Something's fishy - Salmon Croquettes

Though the pink fish is much loved by both the husband and I, I never really took to cooking it at home. It took just one recipe to change the status quo. A recent issue of Cooking Light had an easy and healthy recipe for salmon croquettes. What do I say about CL? Love their lo-cal take on food.

I didn't use as much mayo as listed in the recipe and omitted the flour altogether. Still the croquettes were delicious. Paired with a spinach salad they made a quick, light weekend lunch. Plus this was one time we didn't miss carbs at all!

Just remember that the mixture should be squishy. Don't keep adding flour/ crumbs until you can shape the patty well, because the croquettes firm up as they cook.


(makes 6)
2 wild salmon fillets (or a 15 oz. can)
2-3 tbsp baby dill, chopped
2 tsp lite mayo
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard (optional)
1 egg white
2-3 tbsp dry bread crumbs plus more for dredging
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil or cooking spray for frying

If you are using fillets, heat a pan and coat with spray. Place salmon skin side down and turn the heat to medium high. When you see the skin begin to peel remove pan from heat. Let cool and peel skin off.

Place salmon in a large bowl and mash with a fork. Add remaining ingredients and season to taste. Shape into patties, cover with film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Heat a skillet and coat with oil or spray. Dredge patties in crumbs lightly and place on pan. Cook on each side until golden brown. Serve with mustard or horseradish sauce.

* Learn about wild vs. farmed salmon here.



Blogger Suganya said...

Ashwini, I love the platter and bowl. Doesn't obstruct the focus on the dish.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Mishmash ! said...

this looks like a must you think I can try this with tuna as well..?
The artistic presentation makes it even more drool worthy :)


4:21 PM  
Blogger Kalai said...

How gorgeous and simple! Nice presentation! :)

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks delicious Ashwini! I love Salmon and usually love having them grilled with a fresh sqeeze of lemon. This would be a nice change to try out. Will surely let you know how it goes! :)

5:02 PM  
Blogger Meera said...

Looks delicious. I have baked/grilled salmon, but not used in croquettes. I am going to try it soon. i love CL too.

7:11 PM  
Blogger amna said...

Such beautiful plating!

9:36 PM  
Blogger sra said...

that looks lovely, i've some pomfret in the freezer, let me see if this works with that!

11:32 PM  
Blogger Ashwini said...

Sugs - thanks. The bowl is a lid actually :-)

Mishmash - Tuna would work just fine. Let me know how it goes

Kalai, Nags - thanks

Meena - good to see you here! Dill and salmon is a classic pairing that never fails. Let me how it goes

Meera - these taste like under spiced dangar :-)

Sra - pomfret ought to work too but maybe you'd like some spice. Salmon is oily so even with nothing but salt it tastes great.

11:52 PM  
Blogger Coffee said...

I love the way you have presented it Ashwini! Very beautiful!

12:06 AM  
Blogger FH said...

Salmon is the fish dish we order in the restaurant. Love the Croquettes, beautiful photo too!:)

6:59 AM  
Blogger indosungod said...

Ashwini, that is a picture perfect dish and am sure darn good too.

Great article, I have been spending a lot of time near the fish counter but in the end I might be buying what I did not want to buy in the first place. Sad :(

7:23 AM  
Blogger AnuZi said...

I love fish...any fish. its a konkani staple. and your recipe looks soooo good. We are trying to eat healthier at home (Bhatji is a health nut) Will be adding this tasty recipe to the "must try recipe" list. Have an awesome weekend ahead.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Ashwini said...

Coffee - thanks

Asha - exactly. We did the same. But after the recent reports on its benefits I am trying to cook it at home in different ways

Indo - can you believe farmed salmon has color added?? Sometimes canned stuff is better I guess. The problem is the concept of frozen fresh here that we are not used to. Plus we dont get the kind of fish we grew up eating. Still the salmon is a good crossover item.

Anuzi - Bhatji will like it, guaranteed!! Salmon has many many benefits (omega 3, B12, selenium etc) so its a good choice compared to other fish. Plus no coconut :-D
The croqs take about 15-20 mins to make and are darn tasty.

11:15 AM  
Blogger reshma said...

Your posts are always a visual treat Ashwini!

6:02 PM  
Blogger Gregorio said...

I've been looking for a good salmon recipe to add to the arsenal,thanks for the post.

12:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pink Salmon's my fav! The pic is so mouth watering, love it!

9:39 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

So sophisticated, so elegant so deliciously beautiful. I love your presentation.

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Healthy yet simple to make. I love your presentation. Thanks for sharing.

6:52 PM  
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5:22 PM  
Blogger Dhivya said...

wow!love salmon fish....i make fry..this one sounds great

5:09 PM  
Blogger GourmayMasala said...

Amazing presentation, Ashwini. Is this platter from a sushi set you own? I remember seeing a matching pair of chopsticks on one of your earlier posts!

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow...this looks terrific.A great way to have salmon.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Time With Boona said...

That looks and sounds absolutely and most difenitly divien.

