Curried Salmon Cakes with Ginger-Avocado Mayonnaise
What to make for lunch? Coming off of the (expensive) holidays and trying to avoid a trip to the grocery store until the 1st, I decided that today would be a good day to pull out a can of that Wild Alaskan Salmon that I always keep stored in my pantry (healthy snack in a jiffy? you bet). But I didn’t want salmon salad. I wanted salmon cakes. One of the things that I often hear people say about trying to go paleo is that they hate how it requires them to (in some cases, learn to) cook. In fact, the Primal Parent pretty much doesn’t cook. She keeps loads of pemmican around, eats most of her food raw, and calls it a day. I am obviously not that type of primal eater. I love to cook–and I especially love discovering new ways to combine foods for awesome and surprising tastes. And that’s why today we’re making Salmon Cakes, and not just salmon salad, for lunch.
Time: 25 mins / Cost: $5 / Servings: 1-3
1 can wild salmon
Now plate up your salmon cake, top with a little ginger mayo, and enjoy! So good.
*Of course, if you don’t have avocado oil, you can use bacon fat (baconnaise!) or a light olive oil, though some people don’t like the taste of olive oil mayo. Some folks make mayonnaise using coconut oil, too. I’m sure that over the next year or so I will be discovering all the different ways to make my own mayo. Keep you posted on what works and doesn’t — or you could always search the internet. Sure there’s lots of great info out there.
Salmon is replete with Omega 3s — and it turns out that it’s pretty high in vitamin B, too. While there’s a small amount of Vitamin A in salmon as well (about 1% of RDA), the highest concentration of vitamins in salmon comes from the B family. In a 3 oz. serving of salmon there is 0.2 mg of thiamine (vitamin B1)–or about 16% of RDA; 0.4 mg of riboflavin (vitamin B2)–or about 24 percent of RDA; 2.6 mg of vitamin B12–43 percent of RDA; 8.6 mg of niacin–43 percent of the RDA; and 0.8 mg of vitamin B6–or 40 percent of the RDA. Vitamin B12 is especially important for neurological disorders. It helps your body repair damage to the myelin sheathing. Anyway, maybe I made these salmon cakes today in honor of Carol. I know I need to work on getting more Omega 3 and vitamin B in my diet, too. As I was sitting on the couch reading my book this morning, my legs were tingling away, like the city of New York on a short-circuit trip. Not a good thing. Nope, not a good thing. But not so horrible, either — and reparable, I think, through a smart and healthy diet.