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Salmon Cakes with Grapefruit Salsa

Salmon Cakes with Grapefruit Sala

This week, I decided that I want to eat a little “cleaner”. I have heard a lot about the Eating Clean diet, and how it is really good for you. It makes complete sense because in this diet, you cut out processed foods. I can’t say that I will stick to it 100%, but I am at least doing it for dinner, and possibly more. To help me in my endeavors, eMeals has JUST come out with an Eating Clean menu plan. I was so excited when I found out, because I was just contemplating giving this kind of eating a try. I didn’t know where to begin, but with eMeals, they give you a weekly meal plan, complete with shopping list. The shopping list already has everything you need to make that week’s meals a success; just print and go. eMeals really makes shopping and cooking a breeze. With eMeals, you can also select meal plans based on that week’s grocery store sales, which is fabulous!

Today’s recipe, from eMeals, was something that I was a little hesitant to try: Salmon Cakes with Grapefruit Salsa. I am not a big lover of seafood, and neither is my family. I wanted to be brave though, and give it a try. This was my first time cooking any type of seafood – aside from shrimp, in jambalaya. I am not even a fan of Grapefruit, but I really enjoyed this! I think my Salmon Cakes with Grapefruit Salsa turned out great! The salsa complemented the salmon cakes very well. My oldest even had seconds!!

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Salmon Cakes with Grapefruit Salsa
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Serves: 8
  • 1 cup ruby red grapefruit segments
  • 1 tsp grapefruit zest
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • 2 Tbs chopped cilantro
  • 1 dash red pepper flakes - I used ground red pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 lbs fresh salmon
  • 2 Tbs olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 Tbs chopped cilantro
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbs mayonnaise
  • 1 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • juice of 1 lemon
  1. Combine grapefruit, zest, red onion, cilantro, red pepper flakes, tsp salt and ¼ cup olive oil. Chill.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil, and spray with cooking spray. (thank you to my facebook readers, for this tip)
  3. Bake salmon, skin-side down, at 400°, for 12 minutes.
  4. Flake salmon into pieces. It shreds easily with a fork.
  5. Heat 1 Tbs oil and saute onion, until soft, 5-7 minutes.
  6. Combine salmon and onion with cilantro, egg, Dijon, mayo, breadcrumbs, pepper, 1 tsp salt and lemon juice.
  7. Form mixture into 8 cakes or patties.
  8. Heat remaining 1 Tbs oil in skillet.
  9. Brown cakes on each side for 2 minutes.
  10. Serve salmon cakes topped with salsa.
To keep cakes together when frying, press your spatula down on the pattie. Pressing helps combine mixture, to help in flipping.

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