Salmon patties done Irisa style!

Irisa Raina 9


I just love caramelizing hot peppers with butter and the Turbinado sugar. And when you have a strong flavored fish like salmon, this really stands up. You’ll get the heat and then the sweet! YUM~OH.

I served this with my homemade mac & cheese { macaroni and cheese, you betcha! } recipe here on JAP.

If you prefer less heat, leave ½ the veins and seeds in the pepper or remove them completely. And always wash your hands thoroughly after handing hot peppers!!!!

pinch tips: How to Perfectly Cook Fish in a Pan






20 Min


10 Min


Pan Fry


3 – 5 ounce packages of wild caught salmon
1 large egg { beaten till it lightens in color }
1 tablespoon mayonnaise { not miracle whip please }
¼ red onion { minced fine }
1 medium jalapeño pepper { minced fine }
½ stalk celery { chopped fine }
2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
1/2 cup progresso italian style bread crumbs
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 & ½ teaspoons fresh ground pepper
2 tablespoons oil for frying
3 tablespoons unsalted butter for frying
juice from 1 lemon

Directions Step-By-Step

Remove the salmon from the packages and drain, there is a wee bit O liquid, in the package.
While the salmon is draining, get the butter melted in a non-stick pan and add the onions, peppers, celery and sugar. Sauté them on a low heat till the onions start to caramelize.
In a separate bowl beat the egg till it lightens in color, and then add the mayonnaise, add the cooled onion mixture, 1/4 cup Progresso crumbs, salt and pepper. Once this is all incorporated add the salmon and chill for several hours or overnight. The longer this sits the better it gets! When you are ready to fry the patties pull them out 15 minutes before cooking them, to bring them to room temperature.
Form the patties and then in a non- stick frying pan get the butter and oil hot and then fry { on low } till the patties till they are beautiful browned on both sides.
Squeeze some lemon juice over the patties when they are on your plate.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American