Salmon is a wonderful food to include in your regular eating plan. I try to include it in our menu weekly, every other week at minimum. As a girl, I grew up eating my grandmother’s salmon patties and continue to love them — they always make me think of her. I really do consider myself quite a good cook and any cook is only as good as her ingredients. Canned salmon might not seem like it fits the bill, but trust me!
Canned salmon is almost always wild Alaskan, the kind that’s a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are important for heart health and may also help protect against Alzheimer’s and dimension. When preparing canned salmon, I remove the skin, but keep the bones. They can be easily crushed into the fish flesh and add minerals including calcium for bone health. AND all of this powerful nutrition is affordable. See, eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive!
Here’s a quick recipe for salmon patties – my recipe changes according to my taste and ingredients on hand, so feel free to adjust the same way for you.
- 1 can salmon, skin removed, bones crushed
- 2 Tbs plain yogurt or mayonnaise
- 2 Tbs finely chopped onion
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
- 1/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs
- 2 Tbs wheat germ or cornmeal (optional)
- Juice of one lime
- 1 tsp dried dill
- salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients until completely blended. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and spray with a small amount of oil, if needed. Divide the salmon mixture into 6 portions and pat out into round, flat patties. Cook until browned and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side.
What do you think? Do you eat canned salmon too? Will you try it now?