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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?


  1. Those look delish! Perfect for bento too! :D

  2. I love salmon patties. Ours are pretty simple, we usually use either bread crumbs or buttery cracker crumbs, lots of onion and pepper and of course the other basic stuff. We don't normally have a sauce with them as they are usually a side for pinto beans or macaroni and tomatoes.

  3. Love all your posts this week but especially this one - yummy! I used up all my pantry goods when I did the dollar a day challenge in April, started restocking in May for "the season" including buying a couple of gallons of water each time I stop at the store. The count down to summer is really on now! :-)

  4. I've never made salmon patties with yuca, sounds yummy. I'll have to try it.

  5. Nice that your using all your stuff up! I can never do that! I just keep buying tons of stuff. It's annoying when I seem to have a ton of food here but can't think of a thing for dinner! Thanks!

  6. Hubby loves salmon patties. I (gag) make them for him because I love

  7. Susan, thanks....yes bento!

    Michelle, sounds good! They are so versatile!

    Martha, thank you. I was impressed with your dollar a day challenge and could really use your planing skills. (Yes we can count down on one hand now)

    I.M. the yuca works really well in the patties.

    Debbi, I do the same thing, we really need Martha's weekly meal planning. :D

    Mags, my daughter doesn't go for these or tuna. I feel the same way about shrimp. I don't like shrimps, but will still make it for my hubby.

  8. Is yuca and tapioca the same thing? It is always a wonderful standby dish, delicious!

  9. those look so good! I've never made salmon patties -- we're in Alaska, so no shortage of salmon, just never made them. :) Will give them a try soon!


  10. 3HT - yes, yuca is also called tapioca, and cassava.

    Susan B. - Thanks, you probably have a great choice of salmon up there!

  11. It looks delicious!! I love salmon!!

  12. Looks good! Great idea to use yuca with salmon. Beautiful photos.

  13. Yuca in the patties! Sounds interesting. Do you use the fresh one or the frozen one? Have made chicken patties before so far? I wonder how does that would taste like! Hope you'll have a great weekend, Lynd!
    Best Regards, Kristy

  14. Great recipe! Salmon is one of my pantry basics--when we run out, I refresh the stash right away! This version looks so moist and have a beautiful golden exterior--perfect! I'm with you on Dijon and mayo and lemon in the burgers! Sometimes I add a ton of sliced scallion, some dill fronds, or if going in a more Asian-spicy direction, some togarashi.

    Sherimiya gave me the great idea of serving the patties with a thin layer of mayo and a healthy shake of furikake--that is sooooo good!

    Have a wonderful long weekend, Lyndsey!

  15. I love the way you prepared this~simple and delicious.
    Have a nice weekend.

  16. Ive never tried yuca...I still have to try your yuca fries. I'm not really sure if I like salmon patties or not. I have bad memories of them as a child and I have not eaten them since. I think I might have to try them taste buds have changed a lot since the last time I tried them...yours look delicious.

  17. What a great idea to add yuca to the salmon patties! I've recently discovered yuca and really loved cooking with it, I will definitely be trying this!

  18. It looks delicious! I've never added yuca and caper but will have to give it a go. Unique recipe, thanks!

  19. Elle, thank you!

    Jeannie, Thanks!

    Kristy, Yes yuca in the patties work really well. I used the frozen ones that were boiled then mashed. Have a great weekend too!

    Bentobirs, thanks, that's a good idea that Sheri had with the mayo and furikake, yummy! I'll have to go out and get some more salmon now!

    Tnanks Ann! Have a great weekend!

    Bo, yuca is really nice, nothing too strong or offencive. I used this a long time ago and remembered it when I was using yuca again. I think I felt the same way about salmon patties when I was young too. My tastes have also changed (thank goodness).

    5 Star, I hope you get a chance to use yuca in this, I think you'll like it.

    Pam, enjoy it! I know you'll make it work!

  20. Looks delicious! Never thought od adding yuca ...

  21. Looks so delish! Btw, I miss your bento post Lyndsey :D

  22. these look yummy, can I add to the Alaskan seafood blog I write? and thanks for the sweet comments great to know you

    rebeccasubbiah at yahoo dot com


  23. These looks so yummy! I’m excited to make them!Love salmon.

  24. I fell in love with salmon patties not too long ago. I love them! Yours looks delicious!

  25. Laura, thanks!

    tatabonita, Thank you, I'll post some more bentos, that is so nice of you to say.

    Rebecca, sure, I would be honored to be included on your Alaskan seafood blog.

    Erica, thank you that is nice of you to say!

    Sook, thank you

  26. Ah, stocking up for hurricane season. I remember it well. Your salmon patties are perfect for any season and I really like the way you used the mashed yuca. Very clever.

  27. cooking up from pantry is always such a wonderful feeling, isn't it! these salmon patties look so yummy and moist. i love the idea of adding yuca to it.

  28. Looks delicious Lyndsey! My mother used to make a salmon loaf (I haven't made it in ages) but I would much prefer the patties.
    My pantry is looking pretty empty now too. I hope the hurricane predictions are wrong again this year, but we need to be prepared. I get evacuation notices at first warning because I live on a barrier island.

  29. Simple and tasty, the perfect combination.

  30. yum! I like the idea of sriracha sauce and mayonnaise. Simple, but I can imagine exactly what it tastes like. Yum.

  31. I've never had or even seen yuca. But the patties look fantastic!

  32. I love fish cakes of any sort. These look really tasty and I love that you used yucca. Its something I've never used before.
    *kisses* HH

  33. Salmon patties are easy to make esp when using canned salmon....I like them!

  34. I like the idea of using yuca in this. I've bought canned salmon in the past and it totally turned me off. Is there a brand or type to look for?


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