Monday, January 14, 2008

New Years Resolution - Blog More!

On New Years Day, I was asked what my resolution was. At the time, I had decided to not make one as I couldn't think of anything that felt resolution worthy. However, a few days later, I realized the answer should have been simple - BLOG MORE!!! Randi has joined Daring Bakers, and my schedule is becoming more stable, so this should be a resolution that I can keep.

Anyway, for my first post of the year, we made a recipe from a new magazine subscription (thanks Christine!!), Cooking Light. This magazine is pretty interesting - there are lots of healthy living articles as well as general nutrition advice. I'm sure you all have heard about Omega-3s, they seem to be the new food hot item. From helping your heart to making you smarter, they are apparently a miracle fatty acid.

Salmon (especially wild) is a major source of Omega-3 fatty acid and is the star of our dish. We chose to substitute wild fresh salmon for the canned that was suggested in the article. This meal was extremely simple (although I have to admit, Randi made it, as I was busy with the boy) and was so so good! And HEALTHY!! After weeks of carbo loading at the holidays, it felt very good to eat a light and healthy meal.

Lemon-Dill Salmon Croquettes with Horseradish Sauce
yields 4 patties

Sauce Ingredients:

2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
pinch ground red pepper
pinch black pepper
pinch chopped dill
pinch lemon zest

Croquette Ingredients:

1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound cooked salmon, flaked (we broiled Coho Wild Salmon)
1 egg white
5 tablespoons breadcrumbs
Cooking Spray


1) To make the sauce, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk. Cover and refrigerate.

2) To prepare the croquettes, combine flour and the next six ingredients (through egg white) and 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping into a patty. Refrigerate for one hour. Place remaining breadcrumbs on plate; dredge patties in breadcrumbs.
3) Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; cook 9 minutes on each side or until golden. Serve with sauce.


Elise said...

I love croquettes, but never thought to make them with salmon. Especially love the horseradish sauce idea, thank you!

Randi said...

this turned out great... even though i cringe at using mayo, it blended in well and didn't hold too much of its own distinctive taste. the horseradish in the sauce tasted great without being overpowering. overall, A. :) my one complaint would be that the croquettes were a little dry - i think we ended up with more salmon from broiling our own piece than we would have from the can. we added more mayo to the mix, but still, they could have been a little more moist.

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