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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Salmon Patties

I am still using up my pantry goods. You don't want to have all this food handy to just throw it away when the time comes to use it, because it's out-dated. So as June 1st is getting close, I will be getting new supplies for my hurricane prepared stash. Today I used up a small can of Salmon that we had, I think it was 7.5 oz. Using yuca instead of potatoes or bread crumbs, I think it keeps it pretty moist.
1 cup of salmon
1 cup yuca (mashed)
1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard (I used horseradish mustard)
2 Tbsp dried shallots
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
1 egg (lightly beaten)
I also added a little chives, dill and capers.
Drain the salmon and flake it with a fork removing any skin and bones. I a large enough bowl, gently mix ingredients and form into patties. Heat oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Cook the patties until nicely browned on both sides, about 4-5 minutes per side.

The great thing about salmon patties, beside being a quick and easy meal, is you can add what flavors you like. You can also use canned Mackerel or Tuna (of course then they wouldn't be "salmon" patties). Some other ingredients you might want to try and add are paprika, garlic, cilantro, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, wasabi, horseradish, water chestnuts, celery....and the list goes on. I think you get the idea. You can also use some great Asian flavors using ginger, and lemongrass.

Mmm....they hit the spot!
If you like to keep your patties simple, you can always add more zing with the sauce you serve it with. I just mixed mayo with sriracha sauce. Some serve it with cucumber, dill sauce.
What do you like to use in your salmon patties? What do you serve with it?