food: salmon cakes

i came home from work the other day and realized that i had no meat in my house.
when you eat paleo, not having meat is a meal-killer.
and then i remembered… i *do* have meat.  i have canned salmon.
and i also have a recipe that uses said canned salmon.

thanks once more to my primal blueprint cookbook, i made their delightful fish cake recipe for my meal.
it was dead simple and really really tasty.
this recipe made 8 cakes – served 2 of us.

Paleo Salmon Cakes

  • 2 cans of good quality canned salmon – no bones/skin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions or scallions
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp prepared mustard
  • salt & pepper
  • oil/butter for pan frying
  1. drain salmon and combine in a small mixing bowl with eggs, lemon juice, herbs, seasoning and coconut flour
  2. form into patties
  3. pan fry in batches until golden brown.  i kept mine hot in the toaster oven while cooking the others


i served it with lemon caper mayo, which you’re supposed to make your own mayo for, but that’s just not happening on a work night.
so i used mayo from the fridge and added lemon juice, lemon zest and chopped capers… and dried jalapenos.
it worked wonderfully.

i served it with other things that were hanging around my fridge… peppers and broccoli.
and ta-da… dinner!