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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Asian Salmon Patties

Doug wasn't around tonight, with the warm weather he has an early jump on fishing this year. I seized the opportunity of him being gone and made one of my favorite dinners. A meal that he wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole, yet he will use his fishing pole to catch fish all day and night. This is a meal I love and my kids eat. And I try making them a little different each time I make them, but this is my favorite way to prepare them. I use canned salmon, skinless and boneless. I have read many times over and over that fresh salmon is very good to use, but for convenience sake, I stick with the can. This is just enough to make 4 salmon patties. I would suggest doubling if you have more than 3 eating, the kids each ate one and I will admit it, I ate two. I thought I could save the last one and have it for lunch tomorrow but decided to eat it when it was fresh from the pan.

Combine the salmon, diced onion and celery, old bay seasoning, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Just use a for to combine and add crushed crackers. Continue to mix till all Incorporated. I had intentions of making the patties then coating them in the beaten egg and then coating in the Panko bread crumbs. However, they were a little too dry so I added the egg to the mixture and then some of the Panko. The exact mixture is something that you just have to work with. Once I had them in patties I placed in hot canola oil and browned on both sides. It was easy to use a turner and slide the off into the hot oil. Once they start cooking they will firm up. It only takes a few minutes on each side and they are ready to eat! I made a quick dip to go along with them as well, Grace and I put a little bit on top of the patty, while Jack preferred to cut his salmon patty up and dip the pieces in.

Asian Salmon Patties

1 can boneless/skinless salmon
1/4 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
5 butter crackers, crumbled
2 TBLS. diced celery
2 TBLS. diced onion
1/4 tsp. soy sauce
1 dash sesame oil

Mix ingredients together and add;
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs

Heat canola oil in pan and add salmon patties. Cook on each side till brown.

Mix 1/4 cup mayonnaise with 1/2 tsp. soy sauce and 1/4 tsp. of sesame oil.

This recipe has been linked up at Life as a Lofthouse Weekend Potluck 


  1. By golly, I was thinking about making salmon tonight, I'm so glad I stumbled upon your post! Where can I get some Old Boy spice? it sounds wonderful! Have a fun weekend and thanks for the tasty dinner idea!

  2. We can find Old Bay anywhere around here! It is so good, I use it in seafood and even when I make hamburgers, etc! If you can't find it, let me know I will send you is that GOOD! :)

  3. I have had salmon patties aplenty (you can't grow up Catholic and not have a buddy buddy acquaintance with them you know) but I have never had them with Asian flavors...will give that a try as I love Asian ingredients with salmon! Thanks!