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This Mother’s Day, make her day extra special by serving our Savory Salmon Cakes with Collard Green Slaw. It’s a great recipe for a Mother’s Day Brunch, and this one will be a delicious addition to your recipe arsenal. Plus, I’m showing you how to make forever flowers using a colorful assortment of American Greetings tissue paper. Want the deets? Well, keep reading below! 

This Mother's Day, make her day by trying our Savory Salmon Cakes with Collard Green Slaw. It's a great recipe for a Mother's Day Brunch and will be a great addition to your recipe book. Plus, I'm showing you how to make forever flowers out of paper tissue.

Savory Salmon Cakes with Collard Green Slaw {Mother’s Day Brunch Idea}

Our Savory Salmon Cakes with Collard Green Slaw is what happens when typical burgers fail to satisfy! Not that I don’t make an incredible burger (I do!), but at times it’s just fun to shake our home menu up and add a bit of variety. Our salmon cakes are savory because they’re made with zesty crackers, spices, garlic, red onions, and fresh parsley.  And if that sounds good you (it does sound good to us too!), then you may enjoy our collard green slaw. This take on the traditional slaw is simple, flavorful, and so easy to make!

  We think our Collard Green Slaw tastes really good, but then again we’re kinda partial. 

Savory Salmon Cakes

But let’s hold up a minute and let me explain why this recipe? And why now? Well, here’s something you may not know about my lovely wife. She likes (LOVES) to be pampered by me with scrumptious food. And as a foodie, I don’t mind obliging the Mrs., especially with Mother’s Day just around the corner. Now, I cook for this woman all the time, and I kinda know when she’s dropping hints, like, “Hey babe, I haven’t had salmon in a while…” You know, those oh so subtle hints that are hard to pick up on if you aren’t paying close attention. One of her favorite things to eat is Salmon. As I mentioned, she’s used to being spoiled by me, so I knew I had to come up with something different. Enter the savory salmon cakes and collard green slaw. But I couldn’t just stop there. You can’t have a Mother’s Day brunch without the perfect card. 

One of her favorite things to eat is Salmon. As I mentioned, she’s used to being spoiled by me, so I knew I had to come up with something different. Enter the savory salmon cakes and collard green slaw. But I couldn’t just stop there. You can’t have a Mother’s Day brunch without the perfect card. 

So, I headed to Walmart (the Okemos store here in the Lansing area carries American Greetings products) to find a card that would describe how I feel about my wife and my children’s mother. 

American Greetings at Walmart

After searching through rows of cards, I finally settled for one that fit perfectly. American Greetings have a variety of different cards ranging from cards to your wife, your Mom, Godmother, Grandmother, sister, friend, etc. They even have cards for those who may be spending their Mother’s Day without their Mom (like myself and my wife). 

American Greetings Cards for Mother's Day

After coming home, I headed into the kitchen to do what I do best! Make my beautiful wife a Mother’s Day brunch! Here’s how it went down:

 

 

Savory Salmon Cakes

Look at all of those bright and delicious colors!

Savory Salmon Cakes

It looks like everything is coming together just fine!

Savory Salmon Cakes

This is such a fun and easy recipe!

Frying ’em up!

Savory Salmon Cakes

So, if you’re looking something yummy to show a special mother in your life some much-needed love, try easy to prepare salmon cakes. When you purchase your American Greetings cards at Walmart, you can also save money with this Ibotta offer. 

I also got crafty, (yeah lil’ ole me), and I’m showing you how to make our Forever Flowers with American Greetings tissue paper. Check out my tutorial down below:

how to make flowers out of paper tissue

  1. Lay 6-8 stacked layers of tissue paper on a flat surface. How to make flowers of paper tissue
  2. Using a four-inch diameter circle trace out a circle on the top layer, using a pair of sharp scissors cut out a circle. How to make flowers of paper tissue
  3. Take a pencil or pen draw two dots side-by-side in the center of the circle. how to make flowers out of paper tissue
  4. Take an awl, or the tip of an itsy bitsy Philip head screwdriver and pierce holes through the dots, going through all of the layers of tissue paper. 
  5. Cut a 6-inch length of wire and bend it into a long u-shape, thread the ends through the two holes in the center and pull them through snug and give it a twist or two to secure it. how to make flowers out of paper tissue
  6. Crumble up the layers of the tissue paper a layer at a time for the best results, then gently unfurl the crumbled tissue paper, it will look like the petals of a flower. how to make flowers out of paper tissue
  7. Repeat the process with different colors of tissue paper until you have enough for a bouquet of Forever Flowers, and the good thing is they don’t need watering.

