Serves 8 to 10 appetizer servings
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

1 can (14.75 ounces) traditional pack canned salmon or 2 cans (6 to 7.1 oz. each) skinless, boneless canned salmon, drained and chunked
4 cups prepared quinoa (white or red)
8 large eggs, beaten
1 cup panko bread crumbs
2 cups finely diced fresh bell peppers (any color or combination)
1 cup finely diced red onion
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups sour cream or crème fraiche
2 Tablespoons fresh chopped dill (or 2 teaspoons dried dill weed)
2 Tablespoons lemon zest
2/3 cup canola or olive oil, divided


Combine drained salmon, quinoa, eggs, panko, bell pepper, onion, salt and pepper.  Form into patties (1/4 cup each).  Cover and refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes, to firm.

In a bowl, blend cream, dill and lemon zest.

Lightly coat a nonstick pan with oil.  Warm over medium heat, then add patties, several at a time, and cook until golden brown on both sides.  Keep warm.

For each serving, place three patties on a plate and drizzle with 2 to 3 tablespoons dill sauce.