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#1 Mon 03 Nov 08 4:06am


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Sauce or Dip for salmon cakes

I would like to try cooking some salmon cakes, wonder what sauce or dip would be nice to go with it? help

Last edited by hugchoco (Mon 03 Nov 08 4:07am)

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#2 Mon 03 Nov 08 5:38am


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Re: Sauce or Dip for salmon cakes

Hi Hugchoco
i have not tried the Calmon cakes in "ministery of food" book yet but the sauce that is recomended is the tomato, olive, basil & chilli sauce on page 269

ejd Rita  smile

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#3 Mon 03 Nov 08 6:15am


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Re: Sauce or Dip for salmon cakes

I usually make a  dill sauce or a  mustard cheese sauce with fresh parsley.

          Dill Sauce

          1    tbl  Margarine
          1     sm  Onion, quartered & thinly sliced
          1      x  Garlic clove, minced
          1    tbl  + 1 ts flour
        3/4    cup  milk
          2    tbl  Fresh minced dill
        1/2    tsp  Dried tarragon
          2    tsp  Lemon juice
           salt and pepper


Heat margarine in a small pot. Add onion & garlic & saute over moderate heat till onion is golden.  Sprinkle in the flour & stir till it disappears. Slowly pour in the milk, stirring. Bring to a simmer, then stir in the dill & tarragon. Cook at a simmer till the sauce thickens. Stir in the lemon juice & season to taste.

For mustard cheese sauce as above. Add teaspoon hot english mustard after margarine. Add 1/2 cup tasty cheese after simmer stage, add parsley  instead of dill and tarragon. leave out lemon.

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#4 Mon 03 Nov 08 8:11am


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Re: Sauce or Dip for salmon cakes

My son created this a couple of weekends ago when I made crab and tuna cakes.

I had mayo, bearnaise and (as must be had in this family- sweet chilli sauce) out.

"A" mixed the bearnaise with some sweet chilli sauce. I shuddered at the thought and kept to my lemon mayo with the sweet chilli on the side.

His sauce worked quite well.

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#5 Mon 03 Nov 08 9:40am

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Re: Sauce or Dip for salmon cakes

hi hugchoco,
i usually serve fishcakes with a remoulade sauce. here's a quick remoulade recipe:

approx 1 cup of  mayonnaise
2 tbsp. chopped pickled gherkins
2-3 tsps. chopped capers
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
1 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp - 1 tsp chopped tarragon
Some salt and pepper to taste

Just mix everything together in a bowl and let it chill in the fridge for about 30mins.

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#6 Mon 03 Nov 08 11:34am


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Re: Sauce or Dip for salmon cakes

I've posted this elsewhere, it's excellent with salmon cakes.

Cucumber Mint Sauce

To 1 cup of Greek yogurt (full, low or non-fat) add:
1/4 cup of peeled, seeded, chopped cucumber
1 - 2 sliced scallions, sliced
1 T. chopped mint leaves
2 T. chopped cilantro (optional)
1 T. fresh squeezed lemon juice
Pinch of Salt

Combine the ingredients, served chilled over salmon.  I don't drain the cucumber, if used immediately, it won't become too watery.  If you want to refrigerate sauce overnight, add the cucumber to what you are serving only.

Last edited by MsPablo (Mon 03 Nov 08 11:35am)

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#7 Tue 04 Nov 08 4:16pm


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Re: Sauce or Dip for salmon cakes

Thanks for the suggestions, will try to make one of them, some of the ingredients are hard to find here. Thanks. wink

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#8 Wed 05 Nov 08 9:15am


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Re: Sauce or Dip for salmon cakes

for salmon cakes Id use dill dip  tongue

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#9 Wed 05 Nov 08 12:23pm


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Re: Sauce or Dip for salmon cakes

I use dill too... or sometimes tartar sauce all made my way of course!!

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#10 Tue 11 Nov 08 6:41am


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Re: Sauce or Dip for salmon cakes

Tarragon-chive Dipping Sauce

2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup fresh tarragon
1 1/3 cups sour cream
3 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh chives
1 tsp. fresh lime juice
pulse the mayonnaise, tarragon and 1/3 cup sour cream together in a food processor until smooth.
Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir in remaining cup sour cream, chives, lime juice, salt and pepper to taste.

Lemon Sauce
1 c. lemon or orange juice
2 tbsp. cornstarch diluted in 1/4 c. cold water
Bring all ingredients to a rolling boil in saucepan. Cook until sauce is clear. Serve hot

Spicy Dipping Sauce

1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon horseradish

Mix well and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to let flavors mingle

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