I’ve never been a fan of Salmon, I don’t know if I had a bad experience when I was younger, but there is just something about it that I can’t enjoy unless is WELL DONE. It’s sad because Salmon is such a beautiful fish which has so much to offer. Slowly but surely i’m forcing myself to eat more and change up the way I eat it so I can get the nutritional benefits.
So this is where the salmon cake came in. Adapting Salmon into a crab cake (Love those!) which can be eaten like a burger or on a salad or on it’s own.
These are really beautiful Salmon cakes. It’s a play on a traditional crab cake, but I added some rice as a binding agent. Not any rice though… TruRoots Sprouted Rice and Quinoa Blend . This rice mix is AWESOME! It’s got brown rice, sprouted red rice, quinoa and wild rice which means it’s a little bit nutty and has more flavour than plain old basmati rice, flavour town win!
I found myself using fresh salmon for this as I dislike canned salmon. I’m sure it can be substituted with canned salmon, but I prefer to use fresh.
Be creative! Enjoy
2 cups Cooked Rice (I used Sprouted Rice Mix, see above)
1 Egg, Beaten
3 Tbsp Fresh chopped Oregano
1/2 Red Bell Pepper
1/2 Medium Red Onion
2 Green Onions
2 Tsp Salt
2 Tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
3/4 Tbsp Fresh Ground Ginger
1 Tsp Chili Powder
1 Cup Panko (Japanese Bread Crumbs)
Coconut Oil (cooking oil)
2. In a large bowl, add the cooked and cooled rice, salmon mixture, spices and egg. Mix well to combine
3. Heat a large sauté pan with coconut oil on medium heat.
4. Add panko in a separate wide bowl and season with salt and pepper.
5. To form the patties, use approximately 1/4 cup of mixture for thinner ones or 1/2 cup for thicker patties. Wet your hands a little as it will aid in the patties not sticking.
6. Line a sheet pan with foil to place the patties on when formed.
7. Form into a ball and then flatten gently. Coat in the panko and set on a baking sheet while you prepare the rest.
8. Heat a pan on medium heat with coconut oil. 9. Cook each pattie for 3-4 minutes per side with a golden brown crust.
10. Serve with homemade aioli, as a burger, in a pita, or enjoy on it’s own.