Thursday, July 17, 2008

Doctor's say we should put fish in our diet once or twice a week, so here is an all time favorite around my house, which is not only healthy, but easy to make and oh so delicious! This recipe is for four large patties - perfect for a light supper for two.
Check our blog for the recipe for the Spinach Salad that Pam posted earlier - it would be a wonderful side dish to accompany this. I am also putting in the recipe for a Strawberry Angel Food Cake that my daughter and I made for her bridal shower. It is a recipe we got off the Betty Crocker website, and is so light and refreshing, especially in these hot summer months!

Southern Style Salmon Patties

1 can Pink Salmon

2 large eggs

1/2 onion, minced

Seasoned bread crumbs ( I like to use Progresso Italian)

1. With fork, crumble salmon into medium sized bowl. Mix in minced onion, eggs, and bread crumbs. I just put enough bread crumbs in until the consistency will allow me to form it into a ball, without sticking to my hands. When making the patties, be sure to pack them tightly so they won't fall apart when turning them.

2. Turn burner on medium heat, and spray skillet with Pam

3. Brown patties to a nice golden color - about 5 - 7 minutes for each side.

These are good with lemon pepper sprinkled on, or a spritz of fresh lemon.

Now for the best part - DESSERT!

You can either purchase a ready made angel food cake, or follow the directions below to make yours fresh at home.

1 box Betty Crocker® white angel food cake mix
1 1/4 cups cold water
2 teaspoons grated orange peel

1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
Red food color, if desired

1 1/2 cups whipping (heavy) cream
3 tablespoons granulated or powdered sugar
1 container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1. Move oven rack to lowest position (remove other racks). Heat oven to 350°F. In extra-large glass or metal bowl, beat cake mix, water and orange peel with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 1 minute. Pour into ungreased 10-inch angel food (tube) cake pan. (Do not use fluted tube cake pan or 9-inch angel food pan or batter will overflow.)
2. Bake 37 to 47 minutes or until top is dark golden brown and cracks feel very dry and not sticky. Do not underbake. Immediately turn pan upside down onto glass bottle until cake is completely cool, about 2 hours.
3. In chilled medium bowl, beat whipping cream and 3 tablespoons sugar on high speed until soft peaks form. In large bowl, beat ricotta cheese and 1/4 cup powdered sugar on medium speed until fluffy. Fold in whipped cream.
4. Run knife around edges of cake; remove from pan. Cut cake horizontally to make 3 layers. Fill layers with filling. Frost side and top of cake with frosting. Arrange 1/2 cup strawberries over top of cake. Store covered in refrigerator.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Follow High Altitude cake mix directions for angel food pan, adding orange peel to batter.


  1. I just have to try both of these recipes tonight, Janelle! I only hope mine turn out as good as your photos look!


  2. oh my! Those Salmon patties look sooooo good!
    I am going to have to try that scrumptious looking cake, seems like a good choice for the hot summer weather!

    Thanks Janelle!

  3. Say Janelle, why don't ya just come cook for me ? ;) This all looks so devine. Thanks for sharing.~~Pam

  4. I want to try all these together for a meal this weekend!YUM!

  5. MMMmmmm! My mom used to make salmon patties! I haven't had any in so long....when I moved off to college there was a restaurant here that served them. Their version was smothered in pepper gravy. But then I guess that defeats the heart healthy part, huh? Oh well, it was still heaven on a plate! Love it Janelle!!

  6. OH GRACIOUS...I had no idea this blog was so full of yummy things..I'm going to make sure to come back often. Thanks for sharing all these great recipes.


  7. OH MY WORD....

    I need my drool bib!

  8. Oh my gosh you are making me so hungry!!!! Thanks for sharing Janelle!


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