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Emergency Salmon Cakes With Aioli

Food.Wishes's picture
I’m using canned salmon for this delicious recipe. Why? Well, first of all, every grocery store carries it. Secondly, caned salmon is almost always wild salmon. And lastly, it’s cheap! I’m not going to go into the wild vs. farmed salmon debate here (you can Google it), but wild is not only more eco-friendly, but it tastes better, and is more nutritious. You could use fresh cooked salmon for this recipe if you have leftovers, but since we are mixing this up with eggs and cracker crumbs, fresh salmon just is'nt necessary, so why spend the extra cash? (you could save it and buy a t-shirt on my site! In fact, I’m thinking of a new t-shirt slogan “I like my salmon, like I like my women…wild! OK, maybe not) The recipe ingredients you see below are VERY basic. There are lots of ways to customize these cakes; you can add fresh herbs, garlic, green onions, hot peppers, etc., so feel free to experiment. I tend to like my salmon cakes on the “bready” side, but you could add only one egg and fewer crackers if you want cakes that are more “salmony.” The tarragon aioli I served under these luscious cakes will be demo’d next, so stay tuned for that. Finally, as you hear me warn in the demo, canned salmon is NOT completely boneless, so PLEASE spend a few minutes carefully flaking the meat as you prep it to remove all the bones. Other than that small chore, this is a very simple recipe that comes out perfectly every time. Enjoy!
Ingredients
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Directions

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Rich
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Salmon
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4
When you have unexpected company for lunch, the most difficult task is not cooking up a quick meal but thinking of something fancy yet easy to prepare. Here is a great recipe for an elegant yet super easy appetizer that needs no pre-preparation. This Salmon Cakes with Tarragon Aioli, can be made with what you probably already have in your pantry cupboard. These salmon cakes are so easy, so cheap, and since canned salmon is always wild salmon, very healthy.

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2 Comments

MsVee's picture
I love salmon and many times fix it the same way you make a canned tuna fish salad for sandwiches because it is a quick fix. This recipe is so easy and a wonderful new way for me to enjoy one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing!
BellaCoolaman's picture
I'm really unclear of why you take the bones out. In the can these soften are a wonderful source of calcium and other minerals. Otherwise, nice recipe.