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Super-Zesty Salmon Cakes

Super-Zesty Salmon Cakes

From the Strive for Five at School! Resources

Adapted from at

Preheat oven to 350°F  Yield: 5
1 – 9” x 13” baking pan
Portion: 1 cake
Cost per serving: $0.60

1 x 7-oz can salmon, drained and flaked (1 x 228-g can)
1 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp (5 mL) canola oil
1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
1/3 cup (75 mL) celery, finely chopped
1/2 cup (125 mL) cornflake crumbs, finely crushed

1 In a bowl, mix together the salmon, egg, oil, lemon juice, celery, and 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the cornflake crumbs.
2 Form the mixture into 2 1/2” (6-cm) cakes by lightly packing into a 1/3 cup (75 mL) measure. Spread a piece of plastic wrap on the counter, sprinkle with about 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the remaining crumbs, turn the measure onto the plastic wrap, tap to release the salmon cake, and press into the crumbs. Continue making the cakes, adding more crumbs as necessary. Sprinkle the tops of the cakes with the remaining crumbs.
3 Lightly grease the pan with a thin film of oil. Place the cakes in the pan.
4 Bake for 5 minutes, turn, and bake for 5 minutes more.

Tip: Salmon and celery make a healthy combination. Canada’s dietary guidelines recommend two servings of fish a week, notably fatty fish such as salmon, since it is a recognized source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to play a role in the prevention of chronic diseases and to enhance children’s learning and behaviour.

Although celery is available throughout the year, you will enjoy the best taste and quality of this vegetable during the months when it is available locally. This recipe can be served with a small whole-wheat roll as a salmon burger, and the flavour goes well with Cucumber Yogourt Maple Salad.

Did You Know?

  • Celery is from the same family as carrots, parsley, fennel, and caraway.
  • Celery is also grown for its seeds, which yield a volatile oil used in the perfume and pharmaceutical industries. Celery seeds can be used as a flavouring or spice, as whole seeds, or ground and mixed with salt as celery salt.
  • Celery has many important nutrients, including, fibre, vitamins A and C, and potassium.