Here’s a little dish that I hope you guys will enjoy. I decided to put my own little spin on Salmon Croquettes. As a child, I was taught to prepare my croquettes with eggs,flour,onion, salt and pepper. Then we’d usually serve them with biscuits and a little cane syrup. Fattening but delicious indeed. Now as an adult and with health issues that will not allow me to indulge in such a manner, I was motivated to try to find a better way to enjoy a Salmon Croquette. So after brainstorming for a bit I came up with the following recipe:
2 lbs. frozen Salmon filets
1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 green bell pepper (diced)
1 red bell pepper (diced)
1 med-large onion (chopped)
3 cups panko bread crumbs
4 tbsp. parsley
6 Mandarin oranges (peeled & sectioned)
2 tbsp. ground ginger
1/4 cup. low sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
Thoroughly thaw the salmon filets, rinse and then place inside of blender or food processor. Pulse until salmon is a workable consistency for making patties. Place salmon into a large mixing bowl and stir in Italian bread crumbs, 1tsp. salt, 1tsp. pepper, 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, eggs, diced green and red bell peppers, onion and 2 tbsp. parsley. Mix these ingredients well and then form into medium sized patties. Refrigerate while preparing the sauce.
For the sauce, place all 5 ingredients into a food processor and process until well blended. In a small sauce pan heat the mixture on medium-low. Next, in a shallow dish, mix together the panko bread crumbs and the remaining parsley, salt and pepper. Now take the previously formed patties and coat both sides well with the panko mixture. Set stove top to medium-high and begin filling a large frying pan with canola oil. Pour enough so that the oil will cover the side of the patty but not the top. Test readiness of the oil by placing a drop of water into the pan. When the oil begins to sizzle and pop, begin adding the salmon patties 3 – 4 at a time. Cook 2 to 2 1/2 minutes on both sides.
Serve with your choice of sides. Mixture will make 13-15 medium sized patties.
I hope you all will enjoy my take on a Panko Crusted Salmon Croquette. Please leave a comment with your thoughts on the recipe and what you chose as a side. I look forward to hearing from you!