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Downton Abbey Salmon Cakes with Lemon Butter

I know that not everyone is a fan of Downton Abbey, but I am.  I watched the Season 5 premier last night with a cup of tea soaking up every detail of the period.  I love the costumes, formal gatherings and pay close attention to tea time.  There are usually only glimpses of the food being served but a little internet surfing pretty much tells you what is typically served during tea time.  The meals are pretty simple and now I know how those British keep such a tiny stature!  Today's post is dedicated to the Salmon cakes with lemon butter mentioned in the Downton Abbey kitchen on Episode 1.
salmon cakes with lemon butter

My version is a favorite of my hubs.  I usually make it during the hotter summer months, but last nights show gave me a taste for it today.  It's very easy and only takes a few minutes to make.  The lemon butter is also quick.

I purchased a good quality canned Pink Salmon, but if you can buy a smoked Salmon it makes an even better patty.  Go ahead and put on your pearls, I have the China tea cups out.  We're having High Tea at about 5:00-7:00 PM.
High Tea with Salmon cakes and lemon butter


Salmon Cake

by Jeannie @ For what it's worth
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients
    For Patty
    • 1 large can quality pink salmon
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 6-8 crackers, crushed
    • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt & pepper
    For Lemon Butter
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    Instructions
    For Salmon Cake
    Remove skin and bones from canned salmon.
    Beat eggs lightly.
    Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl. and form 3" patties.
    Fry in about 1/2” hot oil for 3 minutes on each side.
    Optional
    Sometimes I add 1/2 cup frozen whole corn kernels to the salmon mixture, it is a really nice addition.
    For Lemon Butter
    While the Salmon cakes are frying: Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Mix in lemon juice, salt, pepper, parsley flakes, and garlic. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium simmer. Cook and stir about 10 minutes, until thickened. Spoon a little over the Salmon Cakes at serving time.
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    12 comments:

    1. I LOVE DA and this looks like a fun dish to make for Sunday's episode! :)

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      1. Oh, do make it and let me know how you like it.

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    2. I GREW UP EATING SALMON PATTIES AND I LOVE THEM. I AM GOING TO TRY YOUR RECIPE. WE NEVER ATE THEM WITH ANY KIND OF SAUCE BUT IT SOUNDS REALLY GOOD TO ME. MY MOM ALWAYS USED CANNED RED SOCK EYE SALMON, I USE PINK BECAUSE IT IS CHEAPER THAN THE RED. I LIKE TO SERVE THEM WITH MAC & CHEESE , AND SPINACH. FAST AND EASY MEAL.

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      1. I use pink cause mom did. I really don't know the difference, do you?

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    3. What a fun post! I don't watch the show but have many friends who do - I'll absolutely share this. ;)

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    4. Such a great recipe, I love salmon! Tweeting, pinning and sharing this on G+. Thanks so much for putting this out here for us :-)

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    5. You had me at lemon butter sauce. OMG, they sound so yummy.

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      1. I know, doesn't it just make a simple salmon patty decadent?

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    6. These look delicious! My husband will LOVE these!

      Rosemond
      www.bighairandbooks.blogspot.com

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      1. I know my hubs does, he asks for them pretty often.

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