Salmon Croquettes

It’s no secret, wild salmon is oh-so good for us because it deeply nourishes our bodies. In this super easy recipe you learn how to savor salmon in a new dish!

A gluten free version of one of my favorite dishes that my mom used to make when I was a kid. I love making these with leftover salmon, but you can also use canned, wild salmon.

Experiment with different gluten free dipping sauces.

Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 10-15 minutes
Serves 4 as a side dish or 2-3 for a main course | Yields: 10-12 2-inch croquettes

6-8 oz cooked salmon (if canned, be sure to drain all the juices)
½ cup chopped onion
12-15 crushed “Mary’s Gone Crackers” Black Pepper Flavor, OR any gluten free cracker will do.
1 egg (or for egg substitute whisk 1 TBSP ground flax seed with 3 TBSP of hot water.)
1 teaspoon gluten free, hot chili sauce
½-1 teaspoon salt
½ cup almond meal
2-3 tablespoons olive oil

1. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a food processor and pulse until they are well minced with no sign of large chunks.
2. Place almond meal on a plate.
3. Heat the oil to med/low in a large skillet.
4. Form salmon mixture into 2 to 3 inch little patties or balls. Roll in almond meal to
5. Place in a skillet and cook 5-7 minutes or until each side is browned. Serve these hot with Annie’s gluten free horseradish mustard or a gluten free BBQ sauce. Tasty!

Olive Oil Poached Salmon

Poaching salmon is one of the easiest (and quickest!) ways to prepare salmon. Using this method helps the salmon retain all of its moisture. Learn how to make this recipe so you can benefit from the amazingly nutrient dense salmon.

Wild salmon is truly a “super food!” It is loaded with goodness, low in calories and saturated fat, high in protein, and high in important Omega 3 essential fatty acids. The omega 3’s have a broad array of benefits to the heart, helping to prevent erratic heart rhythms, makes blood less likely to clot in the arteries, improve the ratio of “good” to “bad” cholesterol, and prevent cholesterol from being damaged. Salmon has been shown to prevent and control high blood pressure, protect against stroke, reduce the risk of arrhythmias, lower lipids, prevent clotting in the arteries, improve insulin response, improve blood flow, reduce Macular degeneration, fend off dry eyes, protect against sunburn, improve concentration and decrease age related cognitive decline, AND decrease depression. As if that wasn’t enough, the omega 3’s in salmon can act as anti-inflammatory substances in the body (which is helpful in combating a good portion of the diseases that affect us today), and it is a good source of B vitamins…plus it tastes AMAZING!!! This way of preparing salmon seals in the moisture and it does not absorb the oil. To date, this is my favorite way to prepare salmon. By the way, the method works great for other types of fish too.

Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 to 12 minutes | Serves 2

1⁄2 to 3⁄4 pound wild salmon
1⁄4 to 1⁄2 cup unrefined olive oil (enough to come up about half way on the
sides of the fish)
1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper
1⁄4 to 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
Optional parsley for color

Place the oil in a small skillet and heat it on low. Once the oil is hot, place the fish skin side down in the center of the skillet(make sure that the fish is not wet or oil will splatter). Cover and simmer on low for 10 minutes. Check the center of the thickest part of the fish. If the flesh has turned color then you know it is done. Remove the salmon from the heat quickly to cease the cooking process. The best way to do this is with a slotted spatula, so that the oil drains off. Sprinkle with white pepper and salt, and maybe a bit of parsley for color. So simple, so fabulous!

Honey Miso Steamed Salmon

Wait until you see this dish! In this lesson you’ll learn how to steam salmon and the tricks to keeping it smooth, tender, and moist. I can’t wait for you to try it!

The honey adds depth to the sweetness of the fish. The flavor is velvety sweet and a little savory. Delicious and SO easy to make!

Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 to 12 minutes | Serves 2

½ to ¾ pound wild salmon
½ teaspoon gluten free miso
1½ tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon Gomasio (this can be found in the ethnic section of many grocery stores, but you can also use plain sesame seeds)
Sea salt to taste
Optional parsley for color

Use a steamer or a pot with a steamer insert. Put several inches of water in the bottom of the pot and bring it to a boil. Place a large lettuce leaf, greens leaf, or cabbage leaf on the steamer basket and then place the salmon filet on top with the skin side down. Cover and steam for 10 minutes (more time may be needed for thicker cuts). Check the center of the thickest part of the fish; if the flesh has turned color then you know that it is done. Remove the pot from the heat to quickly cease the cooking process. Mix the miso and the honey in a small bowl and then spread the mixture over the top of the fish. Sprinkle with Gomasio, and maybe a bit of parsley for color.

Ginger Teriyaki Salmon

It’s unfortunate that many teriyaki dishes are made with wheat-containing soy sauce. In this video learn how to make your own, fresh gluten free version of Ginger Teriyaki Salmon. But the adventure doesn’t stop there! Tiffany takes you beyond the kitchen through her unique perspective as she teaches you just how these wonderful fresh ingredients foster wellness through their medicinal properties. Enjoy!



Gluten Free Ginger Teriyaki Salmon

I was so bummed when I found out that wheat is in most soy and teriyaki sauces. So I came up with this recipe with some help from my friend Carol. Wow is it tasty! You can even use the same marinade for veggies, tofu, or other meats.

Preparation time: 5 minutes | Marinade time: 15 to 30 minutes | Cooking time: 7-10 minutes | Serves 2

• 1/2 to 3/4 pound fresh, wild salmon filet

• 1/8 cup gluten/wheat free tamari

• 1/8 cup pure maple syrup or dark agave syrup

• 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice

• 1 tablespoon minced garlic

• 1 to 2 tablespoons grated or minced fresh ginger

• 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper or, if you like a little kick, a teaspoon of gluten free hot sauce.

1. The easiest way to marinade is to put all of the ingredients into a quart sized zip lock bag. Move the contents all around in the baggie to make sure that everything is coated and mixed well. You can also just put all the ingredients in a bowl or baking dish to marinate. Refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes.

2. Use a medium sized skillet. Coat the skillet with a bit of oil and heat to medium high. When the skillet is nice and hot (1-2 minutes), put the fish (reserve marinade), skin side down.  It is fine to have bits of ginger and garlic on the top of the fish. Let the fish sear for 2 minutes and then pour the marinade over the top. Let it cook for 2 more minutes. The sauce should begin to thicken. Turn the fish over and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes depending on the thickness of the filet. If the sauce begins to caramelize, add a bit of water to thin it out. You want a syrupy consistency in the end. To check if the fish is done, stick a fork in the thickest part and open it up to see if the color has changed from bright pink to a lighter shade. Do not over cook because it will lose flavor and become dry. Take the fish off the heat immediately when it is done and transfer it to a plate or serving dish.  Cover the top of the fish with the extra sauce and tidbits from the skillet. Yum!

• Try this over rice of with a side of steamed veggies.

• Another option is to add 1/8 cup of gluten free Dijon mustard to the marinade.