Podcast Recommendation: Planet Money episodes 613 & 614: Trash! (about the constantly-changing economics of recycling) and Two Radio Guys Walk Into a Bar (Planet Money team does a quick standup bit with jokes that economist Tim Harford helped write; the GDP-eating shit one is hilarious!).
Servings: 2 servings salmon, 3 servings fritters (6 total fritters)
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon dill
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 2 teaspoons garlic salt
- 2 teaspoons ground pepper
- 1/4 onion or shallot, thinly sliced
- 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
- 1.5 cups cauliflower florets
- 1/4 cup quinoa
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine yogurt, mustard, dill, and parsley and season with salt and pepper.
- Place salmon, skin side down in oven-safe pan.
- Place onion slices around the salmon but not directly on top of it.
- Divide olive oil over salmon and season with salt, pepper, and parsley.
- Spread yogurt mixture over salmon.
- Roast until opaque throughout, 10 to 15 minutes.
- Put onions on top of salmon when serving.
- Steam cauliflower for 15 minutes and then chop into 1/4 inch pieces.
- Cook quinoa on stovetop or in the microwave.
- Mix parmesan cheese into quinoa and stir in flour.
- Add cauliflower to quinoa mixture and then beat two eggs in, mixing well.
- Add garlic salt and pepper.
- Heat half of the oil in a pan over medium heat.
- Roll 1/3 cup quinoa cauliflower mixture into balls and put in oil (be careful of the hot oil splattering).
- Flatten with a spatula and cook on medium or medium low for 4-6 minutes or until the bottom has a nice firm crust.
- Flip the fritter and cook the other side for an additional 4-6 minutes.
- Add remaining oil and cook the rest of the fritters*
- Plate fritters and place salmon on top (remember to put the onions on top of the salmon) so that the salmon juices and creamy dill sauce will add a yummy mix of flavors to the fritter!**
*In a small pan I was able to cook 3 fritters per batch
**I promise this tastes way better than it looks!