Friday, April 22, 2011

Recipe: Sensational Salmon

Well, hello there! I bet you are wondering how I come up with all of these amazing title posts... I'll let you in on my secret method. I sit here and think 'what is the silliest thing that comes to mind?... Okay, that's it!' So do with that valuable bit of information what you will. (yes, I'm making fun of myself).

Now, on to more important things. I made this salmon recipe some time at the beginning of the week and the hubby and I both thought it was really good! It was also nice to have a new option for salmon. I sometimes crave it and I typically make it the same way (bake it). The recipe calls these 'patties,' however, I'm not a good patty maker (sad, I know). So I just made them more or less...nuggets. But, they were still great!

Recipe courtesy of Self Magazine

-1/4 cup fat-free (or light) mayonnaise
-1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp chopped shallots (I used green onions)
-2 tsp Dijon mustard, divided
-1/2 cup lowfat buttermilk
-1.5 tsp fresh lemon juice

-1 lb salmon fillet, skin removed and chopped
-2 egg whites (I just used one egg)
-5 tbsp drained capers (I omitted these)
-1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp pepper
-2 tsp olive oil


- Combine mayonnaise, 1 tbsp shallots/green onions, 1 tsp Dijon mustard, buttermilk and juice in a bowl; set aside.

-Combine salmon, egg whites, remaining shallots/green onions, capers, breadcrumbs, remaining 1 tsp Dijon mustard, salt and pepper in another bowl; mix well
-IF you are making patties, then shape into 8 3-inch-round patties; If you are not then just leave the salmon as chunks :)
-Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat
-Cook Salmon cakes until bottom is golden, ~6 minutes; flip and cook until golden, ~5 minutes
-Serve salmon with the yummy sauce!

I also served this with baked asparagus and croissant rolls as you can see in the picture. Skinning the salmon was a lot harder than I thought it would be, so if you have any suggestions on how to make it easier please share! :)

Have a great Easter Weekend!!

Nutritional Information:
- ~369 calories per 2 patties
-19 g fat/ 4 g saturated (Salmon has good for you omega-3 fats!)
-19 g carbohydrates
-2 g fiber
-30 g protein

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