried a new recipe and just been totally surprised with how easy and good it was? This is one of those recipes! N and I just finished dinner and I just had to get online to share the recipe. Tonight's dinner was AMAZING! I'm just kicking myself for not taking a picture of it before we dug in! Boo!

I had a can of salmon in the pantry. Not sure why. We don't eat canned salmon. But it wasn't expired, so I tried to find a way to utilize it in this week's meal plan. I found this Salmon Patty recipe online and it looked easy, had strong reviews, so I decided to give it a shot! I tweaked it a smidge, of course, because I never stick with a recipe verbatim.

Salmon Patties

1 can salmon
2 eggs
3 T finely sliced green onions
1/4 to 1/2 cup buttery crackers, crushed (I used gluten-free Glutino pretzels)
parsley flakes (I did not use this)
red pepper flakes (to taste)
salt & pepper (to taste)
large pinch of dill

1. Drain salmon well, and remove skin & bones. (Or keep the bones in for more calcium. They soften during cooking and you can't tell they're there.)
2. Place into medium mixing bowl & mash up with fork.
3. Add all other ingredients & mix together (mixture should be stiff enough to form patties, but not too dry).
4. Form into patties & place in a medium-heated skillet, with approximately 2 T of oil. (I divided the mixture into 4 parts and made 4 patties.)
5. Cook until golden brown on both sides.

We served this over fresh wild greens with a few cucumber and tomato slices, tossed in a homemade red wine vinaigrette. I think next time we'll use a lemon juice based vinaigrette instead of red wine. I think the lemony tartness will complement the salmon better.

We also drizzled the salmon patties with a sweet and spicy dressing:

2 T of Miracle Whip with a few big splashes of Tabasco, a large splash of rice milk (to thin it to the right consistency) and a pinch of dill.

I'm not sure what a can of salmon costs, but both N and I said this is DEFINITELY coming back on the menu plan. We loved it! The patty stood on it's own, but the sweet and spicy dressing really made it pop.

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1 comment:

  1. These sound absolutely delicious! I am definitely going to give this one a try. =)