Salmon Cakes w/ Green Beans in Lemon Olive Oil

Great quality salmon is usually a pretty pricey item in the grocery. Many average families think of salmon as a treat for a special occasion. In this recipe, I use CANNED, yes, canned, Alaskan Salmon to make the salmon cakes. What’s great about canned Alaskan salmon is that is it inexpensive compared to fresh (about $7-$8 a can), and it’s also very good quality. Now, if you have left over salmon fillets or steaks in the fridge and don’t want a repeat, surely use those leftovers to revamp your day after meal. Also, this recipe is great as an elegant hors de vours for your next dinner party. But instead of bigger cakes, make mini cakes for easy bite-size handling.
  • 1- 14.5oz cans of Alaskan Salmon
  • 1/2 cup of small diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced scallions
  • 1 cup of Panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Green Beans
  • 1 lb of fresh green beans
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot or 1/4 cup of red onion – diced
  • 1/3 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Kosher salt
  • pepper

Flake the salmon into a large mixing bowl. Put all the chopped vegetables, eggs, salt, pepper and breadcrumbs into the bowl and mix throroughly. Be carefull not to overmix the salmon as it will turn pasty. Form into patties. In large saute pan, heat 2-3 TBL of olive oil in medium-high heat and cook the salmon cakes until it is golden brown. Place salmon cakes on a plate lined with 2 pieces of paper towels to drain some of the oil out.

Boil water in a large pot. Once the water is boiling, salt the water. Add the green beans and cook for about 2 minutes. Take a large bowl and add cold water and 2 cups of ice cubes. Place the green beans in the ice water to cool it down and maitain it’s bright, vibrant green color. Heat the olive oil in a saute pan in medium heat and place the green beans in the oil, coating it. Pour the lemon juice over the beans and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Serve with the salmon cakes.

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