Friday, July 15, 2016

Sockeye Salmon Fish Cakes

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My family and I enjoy a variety of seafood items because of their nutritional benefits and flavour. My usual sockeye salmon recipes involve baking it, making a curry with gravy, or incorporating it into short-eats. During our trip last year to Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, we enjoyed delicious fish cakes by the sea and I wanted to replicate making them at home. I used fresh, in-season salmon for this recipe. I like the firm texture and the sweet flavour of this fish. 
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To make these fish cakes you will need...
300 g potatoes
100 g sockeye salmon fillet
handful of fresh parsley
1 egg
1 lemon zest
olive oil
1 tbsp flour and extra for dusting
lemon halves to serve

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, and cook the peeled potatoes until half cooked.
Rub the salmon fillet all over with a little olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Wrap the salmon with foil. Place the colander over the pot of boiling potatoes, turn the heat to low and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until the salmon and potatoes are both cooked.
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Remove the fish from the colander, drain the potatoes, and return the fish and potatoes to the pot and let them steam dry for a minute. Wash and chop the parsley leaves finely. Mash the potatoes, and when they have cooled, add them to a bowl and flake the fish into it with 1 tablespoon of flour. Add the egg and chopped parsley with salt and pepper to taste. Grate the lemon zest, then mash everything to mix it up.  sockeye salmon
Dust a plate with a little flour. Divide the fish cakes into 4, lightly shape and pat into circles, about 1 inch thick. Place the shaped fish cakes in the fridge for an hour before cooking.
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Put a large frying pan on medium heat and add 3 tbsp of olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the fishcakes and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side until they are crispy and golden. Serve right away, with lemon halves for squeezing, or a cool, crisp salad. 

Sockeye salmon is now in season and available at a Loblaws grocery store for a limited time only. Purchase it soon and relish its flavour!
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3 comments:

  1. This looks really good! My son loves fish, and yet we have never made fish cakes! We should definitely try this!

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  2. They look delicious and easy enough for me to make. Thank you for sharing.

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