Looking to add some interest to an easy dinner recipe? Five-spice may be your new best friend. What is five-spice powder? A mixture of these five spices: cinnamon, clove, fennel, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns. (There are regional recipes in China that include more spices, including white pepper, nutmeg and orange peel.) It adds a distinct warm flavor to these healthy salmon cakes.
- 1 1/2 cups flaked cooked salmon (see Associated Recipes)
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon chile-garlic sauce
- 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup canola oil
- Step 1
Combine salmon, eggs, onion, cilantro, chile-garlic sauce, soy sauce and five-spice powder in a large bowl. Fold in breadcrumbs. Form into four 3-inch-wide patties.
Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon cakes and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, 4 to 6 minutes total.
Serving Size: 1 cake Per Serving: 330 calories; protein 16.4g; carbohydrates 20.1g; dietary fiber 0.8g; sugars 3g; fat 19.8g; saturated fat 2.5g; cholesterol 118.1mg; vitamin a iu 358.3IU; vitamin c 3.4mg; folate 22.8mcg; calcium 46.8mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 22.9mg; potassium 276.2mg; sodium 412.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 1g. Exchanges:
3 fat, 1 1/2 lean protein, 1 starch, 1/2 medium-fat protein