ALL RECIPES ARE: WHOLE30 APPROVED AND PALEO-FRIENDLY; WE USE NO GRAINS, GLUTEN, DAIRY, SOY, REFINED OR ADDED SUGAR, OR ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS IN ANY OF OUR MEALS OR RECIPES. EVER.
Just because you don't live in Southern California or meal delivery isn't doable for you, doesn't mean you can't enjoy your own Model Meals at home. The "model" in Model Meals is about being role models. TEACHING you to create this lifestyle for yourself. So here we are with another great recipe!
Everything in this recipe can be prepared ahead and served later. It's also pretty fast and simple. So you can take a little extra time in the morning, and have a delicious healthy meal ready to throw on the stove when you walk in the door that night. Or let's be honest, you can double fist these in the car between meetings too. Win Win.
Prepare your salmon patties first. Be sure to choose wild-caught salmon whenever possible. We steam our salmon, stuffed with lemon and herbs, but you can cook yours however you like. You can even use canned salmon if you don't have access to a fresh wild-caught fish.
Things taste better when you get to make them with your hands. Have fun with your food. Give it some love. Perks of being in your own kitchen? You don't have to wear these creepy blue gloves.
After you make your salmon patties, they can be stored in an airtight container in your freezer for a whole month! So stock up on salmon and make some extra patties to have on hand for protein emergencies. You know the ol' P.E. You know it well.
For the salmon patties
Place the salmon in a medium bowl and flake with a fork to break up the flesh. Pick out any visible bones. Beat the egg and add to the salmon. Stir until salmon is fully coated. Add the almond flour and mix well. Lightly incorporate remaining ingredients.
Prepare a plate or small baking sheet with parchment paper.
With your hands, form the salmon into four 2 ounce patties. Place them on the parchment paper and put them into your freezer for 10 minutes to firm up before you cook them. (These patties can remain frozen for up to one month before they are cooked. Make sure they are stored in an airtight container if you choose this option.)
Place a liberal amount of ghee (or cooking fat of choice) in a sauté pan over medium heat. Once the fat is hot, place the cold patty in the pan and cook 3 minutes per side. Make sure to only flip once.
After you remove these from the pan, place them on a cotton or paper towel to absorb any excess oil.