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Apr 1, 2010 11:27 AM

Canned salmon - salmon cakes?

I have two 8 oz cans of canned Chinook that I'd like to use up - they were canned by my fishmonger, and while I haven't had them before, if they're anything like the other offerings they should be pretty high quality.

I was figuring that the best way to use them would be in salmon cakes (unless you have another project I could try). What's your favorite recipe?

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  1. i just mix the salmon with enough mayo to hold together. a few drops of tabasco, s & p. chill the formed cakes in the fridge about 30 minutes then fry.

    1. Yup. Salmon cakes. I just add an egg and some bread crumbs; possibly chopped onion.

      I think once I made it with falafel mix instead of bread crumbs and it worked pretty well!

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      1. re: sonia darrow

        That's pretty much my recipe - 1 large can (2 small), 1 egg, 1/4 cup chopped/minced onion and 1/2 cup Panko.

      2. The cakes will be good, but I wonder if this salmon might not be good enough to use elsewhere, like in a simple salmon salad. Do you know if it has skin and bones as in commercially-produced canned salmon?

        1. I had this recipe bookmarked until I became a vegetarian.

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          1. re: Memily_G

            Yep, that's the one I use too, it's a winner.

          2. This is the recipe I use, jfood's Salmon Croquettes