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15 Minute Salmon Cakes with Fresh Tartar Sauce

by March 30, 2017

Enjoying a cooling dinner after a long day in the sunshine is pure bliss. Having a fear of heights while climbing a wall is the exact opposite. Kind of a deal breaker, actually. Although I did get higher with each climb, set goals and pushed my personal limit, I think it’s fair to say that I was not made out to be a mountain climber. But… we can’t be good at everything. Right? And hey, red looks good on me. Don’t you think? ;) Look, look, no broken limbs! In all honesty though, we had a good time… but I would much rather have been diving! *sigh* soon! We got home at 6pm last night – exhausted and starving. I haven’t picked up groceries in over a week, so the only somewhat exciting foods on hand were a can of salmon, stale homemade bread, eggs, and some herbs. Salmon cakes were the first thing that came to mind, so I went with it. 15 minutes later, we were eating taking pictures. Then we ate.

15 minute Salmon Cakes with Fresh Tartar Sauce
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Recipe type: Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free
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Serves: 8 salmon cakes, 4 servings
 
I love these cakes. They’re quick, easy, and only dirty one bowl + frying pan. They’ll wow dinner guests, or knock you off your lunch break feet.
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces pink salmon, canned and drained or fully cooked fresh
  • 1 cup dry gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 2 large organic eggs
  • ½ red bell pepper [yield: ⅓ cup] *see note
  • 2 green onions
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 1.5 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of your food processor, add eggs and whip on low for 1 minute. Add red pepper, green onion, parsley, dill, and lemon juice. Pulse for a couple of seconds to chop the pepper and breakup the herbs.
  2. Add salmon and breadcrumbs, pulsing quickly. If the mixture is too dry, add a bit more breadcrumbs. Form the mixture into 2 inch patties.
  3. Heat oil in a medium sized skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon patties and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Once complete, place on a kitchen towel-lined plate.
  4. Serve with mixed greens and fresh tartar sauce, recipe below.
Notes
The cakes were a bit wet, but stayed together well once they were in the pan. To eliminate some of this ‘wetness’ you could try cutting the pepper separately, wrapping it up in a tea towel and ringing out some of the liquid. I bet this would do wonders!
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Fresh Tartar Sauce
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Recipe type: Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup homemade mayo
  • 1 dill pickle, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • ¼ teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 5-10 fresh chives, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and serve!
 

Kevin’s Natural Lemonade

Kevin hates my stevia sweetened lemonade, so he sweetens his with homemade apple juice. It’s so delicious!
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup homemade or not from concentrate apple juice
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Mix and serve. For added awesomeness, Kevin suggests replacing the filtered water with mineral water. I made the patties, Kevin brought the drinks, and we sprawled out on the couch in preparation for Big Brother. Is anyone else watching it this season? Absolutely mind-numbing, I know. But sometimes those are the best kind of shows!

This entry was tagged: freezable, salmon, summer

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