Fried Salmon with Avocado Sauce

This particular recipe came about the other day when I realized that I still had some avocados in the fridge that had to be used. They were slightly soft when I bought them, and they had gotten pushed to the back of the fridge and almost forgotten. Does that ever happen to you? I seriously hate wasting food, so when I discovered that the avocados were still there, I knew I had to do something!

Salmon was already in the works for dinner, so I decided to make it a little different and figure out a sauce with the avocados. Normally, I coat the salmon in seasoned almond flour before frying it in coconut oil. This time I didn’t coat it at all. After heating the coconut oil, I placed the fresh salmon pieces in the skillet and sprinkled them with salt and pepper. I fried them gently on both sides and then covered the pan and removed it from the heat while I created the avocado sauce.

I totally winged it with this sauce…just created it as I went along. It actually worked! At least Ben and the hubby liked it! It is very similar to the guacamole that I make only smoother.

2 avocados

2 tbsp. sour cream

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 – 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 – 1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/4 – 1/2 tsp. ground red pepper

dash of lemon juice

Split the avocados and scoop out the flesh into a food processor. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until very smooth. Adjust seasonings to your own preference for flavor.

This makes enough for 4  medium pieces of salmon.

Suggestion for left overs: spread the avocado sauce on a low-carb wrap in place of mayo. Layer meat,cheese, lettuce and tomato and roll up the wrap for lunch!

Salmon Patties with Mustard Sauce

I came across this recipe the other day in my Fannie Farmer cookbook when I was looking for something different to make my guys.  I have been getting tired of using chicken or ground beef and remembered that I had a couple cans of salmon in the cupboard.  Not all my guys are fish eaters, but they all liked this recipe! Serve with lettuce and tomato and crisp bread.

2 cans salmon, drained, bones removed

1/2 c. bread crumbs (I used seasoned)

4 tbsp. butter, melted (I omitted this)

2 eggs, well beaten

1-1/2 tbsp. minced onion

2 tsp. minced parsley

1 tbsp. minced green pepper

1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

dash of Tabasco sauce

salt to taste

olive oil

Mustard Sauce (recipe follows)

Place the salmon in a large mixing bowl and use a fork to break it apart and shred it.  Add the bread crumbs, butter, eggs, onion, parsley, green pepper, Worcestershire, Tabasco, and salt.  Mix well.  Shape into 7 patties. Pour olive oil into a skillet and heat.  Add the patties and cook until golden brown and hot throughout.  Serve with Mustard Sauce.

Mustard Sauce

2 tbsp. olive oil

2 tbsp. Dijon mustard

1/4 c. white vinegar

1/4 c. water

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tbsp. chopped parsley

In a mixing bowl, whisk together first 5 ingredients.  Stir in parsley.  Serve over salmon patties.