Monday, April 5, 2010

Asian Salmon Patties

1-1/2 pounds skinless salmon fillet, finely chopped
2 shallots, minced
2 tablespoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Coarse salt and ground pepper
Lime wedges, for serving (optional)
1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 thinly sliced scallions
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

In a large bowl, combine salmon, shallots, ginger, egg, crushed red pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper. Form mixture into eight 1-inch-thick patties, packing each firmly; transfer to a plate. Place in freezer until just firm, about 20 minutes.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon patties; cook until browned on both sides and just opaque throughout, 4 to 6 minutes per side, turning carefully. Serve with lime wedges and Sesame Mayonnaise, if desired.

To make Sesame Mayonnaise: In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, scallions, lime juice, and sesame oil. Chill until ready to serve.

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