Salmon patties are a fun way to eat more fish, and these are simple to make and quick to be enjoyed!
Moms often tell me they wish their kids would eat more fish. Is it actually that important to include in your child’s diet? Actually, yes! Fish is a great source of protein, and fatty fish (like salmon) are high in omega 3 fats, which are associated with a whole slew of health benefits, including brain health and development. In some studies, children with higher blood levels of omega 3 fats had better reading and memory, plus improved behaviour and fewer depressive symptoms. When studying supplementing, some ADHD symptoms were improved (specifically emotion processing and anti-social traits). And omega 3 fats are also anti-inflammatory, which may have multiple benefits as well.
Canned salmon is a super addition to your pantry, because it’s an economical, shelf-stable version of all those benefits! You can stock up when they’re on sale and keep them for months without them going bad. But TBH, you won’t want to keep them on the shelf for months when you’ve got this recipe!
These salmon patties are really simple to make. Mashing up the fish really well (or blending, if you’re going that route), isn’t meant to hide the fish (I talk about why I don’t like hiding food in this post), but rather to make the salmon more appealing, both in texture and looks. I’ll admit it, few people enjoy biting into the bones or skin of canned fish. You can also buy boneless/skinless canned fish, which may be a good way to ease into fish acceptance.
An easy and delicious recipe to eat more fish!
- 1 can (418 g) canned salmon
- 1/2 cup almond milk unsweetened original
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp parsley flakes
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 eggs
Preheat oven to 350 F
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside
Drain all liquid from the canned salmon
In a mixing bowl, use a fork to crush salmon very well, making sure all bones and skin are fully incorporated into a mixture. (You can use an immersion blender if you want this perfectly smooth)
Add in all the ingredients and mix well
Using a spoon, form patties on baking sheet. Should be able to make 8 large or 12 medium round patties
Bake for 30 minutes
Liquid will pool around patties when baking. This is from the eggs, and can be eaten (or removed)