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Salmon Cakes with Creamy Garlic Sauce Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Simply Seafood

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
For the salmon cakes:
2 cups cooked salmon, flaked (from 1 pound raw salmon, or 2 6-ounce cans salmon)
1/2 cup bread crumbs or Panko, plus more to coat the patties
1 medium shallot, minced (about 4 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons minced herbs, like dill, fennel fronds, or parsley
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 large egg
2 teaspoons Dijon or yellow mustard

For the creamy garlic sauce:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 to 2 garlic cloves, shaved on a microplane, pressed through a garlic press, or very finely minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Heavy cream, to thin, if needed
Salt, to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Combine the flaked salmon, bread crumbs, shallot, and herbs in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk together the mayonnaise, egg, and mustard in a small bowl, then pour on top of the salmon. Stir until everything is evenly mixed.

Divide and shape the salmon into six medium or eight small patties. Place them on a plate, spaced a little apart. At this point, the patties will feel very loose and wet; transfer the patties to the refrigerator and chill for at least 15 minutes (or cover and refrigerate for up to a day). This helps firm up the fish cakes and makes them easier to fry.

While the fish cakes chill, whisk together the mayonnaise, garlic, and lemon juice. Add heavy cream, one tablespoon at a time, to thin it to a pourable consistency if needed. Cover and set aside for at least 15 minutes, or refrigerate for up to a week. The flavors will taste very harsh at first, but will mellow with time. Taste the mayo after it's had time to mellow a bit and add salt if needed.

When ready to cook the salmon cakes, film a large skillet with olive oil and set over medium-high heat. While the skillet heats, place a few spoonfuls of bread crumbs on a plate or bowl and dip each patty to coat with crumbs. When the pan is hot enough that a flick of water evaporates right away, place the salmon cakes in the pan spaced a little apart.

Fry the salmon cakes for 3 to 5 minutes, until golden on the underside. Flip and fry for another 3 to 5 minutes. If they seem to be frying too quickly or slowly, adjust the heat.

Transfer the patties to serving plates, top with some of the creamy garlic sauce, and serve while still hot. These salmon cakes are great with a green salad on the side. Makes 4 to 6 patties.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
If using canned salmon: By my measurements, one 6-ounce can contains a scant cup of salmon or a very full three-quarters cup. On the whole, I think using two cans for this recipe is just fine, but if you tend to like drier, more compact fish cakes, then use three cans.

 

 

 

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