The Best Gluten Free Salmon Cakes: for Foodie Friday
I hope everyone has had a good week and is looking forward to the weekend. Today I have a recipe for you that features the best gluten free salmon cakes. Growing up my mom frequently made salmon cakes and they were always a big hit. I didn’t realize just how simple and healthy those lovely golden brown patties could be. Now that I am gluten free I find these as a super easy go to meal when I need to get a little more fatty fish into my families diet. Stay tuned for the recipe, but first I’m going to tell you a little bit about why you need to make these cakes.
The Best Gluten Free Salmon Cakes: High in Omega 3s
Salmon is considered a fatty fish and it is high in Omega 3s. As I have mentioned in a previous post Omega 3s are essential to our diet. Essential fatty acids are those that can not be made within the body but instead are obtained through our diet. Eating fatty fish a few times a week is a great way to ensure that you are getting adequate levels of omega 3s. The only problem with this is cooking fish the same old way can get super boring. In comes the Salmon Cake to the recipe rut rescue.
The Best Gluten Free Salmon Cakes: Family Friendly Recipe
This recipe is not only healthy and easy but is family friendly. It can be difficult to get kids to eat fish at times especially fish with a stronger flavor like Salmon. This recipe is definitely kid friendly and once you add my Remolaude sauce it will be a big hit.
The Best Gluten Free Salmon Cakes: Ingredients
For this recipe you will need the following:
For the cakes: Serves four to six
- four 6 oz cans salmon skinless boneless. Wild caught is the best
- 1/2 cup red onion diced
- 1 egg
- salt pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- a splash of lemon juice
- 1/2 c almond flour
- 1 tbsp parsley dried
- 1 tbsp old bay seasoning or seafood seasoning of choice
- 1/3 cup gluten free panko bread crumbs plus more for dredging
- 2 tbsp coconut oil for frying the cakes
Remolaude Sauce ingredients: You may want to double your recipe its just that good
- 2 cloves garlic finely diced
- 2 tablespoons red onion finely diced
- 1 tbsp relish I used dill
- dash hot sauce. I prefer franks
- 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- dash of pepper and old bay seasoning
The Best Gluten Free Salmon Cakes: Directions
This sauce can be made ahead and actually tastes better if done so. However if you are in a hurry it is still delicious if made right before serving.
Finely dice 2 cloves garlic and two tablespoons onion place in a medium bowl. Add relish, mayo, Dijon mustard, dash of hot sauce, half of lemon that is juiced, and spices. Stir all to combine.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Directions for the Cakes:
Start by draining your salmon place into a medium to large bowl. To the bowl add one egg, 1/2 cup diced red onion, splash of lemon juice, spices, and salt and pepper to taste.
Next add in 1/2 cup of almond flour and 1/3 cup gluten free panko bread crumbs. Combine the ingredients and refrigerate for about 10 minutes. After refrigeration If you find your mixture to be do dry add an extra egg or if to moist add addition bread crumbs. Use your hands to form into patties however large or small you prefer.
Fill the bottom of a plate with some additional bread crumbs and dredge your patties in the bread crumbs and press to coat flip and press on additional side.
Put two tablespoons of coconut oil in a frying pan and heat to medium high heat. If you do not like the taste of coconut use refined coconut oil instead of unrefined. You can also use a different oil of choice.
Once your oil is warm add your patties in a single layer pan fry until golden brown. Flip and fry on additional side.
Once cooked through and golden brown place on paper towel lined plate to absorb extra grease.
Serve along side coleslaw or sweet potato fries and enjoy!
Check out my other recipes for more salmon inspiration.
Whats Up Wingo
I hope you all had a great week and enjoy your weekend. We plan to do some swimming this weekend and I hope to get my closet organized. We recently bought a Eufy which is a robotic vacum cleaner for the upstairs Ill place a link below if you are interested.
As you can see I am feeling the need to purge and clean. Coming up next on the blog I have a few posts planned. One is all about vitamin d and my breastfeeding series is still in the works. Hope you all have a great weekend let me know in the comments how you plan to spend it.
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