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Salmon for Dinner

Ashdown, Ark. –  How many servings of seafood do you eat every week?  One of the goals for National Nutrition Month® by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is to eat fish twice a week. This means to eat two 3-ounce servings every week. Seafood is healthy for us because it is high in omega-3 fatty acids which are good for your heart. I know occasionally we do not meet this goal, but we are trying to make it a weekly habit. You can easily meet this goal by having tuna sandwiches twice a week for lunch if your family does not like fish. If you do not like fish though, you should keep trying different types of fish cooked different ways. One of my favorite ways to have fish is blackened to give it some spice! Many people prefer to try tilapia first or another type of white fish. Remember sometimes you have to try things up to twenty times before you will like it. 

Here is a tasty recipe that you can try this week!

Salmon Patties
Makes 9 servings; estimated total cost $3.78


1 can salmon (15 1/2 ounce, drained)

1 cup cereal or crackers (whole-grain, crushed)

2 eggs (large, lightly beaten)

1/2 cup milk (1%)

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon canola oil

1. Flake salmon with a fork until fine.
2. Add crushed cereal or crackers with eggs, milk and pepper to salmon.
3. Mix thoroughly and form into 9 patties.
4. Heat oil in non-stick skillet, over medium heat. Carefully brown both sides of the patty until thoroughly cooked.
*Note you can replace salmon with tuna for a new twist. You can also add different seasonings if you like such as minced onion and bell pepper or green onions to add flavor.

If you would like more seafood recipes like this one, please call the Little River County Extension office at (870) 898-7224 or email  Always feel free to stop by our office at 1411 N Constitution Ave in Ashdown to receive more information. The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas Research and Extension. The Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.
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By Celeste Scarborough
County Extension Agent - FCS
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Celeste Scarborough
County Extension Agent - FCS
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
1411 N Constitution Ave Ashdown AR 71822
(870) 898-7224

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