Many of us know and love crab cakes, but what about salmon cakes?? This recipe is a similar concept but instead using the omega-3 rich fish, salmon.
I love to make salmon cakes! They are so easy to make and taste great! Costco sells cans of wild, Alaskan Sockeye salmon at a reasonable price. We keep a few cans stocked in the pantry for times when we need to make a healthy meal in a snap!
For those of you who don’t like the taste of salmon, you may want to consider trying this recipe. I find that the strong salmon-y taste is masked in this recipe.
Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3’s are important to include in the diet because they help reduce inflammation in the body. A growing body of evidence also suggests that omega-3’s may help prevent against cancer.
Salmon Cake Recipe
makes 4 good sized salmon cakes
takes 5 minutes to prepare, 6 minutes to cook
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 6 oz canned wild, Alaskan salmon (boneless, skinless)
- 1/4 of a small onion chopped finely (about 2-3 Tbs)
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp dried tarragon (don’t skip this, soo good!)
- pinch of dried dill
- pinch of dried parsley
- small squeeze of lemon if you have it
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbs bread crumbs or whole wheat flour
Put olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Combine all proceeding ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Stir until all ingredients are well combined. The mixture will feel very wet but not soupy.
Reach into bowl and grab a small handful of the mixture (1/4 cup should give you a good amount). Form into a patty with your hands and place directly into warmed skillet. Continue until all salmon mixture is used up.
Cook patties 2-3 minutes on each side. They should be lightly browned on each side. In the picture above, my patties appear very dark on each side. That is because of my not-so-great photography skills….
These patties are wonderful by themselves or on top of a bed of greens. I decided to serve mine with wild rice and roasted broccoli. If you serve them with a salad, try sprinkling some capers on top!
QUESTION: what are your favorite “fish” cakes?? Leave a comment in the comments section below.