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Easy Salmon Cakes

Winter 2004, EatingWell Serves Two, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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If you are trying to boost your intake of omega-3s, try this simple favorite. It is a great way to use convenient canned (or leftover) salmon. The tangy dill sauce provides a tart balance.



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114 Reviews for Easy Salmon Cakes

01/12/2012
Very tasty dinner!

I took someone's advice and used 1 cup breadcrumbs instead of 1 3/4 cups and thought it tasted very good. I also added a second celery stalk. These were a delicious, healthy, and filling dinner, especially with the dill sauce.

A tip to those seeking more calcium and Omega-3s, I highly suggest leaving the bones and skin in. The bones crush easily between your fingers, and the skin breaks apart nicely - you'll never even taste it.

Easy to make, good source of Omega-3s
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01/02/2012
Best Salmon Cake Recipe EVER - even with a HUGE mistake!

I just was re-reading this recipe after making it for dinner tonight, and realized I omitted the egg and mustard! I'm actually pretty shocked about that, because I thought this recipe was the best salmon patty recipe I have ever made (and I've been making them for 20+ years)! My husband
who doesn't even like fish said that this one was a winner.
It was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside (I think it is vital that the breadcrumbs be fresh and fine). The dill sauce was perfect for it!
I will be making these again and again!

tasty, healthy
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12/20/2011
Pretty good

I used two cans of salmon. If I make these again I will use real fillets. The skin, bones and smell were pretty gross. I also used spicy chipotle panko bread crums. Instead of celery I sauteed garlic with the onions. After putting them together I wasnt expecting to like them. Although slightly dry, (should have used a second egg), these were pretty darn tasty. My husband and even my 10 year old liked them. I think the spicy panko gave it a really nice punch.

Quick, easy
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09/05/2011
Building on others comments

1 3/4 cup bread crumbs is definitely too much. 1 cup would be plenty. With whole wheat breads crumbs maybe less, depending on the size of the egg. One time I used panko which I preferred. I also used grated zucchini and a little paprika which added nice substance and flavor.

I serve this with Fried Green Tomatoes :)

Easy
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08/20/2011
Quick and Easy Dinner

Quick and easy dinner to make! I added 1 tbs of mayo as a extra binder as another user suggested, and shredded zucchini to the mixture to add some texture. I actually did not have salmon on hand, so I used canned tuna instead, which still worked out very well. The dill sauce goes perfectly with this dish. Served with home made coleslaw. Delish!

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