Updated: Mar 27
"So how many servings of fish do you eat a week?" I ask my clients this daily, and it's usually met by either "Oh, uhh, umm, well we try to eat fish maybe one a week... in the summer... when we can..." or simply crickets. Why is that? I'm sure I'd get a different response if I was asking about chicken or beef (unless you're a vegetarian, of course). But something about fish, it just isn't a staple in many families homes.
Hopefully we all know by now how important it is to get in our Omega 3's for brain health, cardiovascular protection, body composition and more-- and yes, taking a fish oil supplement is important. And yes, you can get Omega-3s from other sources (like hemp, chia, flax and walnut) but there really is no better way to get your omega 3's than right from the most rich source-- heart-healthy fatty fish.
The problems I hear from most people, are that "I just don't like fish", or "Fish is too expensive," or, "I just don't know what to do with it,". Well, aside from a dozen recipes for seafood skeptics and fish lovers alike in the Healthy Mama Life Members Portal, the easiest solution to all three of those problems? Grab a can of salmon and try this recipe. One, it's simple. It doesn't require many ingredients and it's really just mixing, waiting, forming and cooking- very similar to burger patties. Two, It only takes a few minutes to prepare and cook, and it doesn't taste much like fish at all. Especially when paired with some delicious homemade mayonnaise ;). Oh, and it's CHEAP- usually around $2.50 or less for a can of salmon- and you're getting the equivalent of a cooked 5-oz filet. That's quite the deal, if you ask me. So what's stopping you? Get in those omega 3's and enjoy a new quick meal option.
Savory Salmon Cakes Serves 1 1 5-6 oz can wild caught salmon 1 egg 1/4 tsp sea salt 1 tbsp tapioca or arrowroot flour 1 tbsp fresh chopped herbs 2 tbsp chopped green onions 1/2 tsp prepared mustard 1/2 tsp sea salt coconut or avocado oil for cooking 1.Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. 2. Let sit for 5 minutes before rolling into patties. 3. Heat coconut oil in sautee pan to medium-high heat. 4. Form mixture into 3 equal patties (they will be delicate). Carefully place patties onto pan. Let cook until golden, 2-3 minutes. Flip and continue to cook another 2-3 minutes until golden and hot throughout.