Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Ok, Valentine's Day is over.  Step away from the chocolate.  I don't know about you, but there is way too much chocolate still in my house (not to mention cookies).  Gotta get back to healthy cooking!

Growing up in Kentucky, we always ate fried salmon croquettes, except we called them salmon patties.  And yes, we pronounced the "l" in  salmon.  Anyway, back then we didn't think about whether or not it was healthy.  Now we know better.  So, in the interest of living longer, I started looking for a healthier way to cook them.  The original version of these recipes came from http://www.allrecipes.com/, but the adapted versions are mine.

1 can (14.75 oz.) Alaska salmon,drained
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs

1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning mix
1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon rosemary
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup celery, minced
extra virgin olive oil cooking spray

In a medium bowl, combine salmon,mayonnaise, bread crumbs, green onions, egg, lemon juice, celery, garlic, rosemary, thyme, and seasoning. Mix well; shape into patties. Place patties in spray-coated baking dish.

Bake at 425° for 20 minutes, turning after 10 minutes.
* I think the patties hold together better when I make them in advance and refrigerate for at least one hour before cooking.

I serve these with remoulade, but that's just a personal preference.  If you don't have time to make your own, you should be able to find Boar's Head Savory Remoulade in your local supermarket.  Publix Supermarkets carry it in their deli section.  If you want to make this an even healthier recipe, use fat-free mayo and an egg white in place of the egg.


1 bunch asparagus, washed and trimmed
4 cloves garlic, chopped
3 tablespoons butter 
pinch of salt

freshly ground pepper to taste

Melt the butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and asparagus spears; sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until asparagus is tender.

So, until next time, Happy Cooking!  : )

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. - 

James Thurber



Steve said...

Hi there Tammy!

My name is Steve Walters and I recently started blogging at http://www.eatingbangkok.com, which is currently being updated with recipes, but in the next few months will be my vehicle for covering the food and restaurant scene in Bangkok Thailand.

I am now in the process of meeting as many food bloggers as I can and I found your site http://theselftaughtcook.blogspot.com recently and was pretty impressed. I've added your site to my Foodie Blogs list here: http://www.eatingbangkok.com/foodie-blogs/ and would also like to add you to my blogroll.

If you could add my site to your blogroll and write back to let me know it has been added (foodie [at] eatingbangkok.com) I will add you to mine as well and the exchange would be greatly appreciated!

As you might imagine I am very excited to get moved to Bangkok and get started on covering the food scene there as I feel it is an area that isn't well covered by English speaking bloggers. I plan on adding loads of great reviews, pictures and even video and will be holding contests as well. It should be fun, entertaining and informative for everyone that visits.

Thank you so much in advance for adding me to your blogroll and I look forward to reading your posts (I've subscribed!) and maybe even featuring some of your own posts as I do plan on a weekly roundup of Thai themed recipes and posts from other food bloggers.

Warm regards,

P.S. If you are on Twitter I would love to have you as a follower and I follow back:

Alice said...

Hi! I love your blog and now I'll join it. If you wanted to join my blog too, you find it here: http://alicepluswonderland.blogspot.it/ Thank you!

All best! I'll keep following your recipes :)



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