I’m a big fan of salmon but since I try to avoid farm-raised fish — buying wild-caught can really add up. I’ve been eating canned wild-caught salmon instead and it’s just as healthy and costs way less. Canned salmon comes with the skin (which has omega 3 fats) and with bones (which are a good source of calcium) so I still get all the benefits of eating this healthy fish and at a fraction of the price. I’m excited to share a recipe that’s easy to make, can be gluten-free and provides an excellent source of heart-healthy protein. Heart-Healthy Salmon Patties – For a Quick Lunch or Dinner
My salmon patties require no bread crumbs and can be eaten warm or even straight from the fridge. If you have a large can of salmon at home you can pretty much improvise on the rest of the ingredients and end up with a delicious dish that’s perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. I usually eat them with a green salad but they go well with mashed or roasted potatoes as well.
I used a large can of salmon. Make sure you mash the bones well:
Add chopped onion, green onions, and cilantro:
Add 3 eggs:
Form into patties – this is what they look like before they go into the oven:
Bake until they brown:
- 1 canned salmon (in water)
- 1 large onion
- 3 stalks green onion
- A handful of cilantro
- 5 tbsp oatmeal (can be GF)
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp oil (I use avocado oil)
- salt, garlic powder and any spices you like
- Cooking spray & avocado oil for greasing pans
- preheat oven to 425. Oil 2 pans well (I used a regular pan plus a smaller pie pan, in picture above).
- Drain salmon can and pour contents into bowl. Mix well, making sure to mash any bones.
- Chop onion, green onion and cilantro, add.
- add oatmeal and eggs.
- Add oil, salt and spices. Mix well.
- Form into patties and put in greased baking pans.
- Put in oven for 15 minutes. Flip. Bake for 10 more minutes. Patties are ready when brown. Take out of oven immediately. Serve warm or chilled.
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Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for fourteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 10, 8 and 5) and loves finding great products that make her family’