With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Salmon Cakes

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Salmon Cakes

 When Ina makes a recipe and my blogging friend, Susan @Savoring Time in the Kitchen recommends it, you know it's going to be good!
I served the salmon cakes over Easy Parmesan Risotto (another Ina recipe posted here) and a bed of sauteed spinach.


A little time consuming chopping lots of vegetables but totally worth it.
I have made this recipe three times already because they are that good.
Salmon Cakes
Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Yield: 5 servings

Ingredients

1/2 pound fresh salmon
Good olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup small-diced red onion (1 small onion)
1 1/2 cups small-diced celery (4 stalks)
1/2 cup small-diced red bell pepper (1 small pepper)
1/2 cup small-diced yellow bell pepper (1 small pepper)
1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon capers, drained (I omitted) 
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (I used Sriracha) 
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons crab boil seasoning (recommended: Old Bay)
3 slices stale bread, crusts removed (I used 1/2 bread crumbs and half Panko)
1/2 cup good mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the salmon on a sheet pan, skin side down. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, until just cooked. Remove from the oven and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Allow to rest for 10 minutes and refrigerate until cold.

Meanwhile, place 2 tablespoons of the butter, 2 tablespoons olive oil, the onion, celery, red and yellow bell peppers, parsley, capers, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, crab boil seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large saute pan over medium-low heat and cook until the vegetables are soft, approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Cool to room temperature.

Break the bread slices in pieces and process the bread in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. You should have about 1 cup of bread crumbs. Place the bread crumbs on a sheet pan and toast in the oven for 5 minutes until lightly browned, tossing occasionally.

Flake the chilled salmon into a large bowl. Add the bread crumbs, mayonnaise, mustard, and eggs. Add the vegetable mixture and mix well. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Shape into 10 (2 1/2 to 3-ounce) cakes.

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. In batches, add the salmon cakes and fry for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until browned. Drain on paper towels; keep them warm in a preheated 250 degree F oven and serve hot.

17 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Those look delicious! I haven't eaten a salmon cake since hot lunch in high school, during Lenten season. (which also tells you how long ago that was!)

Debby Ray said...

O my, those look delectible! I have never made them using fresh salmon but I am sure there is no comparison! Thanks for sharing!

bj said...

These really look delightful.
My mother made them a lot when I was growing up....I must try your recipe.
xo bj

Mona said...

These look so good.. I have always used canned salmon and we call them croquettes..but yours look much more elegant...I will save your recipe for later...
Love, Mona

Lorrie said...

Mmm. These look delicious. I love salmon in almost any form.

peggyfailing said...

I enjoy your patterns and recipes on your site..On your one post you have of the Easter eggs that tie togather .I have been looking for years for my lost patter of this,thank-you for making this old lady's day,LOL I also wanted to ask you being you might still have books from that time. There was a pattern in about the same year in the same book of a chicken bread basket you slip over a bowl or basket,it's wings lifted up with openings underneath ,that lets you get to the rolls or cookies inside.I use to make thiese as gifts for friends with homemade cookies inside.But have since lost the pattern,I have searched everywhere for this pattern also. The tail is done in a ripple crochet ,It is across from a pattern of a sewn turkey,the book was a Fall and winter book and about the same time period. Can you help me with his patter, Would really appreciate it. Thanks again for the long lost egg pattern. Peggy in Missouri, ladybeastmaster@yahoo.com

Susan said...

These sound yummy, LDH. mmm mmm mmm Would love for you to come and cook for while in our house! Susan

Sandy said...

I will definitely try these. My mother used to make the most delicious salmon cakes when I was a child and I honestly have not even thought of making them in years. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

lindsey said...

This recipe looks wonderful, my husband likes to make fish cakes so maybe I should print this off for him. ;)

Barbara F. said...

These sound delicious. Beautiful photos as always, Lorraine. Love them served with risotto and sautéed spinach. Ina recipes are almost always delicious. xo

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty and they sound great! I'd love to give them a try:@)

Sue said...

Salmon is a favorite around here, I am always looking for new recipes, this sounds like a winner, thanks for sharing.

NanaDiana said...

You won't believe this, Lorraine. I went on the internet today looking for a recipe for Salmon patties. These sound delicious. I am going to try these later this week. THANK YOU! It is nice to have a tried and true recipe rather than trying an unknown one. xo Diana

Debbie Petras said...

Ina Garten is my favorite Food Network cook. Every recipe I've tried of hers has been ...fabulous. I even got to visit her store in East Hampton many years ago. She no longer has that store. I am sure she's much too busy with her show and cookbooks (that I love).

This recipe looks good. I love salmon.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Thanks so much for the mention, Lorraine! This recipe is just too good not to spread the word :) Yours looked delicious and great idea to serve them with risotto.

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

These really look good!
I havent had Salmon in a long time.

Debbie Huffaker said...

My Mamaw used to make salmon cakes....I love them!!! I actually found some at a local grocery store recently, but they were nothing like Mamaw's. These look delicious.

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