Sunday, October 2, 2011

Salmon Cakes and Things to Buy at Costco

Happy Sunday night! Aren't you PSYCHED for work tomorrow? Ok, sorry, that was mean. Tomorrow is supposed to kick off a three day rainy streak in San Francisco as well as 6 weeks of crazy-busy time at work so I am PUMPED.

This weekend was sunny and beautiful in San Francisco and we had big plans to hang out with friends at a free bluegrass festival in Golden Gate park on Saturday afternoon but after an hour of unsuccessfully searching for a parking spot we gave up, bought some 40s of Tecate and spent the afternoon on the beach instead...

Not a bad plan 'B'! The beach was gorgeous and the rest of the weekend was great. Sunday morning I made my second ever trip to the Costco less than 2 blocks from our apartment and brought home all that I could carry back. Nic and I learned the last time we went to Costco that they have a few key budget friendly items that really make it worth the membership. Most importantly they have legit organic meat. I love buying chicken, ground turkey or chicken sausages in bulk at Costco because we can just stick them in the freezer and use what we need for dinners over the course of months. They also have discounted movie tickets that work at the major theaters we go to. Lastly they have this really AWESOME mango salsa that my mom introduced me to in NY.

I wanted to make a healthy dinner involving this delicious mango salsa since we had to buy a huge vat of it so I decided to try making some salmon cakes! I used my meatball trick of making bread crumbs from wheat bread in the Cuisinart and also chopped up the salmon in the Cuisinart. The cakes turned out moist, tasty and very delicious. I would totally make them for company. Here's the simple recipe...

Easy Salmon Cakes - Serve with a fruity salsa or chutney
Makes 2 medium/large cakes

2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1 egg white
2 teaspoons honey
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 large (single serving) salmon filet
1 piece wheat bread - toasted

-Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees
-Cover a baking sheet with a piece of tinfoil and spray with cooking spray
-Put the salt, pepper and toast in the Cuisinart until the bread is the size of large bread crumbs
-Pour the above into a bowl
-Cut the salmon filet into large chunks (Take off the skin first) and then put into the cuisinart. Pulse on chop a few time until it is chopped into little pieces
-Add honey and dijon mustard and egg white into the bowl and mix together
-Pour salmon into bowl with bread crumbs and seasoning and mix together with your hands
-Roll the mixture into two balls and press into burger shapes.
-Put on the baking sheet and bake for about 10-13 minutes (should be cooked through).
-Serve with some fruity salsa and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Ha! I LOVE that Mango Salsa, and when I'm feeling lazy and don't want to make my own, this absolutely rocks! Love your salmon cake recipe and I'm sure the salsa is the perfect complement. Cheers!