12:42 PM  
Blogger KayKat said...

That's a great picture! And I could be convinced to try these croquettes :)

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I make this often - with canned salmon, an egg, parsley, a shallot or 1/2 a small onion diced, salt, pepper, and 2-3 T breadcrumbs. It;'s the perfect pantry meal as I alsways have these things around. I don't put mayo in it, but I do make a dipping sauce with chili paste (sambal) and mayo mixed together. Yum!

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The croquettes look so scrumptious, it was love at first sight! This is the first dish I ever tried from your blog and they turned out awesome. It was a hit at dinner tonight, paired with pasta and yogurt relish. My five yr old ate just the croquettes. Thanks!!!

9:17 PM  
Blogger Ashwini said...

Namita - welcome to FFT. I am glad you (and your kid) liked the croquettes.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Padmaja said...

Lovely plate!! I feel like gobbling all up!!
Salmon gives an amazing color to these croquettes right!!!
Yummy yum!!

7:47 AM  
Blogger fumipuriri said...

mmmm salmon croquettes... what a fantastic idea! i love croquettes but never had them with salmon.
i love your photography too :)

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a person who has been looking for good ways to eat healthier, and this recipe seems to have arrived in the nick of time.

Thanks for the tips and presentation!

CW Guy
Wine Reviews

1:05 PM  
Blogger Sharona May said...

Looks great!! I enjoy salmon dishes and it is a frequent dinner at our house but this recipe is new and exciting. YUM

Sharona May

7:54 PM  
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8:38 PM  
Blogger Jaya M said...

this looks so yum and the way u present dishes is always a delight to see...
hugs and smiles

12:47 AM  
Blogger Shilpa said...

Hi Ashwini..where are you? hope everything is okay with u. Missing your gorgeous posts.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Lady Mcbeth said...

Same q - where are you? Hope all is well.

1:15 PM  
Blogger Ketki said...

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11:59 PM  
Blogger Ashwini said...

Shilpa, Ketki, Lady M - thanks so much for your comments ladies! Everything is fine, except that I have started a new job. Which (unlike my previous stint) requires me to work in an office not at home and also to travel. Blogging is far far from my mind on weekends :)
But I hope I can write a post soon. Cheers.

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It look's to good to be through I am definitely going to try this

2:11 PM  
Blogger Madhu Taneja, Ameeta Atul & Ashima Taneja said...


Very nice recipe and beautiful presentation as well ... really liked your blog :) .....
recently I also cooked fish for the first time in my house ... will be posting that soon .....

11:52 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

We just traveled to Alaska and are now huge fans of the pink fish! I love this recipe for entertaining friends for lunch. Healthy, delicious and so pretty on the plate! We give you a cheers to Extraordinary Entertaining!

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos! I really like your site.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great presentation and recipe.

1:09 PM  
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11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the photograph and the recipe.
Mine is a similar one from Martha Stewart and I make it to our taste by adding fried and raw onion, mix the egg into the mixture, make into patties, spray with Pam and broil a few minutes one either side...just sharing this as you mentioned loving lo-cal recipes.

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow these look amazing. I can't wait to try them!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Meera said...

Long time, no news. Hope you are doing great!! Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Kay said...

Ashwini, Are you doing ok? It's been long time since you posted. I miss you.

come back, will you? :)

12:34 PM  
Blogger vivari said...

the salmon croquettes look yummy.will try it.the pic is good too

4:05 PM  
Blogger Sheetal Kiran said...


I am a recent salmon convert, earlier I just found it too sticky. I guess I kept comparing it to fish like Pomfret and hence the slight aversion. But, over the years, I have grown to like it quite a bit. I love croquettes of any kind, this is going into my "to-try recipe list"

I should have asked this before and I apologize for my lack of forethought. I have added you to my blogroll -- hope that's okay with you? Thanks.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Ashwini said...

Meera - happy Ganesh chaturthi to you too! Though I am not blogging myself I have been checking out your yummy posts!

Kay - glad to hear from you! Its just a super busy time with work and parents visiting. Taking a loooooong break I guess :)

Vivari - let me know how you like them

Sheetal - welcome to FFT. Salmon does take a bit to get used to, I suppose but I am glad you are a convert now! Let me know how you like the croquettes. And np about the blogroll!

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ashvini,
Your blog looks gr8,Ur going in a right way and you gave the such a wonderful presentation,I like it.

4:41 PM  
Blogger Shreya said...

amazing ! looks so good..

12:45 PM  
Blogger Andrew Abraham said...

My favorite food is Salmon...Ashwini... I will try to prepare your recipe over the weekend... Salmon Croquettes...what a cool idea...


2:08 AM  
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7:07 PM  
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8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi there! I tried your recipe last week end and my family loves it! Thanks allot!

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking delicious. Thanks

4:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh those look really good. I love salmon, and it's so nutritious for you.

12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ur falooda pictures on their menu

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear God - I never thought the day would come when I would be inspired by a picture to start cooking. Your Salmon Croquettes did it - they looked so beautiful I had to try them out - turned out pretty good. Thanks.

2:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

salmon fish sounds delicious..i will need to check this out next time.

9:07 AM  
Blogger bigfish_chin said...

I really love the way you presenting on the plate... :)

12:26 PM  
Blogger gluten free pammy said...

those look great I will definatly try them,pam

12:04 PM  
Blogger Rajee said...

Love the beautiful salmon platter made me smile and reminds me of serving an expensive restaurant. Will u throw the skin after peeling it off? Looks like only one side down is cooked.

12:10 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Beautifully presented!

10:32 PM  
Blogger Sook said...


12:05 AM  
Anonymous John said...

It looks so good.
Thank for sharing

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to try that soon! Looks amazing! Here is another good one.

11:28 PM  
Blogger chakhlere said...

Great snap!!!
Though I am not big fan of fish, Dish looks really yummy to me!!

5:44 PM  
Blogger  metoo said...

where are you? we miss your posts!!

6:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashwini, will you ever resume blogging? I am a great fan of your blog and I miss your work. Please come back soon.


12:00 AM  
Blogger trenddude said...

look nice...

4:25 AM  
Blogger Sonia said...

Hey Ashwini, where r u gal? Please come back. Missing you. :)

7:10 AM  
Blogger Ashwini said...

All my lovely readers - thanks so much for asking after me. I am not sure if I am ever going to find/ make the time to blog...but never say never. I think one of these days your kind words will give me the push I need :)

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Morko said...

hey, it looks great!

8:48 AM  
Blogger kitten kitchen said...

These look lovely, thanks for the recipe. Your photography is delightful too!

12:26 PM  
Blogger Jaya M said...

I was reading my old post and saw your lovely comment there.I couldnt stop wondering why you stopped updating your blog .It would be great if you start blogging again, ok for us please! ...we will be all so delighted..wish you a very happy new year...
hugs and smiles

4:01 AM  
Anonymous Linn's Cooking Channel said...

That's a good idea. I have a lot of salmon in my freezer, thanks for the tip! Please check out my online cooking show, Swedish Home Cooking.

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) said...

I grew up on salmon patties (canned salmon version!) but these fresh, salmon croquettes look absolutely marvelous. I'm a sucker for wild salmon, so I can only imagine how delicious these would be. :)

3:48 PM  
Blogger Srivalli said...

Hello Ashwini, hope you are doing good..its been a long long gap hope things are fine and you will come back sometime!

1:32 AM  
Anonymous Credit Report said...

Good tips. I just had croquettes last night, to-go from a Japanese supermarket. Definitely will try this.

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Medifast For Free said...

I am vegetation but i can feel taste with my eyes.

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it. I need to try these asap!

3:28 PM  
Blogger Nabeela said...

Hi Ashwini,
I was searching for some legume recipe and came across recipes from your blog. I wish you'd go back to food blogging....we miss your authentic maharashtrian recipes...not to forget your witty writing :)
I hope everything is well at your end. I understand about life taking over, it can be very hard to cook and blog about every new dish you try(especially if you try a new dish every other day!!)...but do please come back if you find the time :)
Miss you terribly!

3:35 PM  
Blogger PranisKitchen said...

delicious salmon dish..nice color ..

11:48 PM  
Blogger Meera said...

Hi Ashwini,
Hope you are doing well. You had mentioned about sending email regarding masalas. Just wanted to let you know that I haven't received any email yet. I am not sure if it went into spam?

Best wishes,

8:40 AM  
Anonymous Umma said...

I love love love salmon. :) This recipe sounds and also looks delicious. I will sure try is tonight!

Thanks for giving me this awesome dinner idea.

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Sally said...

Thanks for sharing your experiences here on your blog.

7:12 AM  
Anonymous Notcathy said...

I love salmon.. This looks perfect presentation.. I'll give it a try this weeken.. Thanks again.. :)

3:21 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

This is a classic meal for me growing up. The dill is really what makes it have the such amazing flavor! Thanks for posting this and bringing back good memories. :-)

8:01 PM  
Anonymous WinnieNelsen said...

Salmon will always be my favorite fish. You can cook it in any way plus it's definitely healthy.

4:06 AM  
Anonymous CH1CK3Npoop;P said...

Must definitely try to make this. Looks fantastic and delicious!! ^^ And nice title for it :)

7:58 PM  
Anonymous food processor said...

Wow! it looking delicious.I can't wait to try them.Thanks for sharing.....

12:00 AM  
Anonymous Montu said...

Thanks for the yummy recipe. I would love to try it. Thanks.

8:26 AM  
Anonymous How to Make Buttermilk said...

These look so good. I am going to try to make these! Hope they look that good.

8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wanna eat it this is awersome

1:08 PM  
Anonymous huntdonald said...

Oh my gosh, I would happily devour this for breakfast- it looks SO good! Those big fat Burger are calling my name. Delicious choice

3:30 AM  
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9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please do not disturb me i eat this food and it is so testy, i like this. it is too good.

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