Salmon Croquettes

servings: 4 

calories: 420  

prep time: 30 minutes 
 
ingredients:
  • 1/2 pound fresh salmon
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups small-diced celery (4 stalks)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell peppers
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning

preparation instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Place the salmon on a sheet pan, skin side down.
  3. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, until just cooked.
  5. Remove from the oven and cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  6. Allow to rest for 10 minutes and refrigerate until cold.
  7. Meanwhile, place 2 tablespoons of the butter, 2 tablespoons olive oil, the onion, celery, and bell peppers in a large saute pan over medium-low heat and cook until the vegetables are soft, approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Cool to room temperature.
  9. Flake the chilled salmon into a large bowl.
  10. Add the vegetable mixture and mix well.
  11. Add the breadcrumbs, salt, garlic powder, parsley, black pepper, eggs, Worcestershire sauce and Old Bay seasoning. Mix well.
  12. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  13. Form into nicely round patties.
  14. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  15. Fry the croquettes for about 4 minutes per side, until browned.

suggested side dishes:

  • Side Salad
  • Wild Rice
  • Home Fries

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