How to Make Forever Flowers out of Paper Tissue

 

Savory Salmon Cakes with Collard Green Slaw

Savory Salmon Cakes

Ingredients:

*cook salmon filet at 350ºF for twenty-five minutes, seasoned with 1/2 tsp lemon pepper, 1 tsp Old Bay, McCormick Smoked sea salt, McCormick freshly cracked black peppercorns, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil.

  • 2 1/2 cups flaked salmon
  • 2 room temperature eggs
  • 2 heaping tbsp Helman’s mayonnaise with olive oil or plain
  • 2 cloves of garlic through a garlic press
  • 1 cup crackers pulsed in a food processor
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 medium red or Spanish onion, small diced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, small diced
  • 1 tbsp  Worcestershire sauce
  • 2-3 dashed El Yucateco hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp McCormich freshly cracked black peppercorns
  • Pinch McCormick Smoked Sea Salt

Directions:

  1. Into a large bowl combine flake salmon, crackers, onions, garlic, red peppers, olive oil, l Yucateco hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sea salt, and black peppercorns.
  2. Using a large wooden spoon combine all of the ingredients together until they are incorporated.
  3. Use 3-4 tbsps of the mixture and form into a ball, press the balls flat using the palm of your hand until they are nice and even and just shy of an half-inch in thickness, use fingers to mold the salmon cakes into a circle.
  4. Place a high-walled skillet over med-high heat and add 2-3 Tbsps of your favorite frying oil, I used olive oil.
  5. When the oil is hot arrange the salmon cakes gently into the hot oil and cook for 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown.
  6. Transfer finished salmon cakes onto a platter lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  7. Serve with our Collard Green Slaw (recipe coming soon).
  8. Serve.

Savory Salmon Cakes with Collard Green Slaw

 

Savory Salmon Cakes with Collard Green Slaw

American Greetings also carries wrapping paper and gift bags! So, you have no excuse on not wrapping up your gift (unless it’s too big to fit into a bag!). Walmart is the place to go to find all of your supplies, cards, and even ingredients to pull off the perfect Mother’s Day brunch. 

My savory salmon cakes was a huge hit with the wife. She was also surprised that I could put a craft together. She put her Flower Flowers into a Bloom Where You’re Planted vase she made with her Cricut! I’m glad I was able to make her day, and I’m glad for the assistance of American Greetings and Walmart!  This small gesture allowed me to rack up a lot of brownie points, which I’ll cash in on a rainy day! 

Savory Salmon Cakes with Collard Green Slaw

Savory Salmon Cakes with Collard Green Slaw
 
Author:
Recipe type: Fish Cake
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-5 servings
Ingredients
  • *cook salmon filet at 350 for twenty-five minutes, seasoned with ½ tsp lemon pepper, 1 tsp Old Bay, McCormick Smoked sea salt, McCormick freshly cracked black peppercorns, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil.
  • 2½ cups flaked salmon
  • 2 room temperature eggs
  • 2 heaping tbsp Helman's mayonnaise with olive oil or plain
  • 2 cloves of garlic through a garlic press
  • 1 cup crackers pulsed in a food processor
  • ⅓ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 medium red or Spanish onion, small diced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, small diced
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2-3 dashed El Yucateco hot sauce
  • ½ tsp McCormich freshly cracked black peppercorns
  • Pinch McCormick Smoked Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. Into a large bowl combine flake salmon, crackers, onions, garlic, red peppers, olive oil, l Yucateco hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sea salt, and black peppercorns.
  2. Using a large wooden spoon combine all of the ingredients together until they are incorporated.
  3. Use 3-4 tbsps of the mixture and form into a ball, press the balls flat using the palm of your hand until they are nice and even and just shy of an half-inch in thickness, use fingers to mold the salmon cakes into a circle.
  4. Place a high-walled skillet over med-high heat and add 2-3 Tbsps of your favorite frying oil, I used olive oil.
  5. When the oil is hot arrange the salmon cakes gently into the hot oil and cook for 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown.
  6. Transfer finished salmon cakes onto a platter lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  7. Serve with our Collard Green Slaw (recipe coming soon).
  8. Serve.

 

How will you celebrate this Mother’s Day? Drop me a line and let me know. And if you try our savory salmon cakes, come back and let me know what you think! Regardless of how you spend Mother’s Day, celebrate YOU! Moms have the awesome responsible for helping shape children of today and future generations! Happy Mother’s Day! 

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