location_onAlaska Fishing Lodge & Guided Trips on the Kenai Peninsula

Wild Alaska Quinoa Cakes!

Date: January 14, 2017

Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Serves: 8 to 10 appetizer servings

1 can (14.75 ounces) traditional pack canned salmon or 2 cans (6 to 7.1 oz. each) skinless, boneless canned salmon, drained and chunked
4 cups prepared quinoa (white or red)
8 large eggs, beaten
1 cup panko bread crumbs
2 cups finely diced fresh bell peppers (any color or combination)
1 cup finely diced red onion
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups sour cream or creme fraiche
2 Tablespoons fresh chopped dill ( or 2 teaspoons dried dill weed)
2 Tablespoons lemon zest
2/3 cup canola or olive oil, divided

Combine drained salmon, quinoa, eggs, panko, bell pepper, onion, salt and pepper. Form into patties (1/4 cup each). Cover and refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes, to firm.

​In a bowl, blend cream, dill and lemon zest. Lightly coat a nonstick pan with oil. Warm over medium heat, then add patties, several at a time, and cook until golden brown on both sides. Keep warm.

​For each serving, place three patties on a plate and drizzle with 2 to 3 tablespoons dill sauce.

​Contributed by:
Soldotna Chamber and Visitor Center
44790 Sterling Hwy
Soldotna, AK 99669
(907) 262-1337
(907) 262-9814