So we at Alaska Home Pack wanted to take salmon cakes to another level. These aren’t for the weak of palate.
This is for the ones who love the classic buffalo wings dipped in blue cheese, only here, no dipping sauce needed.
When your home pack comes, you may look at your salmon burger and become perplexed because you have no idea what to do with it.
NOT TO WORRY!
This is so easy it only needs six ingredients:
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup buffalo sauce + more for basting
3/4 cup blue cheese
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 lb salmon burger
Now if you are hesitant on what type or brand of buffalo sauce, we use this one. Other favorite buffalo sauce will work.
Easy peasy just put the first five ingredients in a bowl.
Mix it up well.
Before adding in the salmon burger make sure all the excess water is drained. We usually use a fine metal strainer and pat with paper towels. Mix in the salmon burger until incorporated.
Form mixture into cakes on a greased or non-stick pan. We used a non-stick foil here, so no grease necessary. Set it on the top rack of the oven with the temperature set to broil. Larger cakes will need 4 minutes in the oven smaller cakes need 2 or 3 minutes.
They need to be almost but not quite done. Here there is barely any color.
You will need to baste them with the buffalo sauce.
Put them back in the oven and broil for 1 more minute. By doing this, it gives the sauce a little staying power on the cakes.
Now you will be dishing these up with no leftovers.
Or you can drizzle a little more sauce for good measure.
Buffalo Blue Cheese Salmon Cakes
(makes 6-8 3-oz cakes)
½ cup chopped celery
¼ cup buffalo sauce (Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce)
¾ cup blue cheese crumbled (or gargonzola)
½ cup panko bread crumbs
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 lb salmon burger, thawed and excess water drained
Mix all the ingredients together well, except for the salmon. This will help avoid over-mixing the salmon burger. Blend in the salmon burger (be sure to drain off excess water) until just combined. Form into cakes or balls. Makes at least 6 (3 oz) cakes. Bake under broil setting on the top rack in the oven for 3-4 minutes, remove from oven. Schmear some buffalo sauce on top of each cake and return the patties in the oven for an additional minute.