Of all the non glorious things we could spend our time making; to think we could be making some daube of beer burgnon with pearl veg and pommes lyonaise. Instead we spend some time with salmon patties. It seems so pedestrian, right? But ya know, when you want something decent in a hurry, that feels a bit more than the every day burger, these really can’t be beat.
These have been a favorite of my family for many years now. They are something that are fairly close to familiar so it is easier to bring the picky pallettes of children into your world. As you will see in the video I stick with a fairly uncomplicated mix for these. This leaves plenty of room to play with your creativity. Just as a simple burger can be made into something far superior with a little ingenuity, the sky is the limit with the humble salmon patty.
2 cans of Salmon
2 cloves garlic
1 medium onion
1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
4 Tablespoon mayo
1 lime juiced
1 Tablespoon herbs of choice
ensure there are no pin bones in salmon. Then mix all ingredients well (think mixing meatloaf). Portion into patties. Grill till golden on each side.
As I was writing this out I ran into a couple interesting variations that can be done with this simple dish. Gravlax and eggs… use dill in the mix and serve on a bun with a fried egg. Another simple one is blackened salmon… season with old bay and then blackening seasoning on the outside. Blacken like you would a fillet of fish.
Time for a pint…
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