Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Salmon Cakes

 As sad as it may seem, I've never had Crab Cakes before, or anything similar (such as Salmon Cakes, or Salmon Patties, whatever you may call them). Well, that all changed last night. I was reading my friend's blog, Eating, Etc. and she had a recipe for Salmon Cakes that looked so very delicious. Yesterday, I thought I had everything on hand, so I decided to make them. As I was making them, I realized I didn't exactly have everything on hand, but I went ahead with them anyway. I did leave out the horseradish on purspose, just because I don't like it. I would have used the big can of salmon, but I can never find big cans of boneless, skinless salmon, so I ended up using 2 6 oz. cans.

These were so good. We served them with her coconut rice and a salad. Once again, my daughter helped me make dinner (we'll miss our dinner-making day tomorrow). I had to stop eating because I wanted leftovers. My 20-month old ate a whole one by himself! I found these so flavorful that I didn't even dip them in anything.

Salmon Cakes
adapted from Eating, Etc.

15oz canned boneless, skinless salmon, drained
1/2c onion, finely chopped (use a combo of yellow onion & green onions)
1/2c celery, finely chopped
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
6T mayonnaise
1T Dijon mustard
1T grainy sweet-hot mustard
1tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2tsp garlic powder
1/4tsp Old Bay seasoning
2T fresh cilantro, chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2c crushed saltine cracker crumbs
1c panko bread crumbs
1T butter
1T olive oil

1) Drain salmon & place in medium bowl.

2) Gently fold in onion, celery, black pepper.

3) Add mayonnaise, mustards, lemon juice, Worcestershire, garlic powder, Old Bay seasoning, & cilantro.

4) Fold in egg & cracker crumbs.

5) Place panko bread crumbs in a separate shallow bowl.

6) Form salmon mixture into eight patties. Carefully coat with the panko bread crumbs. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

7) Melt the butter & oil in a medium skillet.

8) Over medium heat, cook salmon cakes, four at a time, for 4 minutes per side. Plate on paper towels to drain.

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GrannyLooHoo said...

Those are beautiful Dishy! Nicole is a great helper!

Creating Myself said...

They are beautiful! I'm still amazed that you can put out food like that w/ 3 kids (& all their toys! LOL) underfoot.