Saturday, October 30, 2010

"No Love For Cooking" Chronicles . . .

Salmon Cakes

I hate to cook.  I am not great at it, but watch so many cooking shows that I can make something in the spur of the moment.  I cook out of shear necessity and near poverty.  Today, I really wanted to go out to lunch, but there was no money for it (we are a cash only family).  So I made chicken sandwiches for the kids.  I decided to make Salmon cakes for me . . . and hubby too.

No Love Salmon Cakes:

2 packages of Chicken of the Sea Pink Salmon
1/4 c. of a finely chopped onions
1 small, minced garlic clove
1 egg
3/4 c. bread crumbs (I made my own from left over pizza dough [like panko] that I baked and processed: kept in fridge)
1/2 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tsp of tarragon
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat skillet.  Add veggie oil or spray with non stick pan.  Combine all in bowl.  Form ball.  Kinda wet. Gently place in hot skillet.  Brown both sides for about 4-5 minutes each side until golden.

Serve.  Enjoy!

Do you like cooking?  If so, what do you keep in your pantry to make at the spur of the moment?


  1. I hate cooking..but am trying to start to learn to like it. I do get a satisfaction from cooking for my family.

    I always keep pasta, stewed tomatoes, lean ground beef in the freezer. My total "spur of the moment" meal for the family is American Chop Suey. It's fast, easy, somewhat healthy and they'll eat it and not complain.

    I also always have chicken broth on hand for whatever I'll need it for. I try to kind of /sort of plan out the weeks meals and buy what I'll need weekly.

  2. I adore cooking. I always need fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, scallion, and sweet peppers. Can't cook without 'em!

  3. I love cooking but time does not always permit!

    I tend to keep tons of stewed tomatoes and fresh veggies on hand for easy roasting!

  4. Rosa, your salmon cakes look yummy. You know I like to cook when I have time. I get off work late and who wants to cook at 6:30 at night.

    But like Alexia... I always keep garlic, onions, peppers, zuchinni and spinach in the fridge. My go to is to cook these up and add a couple of eggwhites and tadah.... omelette.

    It's quick, easy and done in minutes.

  5. I love cooking and I am always looking for new recipes. I find it relaxing on my days off.
    I like to have green onions/scallions, sweet peppers, onions, garlic, tomatoes, soy sauce, fish sauce, spinach and broccoli on hand.

  6. These sound like they'd be lovely with a nice green salad. I wonder how they'd go if there were any leftover to freeze?

    BTW, I thought I'd followed your blog already, but for some reason it didn't show (happened with a couple of blogs). So, I'm now a follower (again!).

    Have a super week ....


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