I’m always looking for easy weeknight meals along with a way to get my kids to eat wild caught, high in omega 3 fish. My babes aren’t too picky, because they’ve grown up eating whole, read foods, (to read some suggestions and tips on getting your kids to eat healthy food, read here) but whole salmon or fish filets aren’t they’re favorite. So I came up with these gluten and dairy free salmon cakes that are SOOOOO crispy and taste so fresh and delicious. And they are super simple.
When choosing fish, specifically salmon, you want to ensure you are getting WILD CAUGHT. The reason is because farmed fish is more often than not genetically modified as well as raised in suboptimal conditions, sometimes even harmful and dirty, that don’t allow the fish to be develop maximum nutrition; which means less nutrients for us when we consume.
Be sure and read all the way to the bottom to see why wild caught salmon is so nutritious!
Crispy Salmon Cakes
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
2 CANS OF WILD CAUGHT SKINLESS AND BONELESS SALMON
1/2 CUP OF DAIRY FREE PARMESAN
3 GREEN ONIONS CHOPPED
1/2 CUP GLUTEN FREE CRACKERS CRUSHED OR PULSED IN FOOD PROCESSOR
1/2 LEMON JUICE
GHEE AND COCONUT OIL TO FRY WITH
Drain almond and put into a medium sized bowl. Add all of the other ingredients except the oil. Mix and stir to combine well. Let sit for 5-10 minutes for the crackers to absorb the liquid and the patties to stick together better. At this point, heat a large non stick skillet over medium to high heat and add your combination of ghee and coconut oil; this combination is the best yet I have found for frying and making them crispy. I use about 2 tablespoons of each. When the ghee and oil is hot, form a patty and add one at a time into the hot oil pan. Be sure to leave enough room to have a good inch in between each patty. I usually have to cook mine in 2 batches. Cook about 5 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown and then flip to cook the other side. Once cooked, put the patty on a plate covered with a paper towel and serve! Makes about 8 3 inch patties.
You may notice there isn’t any seasonings in this patty. What’s amazing is it doesn’t need any! The cakes are soooo flavorful on their own.
Salmon: Salmon is super high in omega 3s which we need for every cell function in the body, especially better brain function. Salmon also improves memory and cognitive function and it provides joint protection. Because of the high omega 3s, salmon provides you with a healthy dose of cancer reducing properties along with eye benefits! Try and eat at least 2 servings of wild caught fish a week.