Salmon Patties

My husband can attest to my love for going fishing. I don’t mind touching fish or even gutting them. Fish are one of those super foods; healthy, full of omega-3 fatty acids, high in quality protein, vitamin B3, vitamin B12, vitamin D, zinc, phosphorus and iron. Fish is essential for cardiovascular health and has been known to help prevent cancer. However, I have never been a fan of the flavor or texture of most fish. Once in a while a fresh caught and well prepared rainbow trout will please my palette, but I mostly get my omega 3’s from my favorite fish, tuna.

I have discovered another way to enjoy fish: Salmon Patties. As with most healthy recipes, they are simple and quick to make. Simply start with a 7 oz can of boneless/skinless salmon. Drain well; in a bowl add one lightly beaten egg and handful of fine whole grain cracker crumbs. Mix well then form into patties and fry on a lightly sprayed (canola or olive oil) pan until golden on both sides. My children even enjoy these tasty morsels and they can be served with sautéed bell peppers, mushrooms and peas for a well balanced meal. Enjoy.

Please note: Limit fish to 3 x 3 oz servings a week; pregnant women should also avoid fatty and bottom feeding fish such as mackerel, salmon, albacore tuna, herring, sardines or other fish that is known for a high heavy metal content.

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Coach Lora Erickson is an Ironman All-World athlete and certified running and triathlon coach recently competing in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Africa in 2018. Lora was born and raised in Colorado and was to run for the University and Utah & Utah State University where she obtained a degree in Community Health Education with duel minors in Chemistry and Nutrition. Coach Lora has a true passion for health promotion and loves to share her experiences. Learn more: About Coach Lora Erickson