Salmon Cakes with Creamy Tomato Sauce

If you want to give your heart a break, give those fatty beef burgers a rest and try these thick,

If you want to give your heart a break, give those fatty beef burgers a rest and try these thick, juicy salmon “burgers” for a change.

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”15 min” cook_time=”15 min” serves=”4″ details=”” ]

Salmon Cakes with Creamy Tomato Sauce
Leave the ketchup in the fridge and slather the salmon patties with a freshly made tomato-garlic sauce.

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  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce
  • 1 large baking potato 10 ounces), thinly sliced
  • 1 can (14 3/4 ounces) pink salmon, drained

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  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup plain dried bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

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[/ingredients-list]1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)

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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Cook sun-dried tomatoes and 2 garlic cloves in small pot of boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/3 cup cooking liquid. Transfer tomatoes and garlic to mini food processor. Add reserved cooking liquid, yogurt, and hot pepper sauce, and puree until smooth.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Meanwhile, cook potato and remaining 2 garlic cloves in medium pot of boiling water until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain and transfer to large bowl. With potato masher, mash potato and garlic.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Stir in salmon, 2 tablespoons bread crumbs, dill, capers, and salt. Shape salmon mixture into 8 cakes.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Dredge salmon cakes in remaining 1/2 cup bread crumbs. Add to skillet and sauté until golden brown and heated through, about 3 minutes per side. Serve with tomato sauce. [/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

[factoid]Why is canned salmon so healthy? For one thing, salmon in general is rich with omega-3 fatty acids highly nutritious oils that help lower blood cholesterol levels. But canned salmon also contains a fair amount of calcium, which helps lower blood pressure. The calcium comes from the salmon bones, which are softened and made edible in the canning process.[/factoid]

[cooking_tip]Serve with steamed green beans, and rice pudding with dried cherries for dessert.[/cooking_tip]

[nutrition-info calories=”263″ calories_fat=”” fat=”10g” sat_fat=”2g” choles=”41mg” sodium=”863mg” carbs=”29g” sugars=”” protein=”17g” fiber=”2g”]

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest