Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or brunch — Salmon Cake Eggs Benedict is a great choice for all of them! Salmon cakes get a facelift with serrano peppers and herbs. Top it off with poached eggs and homemade hollandaise and you’ve got a meal like no other. Of course, the whole dish is gluten free, grain free, and paleo.
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of breakfast foods, so of course I put a breakfast-y spin on salmon cakes. But don’t let that stop you from making these salmon cakes for any meal. Add them into your meal prep rotation—they’re quick, easy, and great on the go!
I’ve got seafood on the brain lately. The man spouse and I recently returned from our trip to NC/SC for a cousin’s wedding. While we were there, I did my best to take advantage of my first time on the East Coast with lots of seafood! Fresh fish, crab legs, and oysters frequently graced my meals. Of course, though, we had our traditional trip to a local pizza joint (we find one on every trip we take) and ate a boatload of pizza (that definitely wasn’t paleo or gluten free). We met up with a cousin on my side of the family, and she helped us devour our too-large pizza order. Thanks, Katie!
When we weren’t busy with the wedding festivities, we spent most of our time on the beach. We were fortunate to have an oceanfront suite… and the beach was literally a 2 minute walk from the room. We may have been a little young for the Myrtle Beach demographic, but dang did we make it worth our time.
Besides the wedding, the beach, meeting up with a barely-seen cousin and the food, the most memorable moment was… finding an alligator that then stalked us down the boardwalk. Don’t worry, we were (relatively) safe!
Now we’re back in North Dakota but I still want all the seafood! Fortunately it’s not hard to find good quality, wild caught canned tuna, sardines, and salmon. I rarely buy canned salmon because of the cost. But I couldn’t shake the idea of salmon cakes smothered in hollandaise. And when you can’t seem to rid yourself of an idea, you have to go for it.
I didn’t want my salmon cakes to be boring, so I spiced them up a bit. You’ll love them! Feel free to add a spicy punch by subbing a jalapeño for one of the serrano peppers.
Oh, hey. Want a tip for making perfectly round salmon patties? I used the ring of a wide-mouth mason jar. I just put the ring in the hot skillet and used a fork to add the salmon cake mixture. Then I removed the ring and repeated for all the salmon cakes. I’d imagine this would work well for plantain patties, too! Just be careful—the ring is metal and will get hot!
Salmon Cake Eggs Benedict