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Crunchy Salmon Cakes with Greek Yougurt Sauce

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Whether you start with fresh salmon or use leftover cooked salmon, you can serve these cakes with sauce as a main dish or as appetizers, or put them on a salad.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Pounds Salmon Filet
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper plus 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • divided
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat mayonniase
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • optional
  • 2 egg whites
  • lightly beaten
  • cooking spray
  • Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat Greek yougurt
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh dill
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon capers
  • drained and chopped

Details

Servings 4
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 15mins
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

Place salmon on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 14-17 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Cool slightly; remove skin, if necessary. Transfer salmon to a shallow dish; refrigerate, covered, for 2 hours or until chilled.

Step 2

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir onion until tender. Stir in parsley.

Step 3

In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup bread crumbs, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, remaining pepper and onion mixture; if desired, add pepper sauce. Flake salmon; add to bread crumb mixture, mixing lightly. Shape into eight 2-1/2-in. patties.

Step 4

Place egg whites and remaining bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Dip salmon patties in egg whites, then roll in crumbs to coat. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Spritz tops with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 14-17 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 5

In a small bowl, mix sauce ingredients; serve with salmon cakes. Yield: 4 servings.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups cooked sushi rice
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp seasame oil
  • 1 tsp chili paste
  • Salt
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 lb salmon, diced

Method

  1. Combine the rice vinegar and sugar.
  2. Stir though the cooked sushi rice, and with wet hands, shape into balls.
  3. Press the balls into ramekins lined with parchment paper, and press the rice up the sides of the ramekins into cup shapes.
  4. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, combine the soy sauce, cilantro, sesame oil, chili paste and salt in a bowl.
  6. Combine the mango, avocado and salmon.
  7. Pour the soy mixture over the salmon mixture, and stir through until evenly coated.
  8. Remove the rice cups from the refrigerator, and peel off the parchment paper.
  9. Distribute the salmon mixture between the rice cups.
  10. Garnish, serve and enjoy!

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