Monday, April 14, 2008

Salmony Paddy's

Fish is something our diet is sadly lacking.

For awhile now, I've been toying with the idea of forcing myself to learn how to cook fish. It's not that I don't like fish (although I by no means love it), it's just that up till now the bulk of my fish-exposure has come in the form of fish sticks.

I know there's better forms of fish out there (I'll gobble up sushi grade ahi any day) but correctly cooking them has thus-far evaded me.

Why do I think we should be eating more fish?

Among it's many health benefits, salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids, including: EPA and DHA.

Why should you care? The FDA does.

In 2004 the agency allowed the qualified health claim that Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

This may not seems like much. But coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women. More than half a million Americans die each year from coronary artery disease. Scary statistics, scary enough to entice me to learn how to cook salmon.

The first meal with this salmon was a pan seared recipe which gave edible results. But the paddy rendition, using the leftover flaked salmon, was a winner. This is a great way to introduce fish into our weekly diet (although I imagine the fried patty's probably nix the beneficial aspects of the fatty acids-but I've got to start somewhere).

Salmony Paddy's

1 Cup cooked, and flaked salmon
1/4 cup crushed saltines
1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
1/4 cup yogurt
Salt and pepper

Mix ingredients and form small rounds. Fry in batches in a bit of oil, don't crowd the pan.

1 comment:

Cecilia said...

These look DELICIOUS!! I'm getting hungry just looking at the pictures. I'll have to try these one day.