Salmon cakes with creamy tomato-garlic sauce

    35 minutes

    Give those fatty beef burgers a miss and try these heart-healthy, thick, juicy salmon ‘burgers’ instead. And while you're at it, leave the tomato sauce in the fridge and slather the salmon patties with a homemade tomato-garlic sauce.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 large baking potato, thinly sliced
    • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
    • 1 can (415 g) pink salmon, drained
    • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh dill
    • 1 tablespoon capers, thoroughly rinsed and drained
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil tomato-garlic sauce
    • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
    • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
    • 100 g natural low-fat yogurt
    • 1/2 teaspoon hot chilli sauce

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. To make the sauce, cook the sundried tomatoes and garlic in a small saucepan of boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/3 cup of the cooking liquid. Transfer the tomatoes and garlic to a food processor. Add the reserved cooking liquid, yogurt and hot chilli sauce and puree until smooth.
    2. Meanwhile, cook the potato and garlic in a medium saucepan of boiling water until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. With a potato masher, mash the potato and garlic.
    3. Stir in the salmon, 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs, the dill and the capers. Shape the salmon mixture into 8 cakes.
    4. Heat the oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Coat the salmon cakes in the remaining breadcrumbs. Add to the frying pan and sauté until golden-brown, about 3 minutes per side. Serve with the tomato-garlic sauce.


    Why is canned salmon so healthy? First, salmon is rich with omega-3 fatty acids – highly nutritious oils that keep the blood ‘flowing freely’. In addition, canned salmon contains a useful amount of calcium, which helps lower blood pressure. The calcium comes from the salmon bones, which are softened and made edible in the canning process.

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    Sauce was great, the recipe badly written and lousy!  -  21 Dec 2012


    Awesome recipe, worked well and the sauce was great too  -  08 Feb 2010