Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Using what's in the fridge, vol 4

I came home thinking I'd thawed some chicken for dinner, but I must have dreamt that. SO I was left to scrounge the cupboards and fridge for something for dinner. Boy, was I happy with the result.

Salmon Cakes

Grab that can of salmon that you bought awhile ago with the best intentions. It's just sitting in there getting closer to its sell by date. Then find:

An egg
Dijon mustard
Worcestershire sauce
Lemon juice
Old Bay
Salt and Pepper
A yellow/red/green pepper
A green onion
Some saltines or bread crumbs (scrounge up 3/4 cup or so)

Preheat your oven to 180C/400F ish. Spray a baking tray with non-stick stuff.

Beat the egg, add 2 tsps of Dijon, a tsp of WS, juice from half the lemon, about 1/2 tsp of the Old Bay plus a little, and a couple of healthy dashes of tabasco. Dance that mess around.

Pulverdice half a pepper and the green onion. Mix it into the slop. Open the salmon and add it (with or without the bones and skin...most people have strong feelings on these parts of canned salmon, but I usually compromise, take out some of it and then say screw it and dump the rest in.) Add 1/4 cup of the cracker/bread crumbs and fold it all together.

Divide into 8. Take the little balls, roll them in the remaining 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, then smash into patty shape on the baking tray.

Bake for 10 minutes, flip, bake for 5 - 10.

Serve with whatever greenery you can find...I made some steamed broccoli and a tomato olive salad.



Bubs said...

Mmmmm...well done!

Melinda June said...

Thanks! Have you tried the spam pizza burgers yet?