Though I make a fish dish every once in a while, we’re not the biggest fish lovers, so it’s kind of rare. Especially when I know I’ll be fighting Aidan to take every single bite. However, I want to try to incorporate it into our diet more because fish is apparently very good for you, or something like that. I just wish it didn’t taste so… well… fishy.
I’ve been trying to get the whole family to eat healthier though and fish is a great source of protein, vitamin D, and omega-3s. In addition, as the price of beef, chicken and pork conitinue to rise, fish is still relatively cheap (salmon, catfish, tilapia, tuna, etc). My budget says to find ways to eat cheaper, so bring on the fish!
I’ve tried various fish recipes over the years, and the everyone’s favorite are fish sticks… of course.
I haven’t quite worked out low carb options for breaded fish sticks yet. But I did figure out how to make low carb salmon patties!
The first few tries, I used crushed pork rinds as the bread crumb replacement. Unfortunately they were definite flops. The taste of the pork rinds did not mix well with the salmon.
So I thought I’d remove that component completely and replace it with coconut flour and a small amount of Parmesan cheese (*gasp* Cheese with fish?!) to act as a binding agent. This worked well and turned out very tasty. Aidan, my pickiest eater, actually ate a whole one. Just kidding! But he did eat a good portion of a patty with minimal complaining.
Hopefully everyone else will find it just as tasty and will be able to eat a whole one… or two.
If you want to skip the instructions with the pictures, and just want the written recipe, click here.
Low Carb Salmon Patties
-2 cans (14.75 oz each) salmon
-1/2 cup almond milk
-2 tbsp lemon juice
-1/4 onion, minced
-1/2 cup coconut flour
-2 tbsp grated Parmesan
-2 tbsp parsley
-1 tsp Lite salt
-1 tsp pepper
-1 tsp Cajun seasoning
1. Mince onion.
2. Drain salmon. If you wish, you can remove the bones and skin (or buy boneless/skinless canned salmon); however, it is not necessary when using canned salmon. I know it’s a little off putting, but the skin and bones provide additional calcium and omega-3s and once cooked you won’t even be able to tell they’re in there.
3. Place all ingredients into a bowl.
4. Using your hands, mix well.
5. Form into 8 large patties (or whatever size/servings desired).
6. Heat up 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Fry patties for 5 – 8 minutes over medium heat.
7. Carefully flip patties and fry for an additional 5 – 8 minutes.
8. These are great as is, or serve with your favorite tartar sauce or aioli (Edit: link for my Easy Lemon Garlic aioli).
We got 8 patties, but you can increase the number of servings by making smaller patties, if desired. Using a calculation of 8 servings, this came to about 239 calories, 2 gram net carbs, 26 grams of protein, and 13 grams of fat per patty. I used the MyFitnessPal recipe creator to calculate nutritional information. Nutritional values may change based off the ingredient brands you use, and of course, the size/number of servings you make.
I hope everyone enjoys! Let me know what you think in the comments!
Please don’t mind the mess.
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