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Healthy food can be delicious!


The recipe (below) will dazzle your tastebuds. Modifications available for non-meat eaters too!

GINGER CILANTRO SALMON CAKES

The benefits of eating healthy are innumerable. Each healthy ingredient provides its own diverse set of health perks for the body. For example, salmon lovers will enjoy the recipe below!

Why eat salmon? Salmon provides important amounts of the antioxidant amino acid taurine. Salmon is an excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D and selenium. It is a good source of niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phosphorus and vitamin B6. It is also a good source of choline, pantothenic acid, biotin and potassium. Find out even more about the benefits of salmon here.

Don't care for salmon? No problemo! Swap out the fish with quinoa, or mash your favorite beans!

Ingredients (serves four)

  • Two stalks of celery, minced

  • One medium onion, minced

  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, minced

  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, minced

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 1/2 tsp mustard

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne, plus 1 pinch

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs — you can make your own using whole-wheat toast!

  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 lb (2 cans) canned salmon — you can substitute the salmon with tuna, shredded chicken, sardines, or 2 cups of smashed whole beans

  • Olive oil for frying

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the celery, onion, cilantro, ginger, garlic, mustard, cayenne, and sea salt.

  2. Add eggs and breadcrumbs to the mixture.

  3. Fold in the salmon until it is mixed in well.

  4. Form small 2-inch patties for appetizer size salmon cakes or 4-inch patties for entrée size cakes and set aside on platter.

  5. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the patties for roughly 3 minutes on each side, or until golden-brown. You will know when the bottom is nicely browned because the patty will slide easily across the pan when you try to flip it. Allow to cool and enjoy!

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