My friend (and CSS coder for this site!) Valérie of Rose Flash asked me if I was interested in doing a foodie blog post a month on her blog. Hell yeah I am! :) So, each month, I will be posting it en français over there, and in English here.
Please note that I rarely cook with quantities... Except for deserts obviously, but I rarely bake anyway (besides banana bread. Mmmm!). So the chances of getting precise units from me are very low... I cook by mostly instinct (and sometimes from a recipe research to know more about a basic idea , just like today's croquettes!), and so I suggest you do it also! Pictures will help you with approximations, and I might drop a quantity or suggestion along the way. Alright, let's do this! :)
And so... I tried to make salmon and quinoa croquettes, and even tho I'm kinda scared of hot oil in a kitchen, I got thru it pretty calmly. And it was quite delicious!
A few suggestions: I used half water/half broth to cook the (a little less than a cup of) quinoa: it adds flavor! I also suggest fresh herbs, altho if you don't have any on hand, dried will work too. On the opposite thought, you can use freshly cooked salmon, but I used canned. Tuna could also work, or even chicken, if ever fish is not your thing!
Once you've rallied up all your ingredients, get your hands dirty and mix it up! Then, season with salt and pepper and adjust accordingly: add another egg or a little bit of water if it's too dry, or a little more salmon or quinoa if it's too wet. Cook a few minutes on each side in hot oil in deep pan, and let rest on paper towel a little after that!
To accompany the croquettes, I made a minced mint and plain yogourt sauce (added a little bit of maple sirup to sweeten everything). It was SO delicious on them crunchy bites!
Also, a little salad with veggies I had on hand (here is carrot, corn and green beans) was a perfect side dish, and so I added some of the sauce to it as vinaigrette.
That's it! Enjoy! :)
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