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.

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