GARDENING TIP: Itching to get in the garden? Sharpen your pruning shears then head to the local nursery. Stock up on fertilizer and pansies. Gather bulbs in bloom, cold tolerant flowers and several stalks of pussy willows. Arrange in pots and place by your front door to welcome spring and visitors.
SALMON CAKES with SESAME GINGER VINAIGRETTE
~ great with leftover salmon (e.g. Orange-Teriyaki Salmon) or cooked special for this delicious dish
1 pound cooked salmon
4 Tbsp. dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 large organic egg
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. coarse salt
1/2 tsp. white pepper
1/2 finely chopped red bell pepper
2 Tbsp. melted unsalted butter
chopped green onions or chives
- In large bowl, gently blend salmon with bread crumbs. Set aside.
- Combine mayonnaise, egg, Dijon, red pepper and salt & white pepper. Gently mix together with salmon and refrigerate at least an hour.
- Using scoop, drop onto Pam sprayed baking sheet. Brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with chopped green onion or chives and a dusting of Hungarian paprika.
- Broil approximately 6 minutes or until golden. Serve over a bed of mixed greens, lightly dressed with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette.
SESAME GINGER VINAIGRETTE
(From the Common Ground Cookbook)
3 Tbsp. spicy sesame oil
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
3 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. coarse salt
1/8 tsp. white pepper
Combine ingredients. Gradually whisk in olive oil.