We all know we should be eating more seafood for the heart healthy omega-3 benefits; but cooking seafood can be intimidating. This simple recipe for salmon is the solution! Starting with pre-cooked salmon and adding ingredients we typically have in our pantry, within minutes your perfectly cooked delicious salmon dinner is done!
Simple Salmon Patties
12-14 ounces cooked salmon (canned is great to use; look for boneless, skinless)
1/2 cup breadcrumbs, panko or whole wheat are best.
½ teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs, like chives, parsley, or dill (can substitute 1 Tbl. dried herbs)
1 tablespoon lemon juice, bottled or fresh
Olive oil for pan-frying
Place the salmon into a mixing bowl, flake apart using a fork. Add the remaining ingredients into the mixing bowl and mix well. Form mixture into 3 large or 4 patties. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat, add 1-2 tablespoons oil for pan-frying. Fry the patties for a few minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy. Serve hot with an extra bit of lemon juice if desired.