My husband is not a big fan of fish so I try to find different ways to get him to not complain about eating it (fortunately, he eats things he knows are good for him but I prefer it when he also enjoys eating the meal!). This dish was created when I modified a salmon cake recipe from a Giada De Laurentiis cookbook. I had cans of salmon I wanted to use but hardly any of the ingredients in her recipe so instead I used it as my inspiration. I also prefer to use oatmeal instead of breadcrumbs when making meatballs, meatloaf, etc. I almost never have breadcrumbs on hand and, as a dietitian, prefer the use of whole grains when possible. —VRich
frozen corn, thawed
old fashioned oats, pulsed slightly in food processor (or 1 cup instant plain oats)
For the salmon cakes, combine all ingredients except for salmon in a large bowl. Drain salmon and crumble into bowl. Incorporate into mixture, preferably with hands. Do not overmix. Form patties to desired size (I made ones about 3 inches in diameter).
Add 1 Tbsp olive or canola oil to pan over medium-high heat. Working in batches (I did two batches), cook salmon cakes for 5 minutes (uncovered), flip, then add 1 Tbsp Smart Balance or unsalted butter and cook another 5 minutes (covered).
While salmon cakes are cooking, combine all ingredients for yogurt sauce. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Serve salmon cakes immediately and top with yogurt sauce.