Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Salmon Patties

What the heck! 2 blog posts in a row???? This rain around here must be making me feel more motivated (plus keeping me inside so I can actually blog).
We love salmon around here. We can't get enough, so I try to think of different ways to fix the same thing.  Salmon Patties is one of our favorites and I don't know why I didn't blog this sooner!  As you know from my past food posts, I am not much of a exact measurement cook, so don't expect to see the "Blood, Sweat, and Minivans" cookbook anytime soon....or ever. So, I'll try to explain the recipe the best I can:

The main ingredients are salmon, dill, and capers.

Salmon Patties (ingredients are approximate):
2 lb fresh salmon (skin off)
1/4 cup capers
1/4 cup fresh chopped dill
2 TBS dijon mustard
2 whole eggs
1 egg white
kosher salt
black pepper
Juice from one lemon
1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs to help bind the mixture.  I sometimes have to add a little more depending on how loose the patty mixture is.

First I chop up the salmon into small chunks.  Salmon is really tender, so it's pretty easy to get nice small cubes of salmon. I dump the salmon into a bowl with all of the other ingredients.  I like to use the kitchen aid to mixer to mix because it seems to help get the salmon even smaller without making it into a paste.
I form the mixture into patties and cook them on my George Foreman grill that has been sprayed with olive oil.  I have also baked them in the oven or cooked them in a pan....whatever works for you.

This is what they look like:

I like to mix a little greek yogurt with capers and use that as a topping. So good.

As side dishes I used these delicious sweet potatoes and mini sweet peppers I got at Costco.

I usually just like to drizzle olive oil, salt, and pepper on my veggies and roast them in the oven:

and in the end we end up with this...but pretend that there is a green vegetable in the photo.  the photographer in me says the photo needs another color...grrr
If you try this out, I'd love to hear how it turned out and what you changed to suit your family.  I will be posting your modifications of the recipe here on our FB page :

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