Yes, I hear you, is easier to go to the grocery store and purchase the salmon cakes. However, there aren’t that many places that makes salmon cakes to go. So, is easier and taste much better when you control the ingredients that go into making them. Is a little more work but is so worth it.
Approx. Prep and Cook Time: 40 minutes
Approximate Cost: $16.27 or $8.14 per serving
Difficulty Level: Easy
Allergens, Other: Gluten Free (FOR GLUTEN FREE USE LANCE GF ORIGINAL CRACKERS)*
Servings: 2 (2 salmon cakes per serving)
1 1/2 Salmon steaks cut in small bite size pieces ($3.76)
2 ½ tbsp. Angie’s basting oil (to marinate the cakes, for cooking them and for the sweet potatoes) (.65)
1 ½ tsp. Angie’s dry seasoning (.30)
8 small Keebler crackers* crumbled, about ½ cup (.30)
1 tbsp. Dry onion flakes (.30)
1 egg (.20)
1 lemon (for juice and for garnish) (.35)
½ lb. asparagus ($1.75)
2 sweet potatoes ($1.15)
1 avocado ($1.25)
1 tbsp. olive oil to cook the cakes (.50)
2 tbsp. Tzatziki (instead of mayonnaise to dip the cakes) (.25)
Clean the salmon filet and cut them in very small cubes. (I discard the skin)
Season the salmon with 1 tbsp. Angie’s basting oil, 1 tsp. Angie’s dry seasoning. Set aside.
In a bowl add the following ingredients: 1/2 cup of crumbled crackers, 1 beaten egg, the juice of ½ a lemon, the dry onion flakes and finally, the already seasoned salmon cubes. Mix all well and put in the freezer for 5 minutes.
Peel and cut sweet potatoes in cubes. Cook until tender, drain and mash and add ½ tsp. of my basting oil.
Clean cut a couple of inches from the bottom and steam the asparagus until bright green but still firm. About 5 minutes.
After the 5 minutes are over, take the salmon mix from the freezer and mix well again.
To obtain even sizes, scoop each salmon cake with an ice cream scoop and shape it with your wet hands.
Add 1 tbsp. of my basting oil to a skillet in med. high and cook your cakes until golden brown.
You are now ready to plate. Add a small salad and Tzatziki to dip the cakes if you wish. Done!
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