So, I have a routine where I buy two pieces of salmon and grill them on Monday, eat one and have the other for dinner on Tuesday. It's been a good routine, and a delicious one I may add, but after several months I've started to crave a little variety. On a whim this week I decided to make some salmon cakes (or salmon burgers). It may have had something to do with the crab cakes they were serving in the cafeteria at work which sound good but aren't all that healthy (or tasty if we're being honest.)
My version is lighter and pan fried in just a bit of olive oil. Serve them with a side of Greek yogurt mixed with Old Bay seasoning or on top of a salad and you have a perfect ten minute dish for summer!
Salmon Cakes with Old Bay Sauce
by Ali Caron, RD
100% olive oil spray
5oz salmon, cooked
1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
2 Tablespoons 2% plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon Herbs de Provence or Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon lemon juice (plus wedges for serving)
1/4 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
Heat non-stick spray or olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. In a small bowl, combine salmon, breadcrumbs, yogurt, lemon juice and seasonings with a fork. Using your hands, make two patties from the mixture and place in saute pan. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until crispy and golden brown. Meanwhile, mix together remaining yogurt and Old Bay seasoning. Serve each salmon cake with about a tablespoon of Old Bay sauce and a wedge of lemon.
Nutrition Facts: (for 1/2 recipe) 381 Calories, 13.5g Fat, 26g Carbohydrate, 40.5g Protein, 2.8g Fiber, 921mg Sodium, 568mg Potassium