For all of you who’ve started a Whole30 this week, here’s a great little squeaky clean recipe to start you off right!

Most people could use more fish in their diets. We should all (ideally) be having a decent portion of wild-caught quality fish a MINIMUM of 3 times a week (and far more than that if you don’t eat red meat), so this is an excellent way to get it in in a very tasty form.

These are super easy to make, very nutritious and make a great addition to a salad, or veggie sides for a full meal, or with just a squeeze of fresh lemon for a snack. Salmon is full of Vitamin D, Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin B12, protein, selenium, B3 and phosphorous. If you buy the canned wild salmon with the bones and skin still included (like I do) then you get the added collagen, calcium and other minerals from those parts (and you really don’t taste them once it’s all mashed together).

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Paleo Salmon Cakes
Yields 10
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 6 oz cans of wild caught Alaskan Salmon
  2. 2 omega 3 enriched eggs
  3. 3 diced green onions
  4. 1 tbsp dried dill
  5. 1/3 tsp ground ginger
  6. 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
  7. 1/4 tsp sea salt
  8. About 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter/ghee (for frying)
Instructions
  1. 1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and incorporate thoroughly. I use my hands for this so I can really get it all to mash together smoothly
  2. 2. Heat up a tablespoon or so of coconut oil or butter (ghee if you're on the Whole30) in a pan on medium. Once the fat is melted and it sizzles when you splash in a drop of water, it's ready to use
  3. 3. With your hands, form small patties with the salmon mixture (mine were just over 1 Tbsp in volume). The smaller, the easier they will be to handle!
  4. 4. Gently place each patty in the pan. You will probably have to do this in 2 batches unless you have a giant pan!
  5. 5. Allow them to sit for no less than 3 minutes before touching them. They WILL fall apart if you do not leave them alone for this amount of time
  6. 6. Once 3 minutes has passed, very gently turn each patty over and fry on the other side till browned
  7. 7. Enjoy with a side of veggies for a meal, or on their own as a snack
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