15 minute Salmon Cakes with Fresh Tartar Sauce

4 years ago
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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

Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free

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.

Yield: 8 salmon cakes, 4 servings

Ingredients
  • 12 ounces pink salmon, canned and drained or fully cooked fresh
  • 1 cup dry gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 2 large organic eggs
  • 1/2 red bell pepper [yield: 1/3 cup] *see note
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1.5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
Directions
  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.

Serve with mixed greens and fresh tartar sauce, recipe below.

note: 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!

 
Fresh Tartar Sauce

Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free

Yield: 1/2 cup

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup homemade mayo
  • 1 dill pickle, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 5-10 fresh chives, finely chopped
Directions

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 tbsp 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!

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