This easy salmon recipe features the southwestern flavor of our dip mix to create delicious salmon patties. This recipe is great because it only features a handful of easy to use ingredients. If you have a food processor or a knife this recipe can be made easily in less than an hour. Try this recipe on a weeknight, weekend, or for a family get together. Your family or friends will enjoy the savory southwestern taste of this seafood dish.
Why Eat Salmon?
Salmon is a healthy and nutritious seafood that is common in most grocery stores. It is affordable and packed with vitamins and minerals including proteins and omega-3’s. This pink fish is great for easy meals or for meal prepping. If you are tired of cooking salmon the same way all the time, this easy salmon recipe will leave you with a new way to eat this delicious fish. We also have delicious Oven Baked Salmon recipe that will give your taste buds a treat as well.
How to Prep the Ingredients in a Food Processor
If you have a food processor, all the ingredients can be chopped and mixed in the food processor bowl. This is a great option to cut down on prep time and keep the mess all in one place.To start you will want to chop a bunch of parsley in a food processor. This will take up to 5 pulses. Make sure to pulse the food processor to allow the parsley to become chopped in chunks and not pureed.
Once you have the parsley and breadcrumbs mixed you can add the seasoning to the dried mixture. You will want to add 2 tsp of Chugwater Chili Dip-Dressing Mix. If you prefer more seasoning feel free to add in more. This southwestern seasoning is great because it is adaptable to your taste preferences in this recipe. Pulse the ingredients 2-3 times to get the seasoning blended into the breadcrumb mixture.
Now it is time to add in 16 oz of chopped salmon. Precutting the salmon into chunks will help the food processor blend and chop the salmon with the other ingredients. You will need to use about 10 pulses to get the salmon chopped fine enough that you can taste it in every bite of the salmon patty.
How to Cook Salmon PattiesWith the salmon mixture from the food processor you will need to form it into patties. To do this take a scoop of the mixture and form it into a ball. Then flatten the ball and you have a nice round salmon patty. Make sure not to flatten it too much to where it is paper thin. You want it to be about ¾ in thick. Once you have formed the patties you will need to refrigerate for about 30 minutes to help keep the patties together.
Next in a skillet add in 2-3 Tbs of oil (this can be vegetable, olive, or coconut oil) and heat up. Add the salmon patties to the skillet. If you use a large skillet you should be able to fit 4 patties in at the same time.
On medium-high heat, cook on each salmon patty side for about 4-5 minutes until they become crispy. You want a nice crispy outside but be sure not to burn them.
How to Serve Southwestern Salmon Patties
You can serve this easy salmon dish with a dollop of prepared Chugwater Chili Dip-Dressing Mix to add a creamy topping that is tasty and enhances the southwester flavor of the salmon patties. Here is a list of side dishes that you can serve with the salmon patties.
- Rice, quinoa, or couscous
- Seasoned Roasted Potatoes
- Garden Salad
- Corn Salad with Southwest Salad Dressing
- Sautéed or roasted vegetables
Now that you have tried a fun new recipe using our dip and dressing seasoning, here are a few other recipes that use this southwestern seasoning.