Many years ago, I used to make salmon cakes, and I think I used a recipe very similar to Kathy's. But somehow, I had forgotten about them. So Kathy inspired me to pick up some canned salmon at the store. Well, if you have read my blog for a while, you know that I "can't" follow a recipe! This time was no different, plus I didn't have all the ingredients anyway... :o)
Here is what I ended up doing, which is really very similar to Kathy's recipe:
- 1 can Wild Alaskan Salmon
- 1/2 a red onion, finely diced - I was out of yellow onions
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 10 "giant" whole wheat wine crackers with herbs that I had purchased at a winery - this was a bit of a splurge, but they were the only crackers I had! The herbs, rosemary being the most pronounced, added a very nice touch to the salmon cakes! I think next time, when I don't use these crackers but some more economical ones, I will add a bit of finely chopped rosemary from our yard to the cakes.
- Trader Joe's Wasabi Mayonnaise - I'm not really sure how much I used; I would guess about 2 - 3 tablespoons... - I was afraid that it was a bit too spicy, but this was the only mayonnaise I had. It turned out great and even hubby, who can't handle very spicy food, enjoyed the level of spiciness.
- After crushing the crackers in a food processor, I combined all the ingredients.
- Then I put the mixture in the fridge so that I could form it into cakes easier (Thanks Kathy for the tip!).
- After a few hours, I formed the mixture into small cakes (the recipe yielded about 20 small cakes).
- I sauteed the cakes in some olive oil for about two to three minutes on each side.
- I served them on some mixed greens with a dollop of Wasabi mayonnaise on top of the cakes. (I initially didn't top hubby's with Wasabi mayonnaise, but he wanted some too...).
Questions: What is a dish that you used to make frequently but have forgotten about? Now, why don't you go and make it soon... :o)