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The Posh Pescatarian: Thai Salmon Cakes

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Stephanie, The Posh Pescatarian, makes her delicious Thai Salmon Cakes, inspired by her love of Thailand! This is the perfect appetizer for large group of guests or just a few. A seafood lovers dream! You don't want to miss this!
  Salmon 18 Ounce, boneless/skinless (3 cans)
  Red onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (for the salmon cake and the mango salsa)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), divided
  Lime 2 Large, zest and juice (for the salmon cake and the mango salsa)
  Cilantro 1 Bunch (100 gm), divided and chopped (for the salmon cake and the mango salsa)
  Thai sweet chili sauce 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (reserve 2/3 for dipping)
  Salt 2 Tablespoon, divided (for the salmon cake and the mango salsa)
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon, divided (for the salmon cake and the mango salsa, as per taste)
  Canola oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (for frying)
  Mangoes 2 Large, ripe (for the mango salsa)
  Egg 1 Medium
  Ginger 2 Teaspoon, grated
  Lemon zest 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Kosher salt To Taste

1. Drain the salmon from the can, add into a bowl and break it up.
2. In a bowl add chopped cilantro, chopped garlic clove, lime zest, lime juice, kosher salt, chopped onion and crushed black pepper and then pulse them in a food processor for 2-3 times.
3. Transfer the processed mixture back to the bowl and add 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce.
4. Make a circle in the mixture, crack an egg and mix up well.
5. Wrap the mixture with a cling film and place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
6. In a shallow pan fry a pattie made of 1 tablespoon of the salmon mixture until crisp and brown.
To make mango salsa:
7. In a dish mix peeled medium sized ripe mango dices, finely chopped remaining red onion, chopped cilantro, grated fresh ginger, grated zest and juice of 1 lemon, kosher salt and crushed black pepper.

8. Serve on a serving dish with a cup of salsa, sweet chili sauce and lime wedges.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 749 Calories from Fat 308

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 35 g53.6%

Saturated Fat 3.3 g16.7%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 112.9 mg37.6%

Sodium 3994.9 mg166.5%

Total Carbohydrates 80 g26.8%

Dietary Fiber 7.7 g30.9%

Sugars 61.5 g

Protein 30 g59%

Vitamin A 83.9% Vitamin C 181.3%

Calcium 9.4% Iron 12.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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