Barb’s Salmon Croquettes

These salmon croquettes are a great option for appetizers or as a good use of leftover salmon.

INGREDIENTS:

½ lb. Virgin Bay Ground Coho Salmon

4 Tbsp. Unsalted butter

4 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

¾ cup small diced red onion

1½ cup diced celery

½ cup diced red bell pepper

½ cup diced yellow bell pepper

¼ cup fresh flat leaf parsley

1 Tbsp. capers

¼ tsp. Tabasco Sauce

½ tsp. Worcestershire Sauce

1 ½ tsp. Old Bay seasoning

½ tsp. kosher salt

½ tsp. fresh ground black pepper

¾ cup panko or dry breadcrumbs

½ cup mayonnaise

2 tsp. Dijon mustard

2 large eggs

Directions:

Place 2 Tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil and 2 Tbsp. of butter in a large sauté pan and sauté next 11 ingredients until the vegetables are soft, about 15-20 minutes.

While vegetables are cooking, take salmon and squeeze any excess liquid. This excess liquid is “natural water loss” from the processing.

Allow vegetables to cool to room temperature.

In a large bowl, mix the salmon, breadcrumbs or panko, mayo, mustard, and eggs and toss lightly. Add vegetables when cool.

Shape into desired size croquettes.

Heat the remaining butter and extra virgin olive oil in the large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the croquettes and cook 4-8 minutes on each side until browned.

Drain on paper towels and keep warm in 250 oven until ready to serve!