As promised, something interesting on Left Coast Contessa!
Tonight Catie came over for our HBO night: True Blood, Hung, and Entourage. Can I just say True Blood is amazing? Franklin Mott is insane and I love it!
Before Catie some over I got cracking on Salmon Cakes, which is out of Augusts “Real Simple”. Combine in the food processor…
S&P then mix it up! Once you have mixed a little bit add…
Panko (shout out to Catie’s mom who gave me some!)
Dijon Mustard. Then combine in the processor. Mix until combined.
You take the material and make a came out of it. 1 lb of salmon will make 8 cakes (there are 2 cakes in a serving).
How good does this look?
Obviously, at this point you want to get a pan out and put some EVO in it.
Cook for about 2 mins on either side. While this is going on its a good idea to make some couscous. I made a Trader Joe’s couscous mix and I added cut up olives and basil. I also put a small dollop of goat cheese on the cakes, because goat cheese is delicious and why not?
The final product:
Fantastic! These salmon cakes are so easy to make and could be served so many ways! I already have a creative idea for my lunch tomorrow since Catie and I ate all the couscous.
One more glamor shot!
I also made cookies for work tomorrow! Get excited law clerks!
In other interesting news: school starts in one month. This summer is flying by! Today I pledged to myself that I would be seriously committed to reading a few books that I have wanted to crack all summer but still haven’t read. First is “Fly Away Home” which I started today. I am about 60 pages in. Then I want to finish “The Help”, “One Day” and “Poison Wood Bible”. Today I might have spent 2 hours at Borders. I started to read “The Lonely Polygamist”. I have to say that it was a page turner but that I didn’t buy it. I just don’t want to spend part of the rest of my vacation reading about a man having a mid life crisis. Strong female heroines ahoy.
Wow the salmon cakes look so juicy delicious! My family is really gonna love this.
Thanks for sharing,
Thanks for reading!
Just found your blog and I’m loving it!
How are you feeling about Entourage this season? I am a HUGE Entourage fan from day 1 so I still watch, but I def think the show jumped the shark a season or 2 back, and now it’s drowning 😦
Thanks for reading! I completely agree about Entourage. Last season was just ok but this season is for sure worse. Its lost a bit of the freshness. I still really like Mrs. Ari, but I especially dislike Scott and Vince’s plot lines are pretty stale. I’ll probably keep watching out of loyalty (and also because I love seeing LA on tv… it makes it seem way more cool than it actually is). I hope they can turn it around!
Salmon cakes…look really good!
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