I am part of a natural parenting Facebook group here in the Blue Mountains. It’s an amazing online community. Most of the time everyone talks about food. Or sleep. But mostly food. Someone said they were making Paleo Salmon Cakes for dinner out of roast sweet potato, salmon and coconut flour. I googled Paleo Salmon Patties and came up with this.
Oh my goodness. I like salmon patties, who doesn’t. But I never knew they could be this good! How good is that moment when you take the first mouthful of something and your expectations are exceeded! I will most definitely be making these again, many times.
There is always something which isn’t fab and with tonight’s dinner it was having to pull the bones and skin off the tinned salmon. There is no doubt that the fish in those cans came from the sea. It stank. It’s pretty easy to forget that you’re eating an actual animal when you have tinned fish, but this really hit home that a few salmon had been squeezed into those tins. A bit sombre but an important thing to remember in this day and age of over consumption.
We had a good friend come and lend a hand tonight and she magically finished off the final stages of construction. Her patties were a darn sight neater than mine ever would be. The recipe called for hot sauce (an american recipe). We have a bottle of Indonesian tomato chilli sauce which has a big kick to it, which was added to the mix. Just the right amount of heat in the final patties. Also got a chance to use the cast iron hot plate. Worked really well with some ghee heated (ghee is great for cooking at high temperatures).
Paleo Salmon Patties with Cous Cous and Vegetables
Affordability : EXCELLENT. Salmon for 4 people for $10. Bargain. Next time I think I would make double the recipe and freeze half.
Time Factor : MODERATE. I opted to roast the sweet potato instead of using the microwave. You could save some time and some stinky fish hands by buying the salmon that is already skinned and boned, it would just cost more.
Complexity : LOW. Mush everything together. Mould. Fry. Would be a fun one to do with bigger kiddies as they could mix and shape the patties.
Deliciousness : EXCELLENT. I would pay money for these (well I guess I did…). You know what I mean! If these were in a local cafe I would tell people to order them. And then buy them every time I went there. Delish! Who would’ve thought something paleo, gluten free and dairy free could be that awesome!
Mess : MODERATE. I initially typed low. But then remembered the fish skin and bones. Glad I’m not pregnant!
Tummy Filling Factor : EXCELLENT. Super full and don’t even need ice cream tonight.
Possum Friendly? YES. I reckon she would gobble these up! They have almond meal in them which people should be aware of if they have a history of allergies. Tonight she inhaled her bolognese sauce. Literally, I found some up her nose at bath time.
Would I make it again? Yes, yes, yes. This is going into the Pink Folder of Wonder for another week. An absolute keeper.