i stumbled across that "healthy eating" show on foodnetwork one day, and she was making salmon cakes with an asian dipping sauce. salmon could very well be my favorite fish, so i'd eat it in just about any way. i had to try this recipe. i knew i'd be eating it all alone - the hubby isn't a fan, but oh well.
so i bought a can of salmon, and a small can of yellow fin tuna. i didn't want all salmon, so i thought the mix might be nice, and not too overpowering. i also made a quick dipping sauce for the cakes - it was all delicious.
1 can of salmon
1 small can of yellowfin tuna
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 scallion, finely chopped
1 cup of panko bread crumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
kosher salt & pepper
a little flour (seasoned with a little salt, pepper and paprika) to dredge
oil for frying
add the salmon and tuna into a mixing bowl and flake apart using a fork. add the lightly beaten egg and combine. then add the panko, a little at a time, so as not to dry out the mixture. add the onions and scallions, and seasoning. mix it well.
once it's able to hold shape, make small patties and set aside. once the patties are shaped, dredge each in seasoned flour and start slowly frying them until each side is nicely browned.
while they're frying, you can get started on the dipping sauce... which takes about 2mins to make.
wasabi mayo dipping sauce
1 tbsp wasabi mayo
1 tbsp light mayo
1 tbsp sour cream
1 tsp dijon mustard
2 splashes of soy sauce
juice of one lime
combine the wasabi mayo, light mayo and sour cream. add one splash of soy sauce and taste. if you prefer it with more, add another splash. add the dijon mustard and lime juice. mix it altogether. add any of the ingredients to your taste, and set aside.
when the salmon cakes are ready, plate it up. i used some romaine, sliced radishes, and then the cake with some sauce drizzled on top.