Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Salmon Patties & Tzatziki -- 21 Day Fix Friendly

My mom used to make salmon patties and I always loved them. Usually I ate them on a bun with tarter sauce. Can't do that, but it is an item loaded with lots of protein. Eat it with some homemade Tzatziki sauce and veggies.

Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties
Note - these are best made the night before!
  • 10 ounces canned salmon
  • 3/4 cup whole grain panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp diced onion
  • 2 tsp parsley 
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  1. Mix all ingredients together. (The Mix N Chop does this very well!) 
  2. Form into four patties. 
  3. Place patties into sealed container -- otherwise they will stink up your fridge! 
  4. Let rest at least 20 minutes. I prefer overnight. 
To Cook
  1. Place 1-2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a saute pan. 
  2. Place Salmon Patties in pan and cook on each side approximately 5-6 minutes. The salmon is already cooked so you're just trying to warm them up and cook the egg. 

Note - as you can see from the picture, one of mine fell apart. I wasn't concerned because I wasn't eating these on a bun. It also shows I don't have enough binder. I might add a tablespoon or so of greek yogurt next time, or milk. Usually you add some mayo to salmon patties to help bind them. That's a no-no on the 21DF.

Each Salmon Pattie counts as 1 Red and 1/2 Yellow.

This Tzatziki recipe was shared on facebook and is very delicious. If you grind up the cucumber a little more, it'll make a great dip for veggies! And on the 21 Day Fix it counts as a protein, so you can indulge in it!

2 cups Greek yogurt
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
1/2 English cucumber, seeded and finely chopped
Pinch of salt and pepper (optional)

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Ugly Beans, Peas, Parmesan Breaded Tilapia, and Tzatziki
  3. Store in air-tight container. The longer it sits, the better it is!!! 
Fill up the Red container (3/4 cup), and it counts as 1 Red. 

It was noted that you could add more lemon juice and make it into a salad dressing.
Edit - I use my immersion blender to mix it - it finely grinds the cucumber chunks.
Also, I have found this lasts through the expiration on your yogurt - so look for a longer expiration if making this, and note it on your storage container. 

If you look at my picture, you can see cucumber chunks. I wish I would have finally chopped those up - but I got a little lazy, and hungry. 

Recipe for the Ugly Beans can be found here. I'll post my own blog soon too!


Cherie Schaffer said...

Does each patty count as 1 red and 1/2 yellow? I can't imagine it would be for all 4 :-)

Meghan Guilford said...

Correct - One Salmon Patti counts as 1 red and 1/2 yellow.