banner
alive logo
FoodFamilyLifestyleBeautySustainabilityHealthImmunity

Salmon Cakes with Pineapple Salsa

    Share

    Salmon Cakes

    Advertisement

    The Pineapple Salsa (recipe below) adds a lovely fresh acidity to these salmon cakes. For something a little more substantial, try serving the salmon cakes on whole grain buns as salmon burgers.

    1 lb (450 g) skinless wild sockeye or wild coho salmon, pin bones removed
    1/3 cup (80 mL) whole wheat bread crumbs
    2 green onions, finely chopped
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) extra-virgin olive oil, divided
    1 Tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
    1 large free-range egg
    1/4 tsp (1 mL) spicy smoked paprika
    3 Tbsp (45 mL) fresh coriander, chopped
    1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
    2 cups (500 mL) mixed greens

    Cut salmon into 1/2 in (1.25 cm) dice and place in medium-sized bowl. Add bread crumbs, green onion, 1 Tbsp (15 mL) oil, mustard, egg, paprika, coriander, and salt. Mix together until well incorporated. Divide mixture into 8 equal parts and shape into patties.

    Heat remaining 1 Tbsp (15 mL) oil in frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook salmon cakes until golden and just cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.

    To serve, divide greens among serving plates and top each plate with two salmon cakes. Garnish with Pineapple Salsa (recipe below).

    Serves 4.

    Each serving contains: 285 calories; 26 g protein; 16 g total fat (3 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 8 g carbohydrates; 1 g fibre; 367 mg sodium

    Pineapple Salsa

    This fresh and lively salsa is also a great accompaniment for grilled chicken or served with baked whole wheat pita crisps. Keep any leftover salsa in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) fresh lime juice
    1 Tbsp (15 mL) honey
    1 cup (250 mL) English cucumber, diced
    1 cup (250 mL) fresh pineapple, diced
    1 cup (250 mL) avocado, diced
    1 green onion, trimmed and thinly sliced
    1 jalapeño, seeds removed and finely diced
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) basil leaves, finely chopped
    1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt

    Combine all ingredients in bowl. Let sit for 20 minutes before serving to allow flavours to develop. Serve as garnish.

    Makes about 3 cups.

    Each 1/2 cup (125 mL) serving contains: 74 calories; 1 g protein; 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 11 g carbohydrates; 2 g fibre; 107 mg sodium

    source: "Go Fish!", alive #356, June 2012

    Advertisement

    Salmon Cakes with Pineapple Salsa

    Advertisement
    Advertisement
    Advertisement

    READ THIS NEXT

    SEE MORE »
    An Elegant Afternoon Tea
    Food

    An Elegant Afternoon Tea

    Whether you call her Mom, Mother, Momma, or Mum, an afternoon tea is the perfect way to celebrate that special person in your life. It can not only be a fun and elegant occasion but also offer a wonderfully relaxed celebration. Afternoon tea has come to be a sort of ritual that allows you to slow down and take your time. The pace is gentle and calm, allowing time for everyone to unwind. Because it’s also something we don’t all do every day, it can help spark conversation and provide a special sense of occasion. The host can prepare food in advance, and with plenty of options both savoury and sweet, it can easily provide something that all will enjoy. And because offerings are all beautifully laid out and displayed, there’s no getting up and down from the table, which leaves everyone free for the most important reason for gathering—spending time with Mom. With afternoon tea, there’s plenty of opportunity to visit and spend time together and enjoy delicious food; these six recipes will help you prepare an afternoon tea to nourish body and soul and to celebrate Mom in style.