Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to what I’ve been having for lunch & dinner for the past few days and I’d totally have had for breakfast too if this recipe didn’t yield such a small batch:
Obsessed? Who? Me?
Naaahhh. I mean, yes. You’d understand if you tried one of these patties. With double dose of this impossibly creamy, super spicy garlic alioli thankyouverymuch. And then crusty bread and another layer alioli because why not. Life’s too short not to spread this alioli on everything.
I want to say “been there, done that”, but I don’t think mum would like to see me slathering this alioli on the floor or even on my bed so I can have spicy dreams.
Spicy dreams > sweet dreams
Anyway. The alioli is awesome enough on its own, but due to my inability to spread on every little thing I come across, I’ve had to develop a recipe for salmon tuna patties to go with it.
For the record, I have this little problem where I’m obsessed with forming every food into a pattie, because after all, isn’t everything better in pattie form? Don’t answer: I know it is.
Aaaaaand, you know what? These patties really lived up to my expectations. Tender, spicy and full of flavor – these are not your typical bland, cardboard-tasting tuna cakes. And ohmygosh they have a crispy crust that makes my heart go wild too.
Still not thinking I’m obsessed with them?
Yeah. And they’re healthy to boot too which in my book is always a winner. Especially when it’s the bro bro’s birthday next weekend and cake is so happening. Plus I’m dreaming big guys, and when I say cake I mean “the cake“. Stay tuned because awesome stuff is happening here oh yes.
Furthermore, it’s not that they’re delicious, easy to make and wholesome: they’re so cheap to make too. Win win, because a couple of months from now, I’ll be moving away from home and become a broke student so it’s obvious I need to start to learn how to be frugal and stuff.
Oh kidding. It’s just that I can have more money to spend on these shoes that way.
Cheaper dinners -> more shoes -> happiness
Not kidding on the part where I said I’m moving from home though. Hello do I hear “Salmon Tuna Burgers with Spicy Garlic Lemon Alioli” for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday?
If I haven’t convinced you yet to try them, either I’m a terrible PR (oh well, I probably am, but aren’t those shoes pretty?), or you’re just tired and unable to appreciate the beauty of these cakes. In that case, go take a siesta because that’s the solution to every problem.
And then make yourself a batch of these burgers with extra alioli and enjoy. And by “enjoy” I mean “have a tall glass of water near because so.much.heat”
- 2 small potatoes
- 250 grams canned salmon
- 100 grams canned tuna
- 1/2 an onion
- 130 grams peas (1 cup)
- 1 egg
- 50 grams rolled oats (1/2 cup)
- a handful of parsley
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp. black pepper
- a dash of hot sauce
- salt to taste
- 75 grams 2% greek yogurt
- 30 grams real garlic mayo
- extra garlic powder
- spicy smoked paprika
- black pepper
- a dash of sriracha
- Multigrain rolls, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, etc....
- Peel and cut the potatoes into small pieces. Boil them for 5-10 minutes until they're soft enough to mash with a fork.
- Mash potatoes in a bowl. Add in tuna and salmon and mash to break down in smaller pieces.
- Add peas, chopped onion, oats, minced parsley and stir to combine.
- Stir in the egg and whisk until combined with the rest of ingredients.
- Add in spices and mix.
- Form dough into 12 patties.
- Heat some EVOO in a pan and when it's hot, fry them until golden. You don't need to use tons of oil, but don't skip it as it is what gives them the crispy crust!
- Mix greek yogurt and mayo and stir in spices. Use a heavy hand, because the spicier the better!
- Leftovers are fantastic, if you happen to have any left that is!
I hope you guys have a nice week! And I hope that mum gets the memo and buy those shoes for me as well he he. Happy Monday!