Thursday, April 5, 2012

Salmon cakes

Okay I know, it's been a little while since I've even looked at this blog. Most of my spare time has been devoted to the book that I've been working on. I've actually been trying to write every single day and it's paying off. I'm on chapter 21 now and I'm really pleased with how it's coming along so far. Who knows maybe I'll be done by the summer... here's hoping.

I made some salmon cakes over the weekend. I found the recipe in this months Family Circle. They turned out pretty good so I wanted to share. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

Salmon Cakes


3 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 medium carrot, finely diced
1 rib celery, finely diced
1 can 14.75 ounces of pink salmon
1 cup plain bread crumbs
1 1/4 teaspoons of Old Bay seasoning
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup of parsley, chopped
1 Tablespoon lemon juice


In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat. Add celery...

Then add carrots

Cook 5 minutes until slightly softened.

Remove to a large bowl.

Drain salmon; remove bones, if desired.

Add to bowl with cooked vegetables

Add bread crumbs

Add Old Bay

Add mustard, cayenne, mayonnaise, lemon juice and parsley

Combine well and form into cakes, about 1/3 cup each.

 In same skillet, add another 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat. When oil is hot, add half the cakes to the pan and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side or until browned. Repeat with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and remaining cakes.

Serve with your choice of sides. I chose potato salad.

I joined Weight Watcher's yesterday and I'm pretty excited about it. I will be eating healthier and having smaller portions now. My daughter has decided that she's also up for the challenge, (even though she's a size 7). She'll be changing her eating habits, too... bless her heart.

Okay, this is the book that I just finished reading. I loved it! It's the first time I've read anything by John Rector and all I can say is... I am now a fan and I'll definitely be looking for more of his novels. If you like mystery and suspense, then this is the story for you.

Well, that's about it for today. I'm anxious to get back to my writing. Hey, are there any blogger's out there that's dieting right now? If so, contact me.We can encourage each other. Have a great day.


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  2. My hubby would love this recipe! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy!

  3. Yummy! Oh I really love salmon cakes and these look divine! I'm going to have to give your recipe a try :-)

  4. My dad used to make these a lot when I was a kid. I will definitely have to give your recipe a try!

  5. What a yummy recipe! :) Thank for sharing.
    Happy summer! Cheers from Finland and Scotland.