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Salmon Rissoles

Most people have foods that remind them of their childhood. For me, salmon rissoles is a big reminder of my mum’s cooking. How is it I remember the taste of her roast dinners and salmon rissoles but not the sound of her voice? As a kid we ate home cooked dinners five days a week. On weekends dad would prepare “little tea” for dinner – eggs or baked beans on toast or crackers and devon with some fruit perhaps.

My mum would often cook spaghetti with tomato sauce,¬†shepherds pie or salmon rissoles on week nights. I’ve modified her way of making the rissoles by using sweet potato instead of white potatoes. My grandmother uses rice. I rarely measure the ingredients, I just throw them together for an easy dinner. They consist of one can of salmon, one mashed sweet potato,¬†one egg, one diced onion and about 1/4 – 1/2 cup breadcrumbs. Parsley and pepper optional. Shape the mixture into patties and cook them in a pan until they are crisp and browned on both sides. My mum was good at not browning them too much, but still getting them to have a nice crust. The things we remember – 21 years on.

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Salmon and Vodka Pasta

I don’t drink, but love to cook my salmon in vodka! Just bake it in the oven for about 15 minutes in about 1/2 cup of vodka. Cook your fave pasta, adding frozen peas to the pot just before the pasta is al dente. Mix your pasta and salmon, add some low-fat ricotta and a splash of olive oil. Season with pepper as desired (I don’t add salt to anything) and voila!

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