My mom made these when I was just a kid. Several years ago, DH took his first post-retirement job as Seafood Supervisor in a local grocery chain, made these for the seafood department, and the word spread, so that they were taking phone orders for "HIS" crab cakes ! The owner told him that Matzo Meal in place of the bread crumbs works very well due to the soda cracker addition.
This came from TOH. DH loves this recipe. Actually it is 2 recipes, salmon and sauce. I have frozen the patties, uncooked. I have also used leftover salmon instead of canned. This goes great with a raisin pilaf and the one I use has a matching oven temperature of 375 degrees.
A great way to enjoy salmon either fresh or cleaning out your freezer from last season's catch. This recipe is made in two stages so most of the preparation can be done in advance and then frozen. When ready to enjoy just take out the croquettes from the freezer, bread with panko bread crumbs and fry until golden brown! This recipe came from Chef Al Levinsohn, Anchorage Alaska.
This is a delicious dish. My father made it for me and gave me the recipe several years ago. I'm afraid I'm not sure where he got the recipe, but I believe it was from a chef at an inn in Maine. Like most absolutely fabulous dishes, this is not low fat but definitely worth the indulgence! This is really nice with a long grain rice and wild rice mixture or with nice crusty bread to sop up the sauce. Can be served as an appetizer or a main course.
Turn canned salmon into a real tasty treat! Eating Salmon doesn't have to be expensive (Canned Salmon is about 75% less than market fresh!)! This recipe not only stretches Salmon, but makes a nutritious and filling main course! Just remember to be very careful with the salt or other seasonings/spices, it/they can over power the taste of Salmon! You want a balanced Salmon and green onion flavor with any seasoning as an accent. Be careful to not over mix, as you will lose texture of the fish itself.
This is a somewhat simplified version of a recipe from 'Basque Cooking and Lore' by Darcy Williamson. Our second home is in SW Idaho, which has a strong Basque community, and we have learned to love the Basque cuisine.
If you have always loved the tartar sauce you get at a fish and chips place, you'll love this one. I tinkered around with it over time and I think this one is pretty darn close! It's my favorite and only takes 5 minutes to whip up!