During the summer, I try to prepare meals that don’t require heating up the kitchen for long hours. And, while I do enjoy cooking, because my days are busy (whose aren’t?!), I look for recipes that don’t require a lot of prep time or unusual ingredients. The following recipe fits both requirements. My husband and I ate a lot of canned salmon (it’s cheap) during our grad school days and it has remained a staple in my pantry. So, this recipe is budget friendly, too. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
LIGHT-STYLE ALASKA SALMON CROQUETTES
25 Minute Meal
1 can (14.75 oz.) or 2 cans (7.5 oz. each) traditional pack Alaska salmon OR 2 cans or pouches (6 to 7.1 oz. each) skinless, boneless salmon, drained and chunked
1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons fat-free or low-fat mayonnaise, divided
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 egg white
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Cajun, Creole or blackened seasoning mix or seasoned salt
2 teaspoons margarine or butter
1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
In a medium bowl, combine salmon, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, bread crumbs, green onions, egg white, lemon juice and seasoning. Mix well; shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties. Melt margarine in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add salmon croquettes; cook 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown. Meanwhile, combine remaining 2 tablespoons mayonnaise and mustard. Serve sauce and lemon wedges with croquettes.
Baked Version: Place patties on spray-coated baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes, turning after 8 minutes.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutrients per serving: 214 calories, 9g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 37% of calories from fat, 63mg cholesterol, 23g protein, 11g carbohydrate, .4g fiber, 978mg sodium, 244mg calcium and 1.8g omega-3 fatty acids.
This recipe comes from The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute at http://www.AlaskaSeafood.org