- Already boiled or steamed salmon 250 grams
- Already boiled quinoa 300 grams
- Fresh parsley 1 bunch
- Peanut oil as much as is needed
- Rocket as much as is needed
- Raw quinoa seeds as much as is needed
- Eggs 1 • 130 kcal
- Breadcrumbs as much as is needed
- Salt as much as is needed • 1 kcal
- Pepper as much as is needed
Salmon and quinoa patties are a simple and very tasty preparation, perfect to serve as a delicious aperitif, but also as a second course if accompanied by a fresh salad. Compared to traditional salmon patties, the addition of quinoa gives this recipe a particularly pleasant rustic taste, which brings with it all the antioxidant properties of the precious herbaceous plant and also its consistent supply of fibers and mineral salts. But salmon and quinoa patties are also a dish to be presented to children, who will appreciate them thanks to their delicate taste.
How to prepare salmon and quinoa patties
Collect the boiled quinoa, the flaked salmon, the chopped parsley, a handful of breadcrumbs, an egg, salt and pepper (1) on a plate. Mix and correct if necessary the density of the mixture without excessively hardening it.
Mix a handful of raw quinoa seeds with some breadcrumbs. Then form patties the size of a walnut and pass them in breadcrumbs (2).
Heat plenty of peanut oil in a pan until you start to see bubbles after dipping a toothpick (3). Then dip a few patties at a time and turn them halfway through cooking.
As the patties start to appear golden brown, drain them on absorbent kitchen paper (4). Serve the salmon and quinoa patties while still hot, accompanied with a bit of fresh rocket.
If you prefer non-fried salmon and quinoa patties, you can safely place them on a dripping pan lined with parchment paper and brown them at 180° C for about 20 minutes, taking care to brush them with extra virgin olive oil halfway through cooking for a crispy and tasty result.
If you don't like salmon very much, you can replace it with another type of fish: tuna for those who love strong flavors, cod for those who prefer more delicate flavors.
If you prefer an even more rustic dish, try adding some dried fruit, such as walnuts and hazelnuts. For a fresher result, however, put a bit of lemon zest in the dough.
You can preserve the salmon and quinoa patties in an airtight container for 1-2 days.