This healthy meal prep for the week is loaded with flavor, but also low in carbs. If you have not tried cooking with shirataki noodles, you need to get on it! These low carb noodles are a great sub for starchy noodles, and my favorite brand to buy is “Pasta Zero by Naysoya”. They sell it at Whole Foods and Walmart. The salmon cakes are seasoned with green onions and ginger and finished in a sweet chili sauce glaze.
Asian Salmon Cake Recipe
You don’t even need a food processor for this salmon cake recipe. Just have the fish person take the skin off and you can use a chefs knife the chop it up into a fine mince. Then add freshly grated ginger, sliced green onions, and the other ingredients listed below and form into cakes. You can also do this very quickly in a food processor if you prefer, but I figure it’s better to do fewer dishes and have more fun with a knife.
Chill the salmon cakes in the fridge for 15-30 minutes and then fry in a pan. You won’t need more than 1/2 teaspoon of oil because the salmon is fatty and fries in its own oil. This recipe works best with fatty North Atlantic salmon as the salmon cakes bind together without the need of breadcrumbs or eggs. Make sure to buy good quality farm raised salmon – they sell this at whole foods. Recipe makes 10 salmon cakes for meal prep for the week.
Can I Make Salmon Cakes With Canned Salmon?
Yes, you can make salmon cakes with canned salmon. Just make sure to add 1 egg or 1.5 tablespoons of mayo to help bind the mixture together. You can even make the salmon cakes with wild salmon, which does not have as much fat, so just add mayo or eggs and you are good to go.
Low Carb Shirataki Noodle Stir Fry
If you are low carb and thought you had to give up noodles, then say hello to Shirataki noodles! These noodles only have 2 carbs per 8 ounce serving and are made from konjac flour. The key to cooking with Shirataki noodles to evaporate as much of their water content as possible. Otherwise the stir fry will get watery. Just cook the Shirataki noodles in a hot and dry non-stick pan for 6 minutes and they are ready to be used in the stir fry.
To make the low carb stir fry, cook some veggies in a hot pan, add the shirataki noodles, and then season with low sodium soy sauce or amino acids. You can also use some toasted sesame oil and sriracha or chili sauce.
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