Entree · Fish & seafood · Under 300 calories

Simple Salmon Cakes

Disclaimer: I have to give Joe the credit for this recipe. He found this one (from Cooktoria), which we modified a touch. Yay Joe.
I know I have talked about the benefits of Omega-3’s before, but if you haven’t heard my harping check out this post from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Fish also provides tons of lean protein. Pairing these with a complex carb, like brown rice and a veggie of your choosing makes a fantastic post-workout dinner.
Salmon cakes sound intimidating. To be completely honest when Joe first said he found a recipe for them that he wanted to make for dinner I thought “Oh, crap.. how many ingredients do I have to buy, how long will these take??” (….Love you, Joseph!!) But to my (joyous) surprise, we already had most of the ingredients, and they took me about 25 minutes to make. As always, the goal is a 30 minute meal.
Simple Salmon Cakes
Yield: 2 large cakes
  • 2, 4 oz salmon fillets
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. Light mayo
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 garlic close, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Finely chop salmon filets and place in a mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients, mixing until evenly combined.
  2. Heat a stove stop grill, spraying with non-stick spray.
  3. Cook patty’s for ~5 minutes on each side
  4. Serve warm

Nutrition Information Per Cake: 220 calories, 6g fat, 29g protein, 25g carbohydrate

Topping Ideas: Sriracha, avocado, aoli, or arugula
I served these over a brown rice/quinoa mix with a side of roasted brussels sprouts (my favorite!)

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