Consuming just six ounces of fish each week reduces one’s risk of cardiovascular disease by more than one-third, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. The American Heart Association echoes these sentiments advising individuals to eat fish twice a week to reap the benefits of lowering one’s heart rate, blood pressure and improving one’s blood vessel function.
Salmon is a great choice when it comes to fish! It’s loaded with Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which benefits cardiovascular health and brain function. Salmon is a excellent source of protein and lower in saturated fat than red meat, making it a heart healthy fish. Consider swapping out burger patties one night and give this tasty salmon cakes recipe a try.
Salmon Cakes Recipe with Lemon Dill Sauce
This recipe serves four adults
1 tsp grated lemon peel
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
3 cans (6 oz each) boneless salmon, drained and crumbled
¼ cup breadcrumbs
¼ cup green onions chopped
1 egg white
¼ tsp pepper
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp lemon juice,
1 tsp dill
¼ tsp garlic powder
Sea salt to taste
Combine Greek yogurt, lemon juice, dill, garlic powder and salt in small bowl. Cover and chill in refrigerator.
Combine salmon, breadcrumbs, green onions, egg white, lemon juice, lemon peel and pepper. Form 8 cakes with mixture.
Heat olive oil in a medium skillet on high heat. Cook salmon cakes 3-4 minutes on each side until browned. Serve with lemon dill sauce on a bed of greens.
These Salmon Cakes are delicious warm or cold so make plenty for leftovers.