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 egg1/4 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.
|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! : )