Sunday, October 25

What's Cooking Sun{day}

I know it's not Sun{day}... but who cares I have a recipe to share with you... This morning when I woke I started thinking of what I'd like to make for dinner tonight... I know it sounds silly 5am thinking about what's for dinner, but for whatever reason I couldn't stop thinking about what to make...

This is what I decide on... it's a recipe I haven't made it in awhile, but I just love these... Salmon Cakes! While flipping channels years ago I found the wonderful British cooking show Nigella Bites with Nigella Lawson and I've loved her ever since. She makes everything she cooks look so easy. But I have to say, out of all the recipes I have of hers, this is my favorite. Over the years I've changed it up a bit with a couple of little things... like adding bacon and I never have matzo meal in my house when I need it so I started using bread crumbs with Parmesan cheese. Tonight, I'm also making Roasted Asparagus with a Lemon Vinaigrette.... I can't wait for dinner tonight. Yum!

Salmon Cakes

  • 2 strips bacon, cooked until crispy, crumbled, bacon fat reserved
  • 1 1/2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 2 (5 ounce) cans salmon
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • 1/2 of lemon zested
  • salt and pepper lightly
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup green onions finely chopped (just the greens)
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil for frying
Directions: Mix butter, bacon, caynene egg, green onion, lemon zest, salt & pepper in a powl. Add the salmon and pototo, mixing gently after each addition. From the mixture into small patties (approx 12). In a shallow dish, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, add pepper to taste. Coat the patties in the bread crumb topping. Heat 1/4 cup of oil in a large saute pan over medium heat, and cook the salmon cakes in batches until golden, about 3/4 minutes er side. Add more oil, ass necessary. Arrange ona serving platter and serve.
Well, I need to get my potatoes going their cold when I need them for the Salomon Cakes later... Let me know if you try this... I'd love to know what you thought of it. Have a lovely day!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Cerise Welter said...

First of all I am so glad you're feeling better. Been praying since you told us you were suffering through the flu. YUCKO!

Second of all I Luuuuuv Nigella! She is the most seductive cook I've ever seen and I love watching her eat. I can almost taste everything she makes. I genuinely believe she loves to cook.

Your dinner sounds delightful and so delicious. If I weren't alone I'd make it for dinner, but hubby is coming home from a mission trip.

Bon Apetit!


Dina said...

Love Nigella but I love Jaime Oliver a little more. He makes a broccoli and cauliflower canneloni to die for. I changed it to a lasagne but still just as yummy.

Anonymous said...

This looks sooo tasty! I am going to make it too! Thanks for sharing. MKK

scrapaliciousleo said...

I love Nigella too but I haven't tried this recipe yet. I will try this soon. This looks delish! TFS! :)

MJ said...

Yes- Nigella is wonderful. I love her calming voice, too. These remind me of the "salmon patties" my mom used to make when we were kids. She covered them with creamed peas - which sounds awful now, I know, but actually tasted great. I'm motivated to try this updated recipe. Thanks for sharing!