In the fifth month of the GAPS diet and I'm still trending in the right direction. Joint pain is down, energy level is up, and digestion is near perfect. I'm seriously so grateful I read the book and started the diet.
We've been eating lots of soups and casseroles lately so I thought we'd switch it up. A friend who is also following the diet mentioned making salmon patties, so I came up with my own version using whatever I had in the kitchen. They were great over a salad! Feel free to play around with spices and add fresh herbs to customize it to your liking.
Ingredients for Lemon Ginger Salmon Patties
200 g salmon filet, deboned
juice of 1 large lemon
1 inch piece of ginger root (or more, if you want to spice it up)
3 cloves garlic
1 large onion, chopped
dash of cayenne pepper
sea salt and pepper to taste
Directions for Lemon Ginger Salmon Patties
Put 1T ghee in hot pan and sauté the onion. This part is optional, but according to the GAPS book a well cooked onion aids digestion, so it's good for people with digestive issues or who are following the GAPS diet. Put the onion, raw fish, ginger root and garlic in a food processor. Then, add cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and lemon juice and mix together. The consistency should be runny - don't worry, it'll stick together when it fries. Put 1T ghee in pan on medium heat and pour enough so it's just smaller than the size of your palm. Cover the pan fry for 3-5 minutes. Carefully flip with a spatula and fry 3-5 more minutes.