Not my mom’s salmon patties

The last time I was in Whole Foods was my first time in there since going Paleo.  I might have went a little crazy.  For reals.  I bought pound after pound of grassfed beef (all types), veal, pork, chicken, and two types of fish.  I bought a few fillets of sea bass and a rather large chunk of wild caught Sockeye salmon.  We have long since gone through all of it, save the salmon.  I had popped it in the freezer to keep so, a couple of days ago, I pulled it out and set it in the fridge to thaw.  I felt pretty sure that I would bake it with herbs and lemon (from my tree) but there it was tonight, staring at me.  I had already decided that dinner would be easy…store-bought rotisserie chicken, sauteed kale and bacon (thank you, nom nom Paleo!!) and roasted carrots with cumin and cinnamon, so I was not in the mood to deal with the salmon.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have a choice.  I couldn’t have it going bad. That’s crazy talk.  Knowing I wasn’t having it for dinner, though, kinda threw a monkey wrench into my plan for herbs and lemon as I am not a big fan of leftover seafood.  So, how could I prepare the salmon so that it would actually get eaten?  Mmm hmmm…salmon patties.  Grew up on them.  love them!  and leftover salmon patties?  Now, that’s a different story.  Don’t ask me what the difference is because I don’t know.  I just know that I will eat leftover salmon patties, but I won’t touch leftover baked salmon.  I’m weird, and I am fully aware.  Thanks.

The salmon patties I grew up on were made straight from a can with breadcrumbs as binder and always eaten with a lot of ketchup.  I loved them and they were delicious, but not very Paleo.  So, I wanted to update them for my new lifestyle.  Here’s how I did it…

Gather your ingredients.

Makes 6 palm size patties

1 pound wild caught salmon, skin off and chopped into chunks

1 T almond flour

1 tsp ginger, minced

1 tsp garlic, minced

1 tsp coconut aminos

1 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 cup chopped green onions

1 egg

1 T coconut oil

1 pat of pasture butter

Put all ingredients into a food processor and give it a whirl until it all comes together.  Shape into patties (this is messy) and set aside.  Add 1 T coconut oil and a pat of pasture butter to a pan over medium heat.  When the butter sizzles, place the patties in the pan and cook 3-4 minutes per side until browned, flipping once.

I can already tell you that I will be crumbling these into my breakfast scramble tomorrow morning.  They are pretty dense, but really tasty.

Not my mom's salmon patties...

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4 comments on “Not my mom’s salmon patties

  1. Reblogged this on barefootandprimal and commented:
    I am going to try this one! Thanks Primal Belly!

  2. Minichick says:

    These look great!…pinning this.

  3. Minichick says:

    Wow, I just pinned this recipe and it’s already been re-pinned five times!

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