This is the ramblings of a self-described wheat, grain and gluten-free “gourmet girl” that loves to cook and eat good food. I love creating and sharing recipes and photographing “beautiful food”. In July 2012, I eliminated wheat, grains and added sugar from my diet and rediscovered real, whole fresh foods again and effortlessly lost 65+ pounds. Join me in my wheat, grain and gluten-free journey. See how easy it is to enjoy grain free gourmet, one meal at a time! Welcome to my blog. Enjoy!
This evening I made a really quick and simple dinner and managed to use up some of the leftovers from the last couple of nights as well. Over the weekend I had picked up a 6-can package of wild Alaskan salmon (skinless and boneless) from Costco (for only $12.39 for 6 cans). I decided to try it tonight by making some simple salmon patties. I made 2 patties by mixing together one drained 6-oz. can of skinless and boneless wild salmon, freshly ground black pepper, celery salt, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, dill, 1 tablespoon mayo, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice -- and then added in about 3 tablespoons of almond flour until it was stiff enough to form into soft patties. I didn't really measure out the spices, just sort of eyeballed them. I mixed a couple tablespoons of almond flour and some paprika on a little plate and then lightly dusted both sides of the patties with the flour mixture so it would help to form a light crust and brown nicely. I sauteed them in a nonstick skillet in a little olive oil until both sides were golden brown (about 5 minutes on each side). I served the salmon patties with a small piece of the leftover Spinach-Feta Pie and the Chipotle Cheddar Biscuits from last night. The salmon patties turned out good (not awesome, but good) -- next time I make them I will jazz them up a bit more to give them a little more kick. Hubby isn't crazy about Old Bay Seasoning, so I didn't add it (but I wanted to)! By the way...I specifically mentioned that the canned salmon was skinless and boneless -- believe it or not, most canned salmon is NOT skinless and boneless (or wild caught for that matter) and you are supposed to eat it like that (I have one simple word for that...ewwwwwww!). So, if you happen to like eating skin and bones with your salmon...I apologize, but it gives me the willies. LOL I snapped a couple pics below for you to see. Enjoy!