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A favorite summer recipe June 26, 2009

Filed under: Recipe,Time Management — Cafe Brigitte @ 1:30 am
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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!


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
Lemon wedges

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.

Alaskan Salmon Croquettes

Alaskan Salmon Croquettes

This recipe comes from The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute at