Canned meats totally and utterly freak me out. Seriously, they do. My husband happily enjoys canned tuna and chicken, but I cringe at the site of the stuff. However, when I saw a food magazine that I like tout the wonderful ease of using canned salmon, I was intrigued and bought a can. Naturally, it sat in my cupboard for months … completely unused.
Then, a week or so ago, I saw a post on The Perfect Pantry about Lydia’s Salmon Croquettes and I was totally intrigued all over again.
When I developed this recipe, I decided to make it devoid of breadcrumbs, betting that the egg would be enough of a binder — it was. The sweet red pepper bits and garlic make this a really dreamy combination.
From Will’s cleaned plate and Paige’s devouring, I would say this was a big SCORE!
Honestly, the portion size here isn’t huge — but with a big salad or maybe some rice and veggies, it’s just perfect for a light spring or summer dinner. Another good one to try? My Tuna Cakes. They won’t disappoint.
About the Author (Author Profile)Sarah W. Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.
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