FRESH SALMON CAKES WITH YOGURT DILL SAUCE
A Original Winning Recipe in the Taste of the Wild Recipes and More Contest
Submitted by: Alice Blain of Mecosta, MI
FRESH SALMON CAKES
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup minced onion
2 Tbsp minced red bell pepper
2 Tbsp minced celery
¼ tsp salt
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/4 lbs fresh wild salmon, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup saltine cracker crumbs
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp Old Bay™ Seafood Seasoning
1 Tbsp more saltine cracker crumbs, or more if wanted
3 Tbsp olive oil, or as needed
1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, red pepper, celery, and salt in hot oil until onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature while you chop the salmon.
2. Chop salmon, add cooled onion mixture, mayonnaise, 1/4 cup cracker crumbs, garlic, and Old Bay. Mix together in a bowl until blended together. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, 1 to 2 hours or overnight.
3. Form salmon mixture into four 1-inch thick patties; sprinkle remaining cracker crumbs over each patty.
4. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook patties in hot oil until golden and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
Optional Yogurt-Dill Sauce
½ cup plain yogurt
1 Tbsp fresh or dried dill
1 tsp lemon juice
Mix together and serve with salmon cakes.