One of the family’s favorite meals include salmon patties. I don’t know why, but when I tell them that this is what we’re having everyone gets excited for dinner time. I love serving salmon in any form – it’s my favorite fish, it’s healthy, I never hear complains from anyone. The only draw back is that it’s usually pretty expensive to buy fresh wild coho salmon on a regular basis & I refuse to buy any fish that is “farmed.” Then, when you’re buying fish fresh you hate to chop it up & turn it into patties. However, I have been pretty lucky to find coho salmon frozen at Trader Joe’s & I can mash it up into patties guilt-free. Simply combine salmon, chopped green onions, Italian parsley, bread crumbs, eggs salt & pepper. Then, fry in a pan with canola oil. Easy!
Typically, I serve my patties with either a garlic infused couscous or taboule salad. Couscous is so wonderful to cook with because it is SO darn easy to prepare. If you’ve never tried it before, then please do. You will be shocked by its simplicity.
- 1 ¼ C couscous
- 6 T EVOO
- 1/3 C fresh lemon juice
- 1 diced tomato
- ¼ C chopped parsley
- 1 diced green onion
Bring ½ cup water to a boil. Add couscous, EVOO, lemon juice. Mix well, cover & remove from heat for about 5 minutes. Fluff with fork. Add tomato, parsley, green onion. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
For the grilled zucchinis, Marie of Proud Italian Cook inspired me to try something new. Zucchinis just happen to be one of those vegetables that I overlook every time I’m at the store. Yet, they are remarkably tasty. Having them grilled is divine! Look here for her recipe. This really has a wonderful combination of flavors and, trust me, there will not be any leftovers…. make more than you think you will need.
I hope everyone is having a fun summer! Only 4 more weeks until school starts!!!