First off, do you call these salmon patties, croquettes, cakes, or something else? I personally call them "salmon patties", but I can dig them being call either of the 3 previously mentioned. I also call them DELICIOUS, but I've found a way to make them even better.
I generally pair my salmon patties with hot sauce, Texas Pete to be exact, or a mixture of hot sauce and tartar sauce. I've developed an awesome bell pepper relish that will make you rethink the way you've eaten these bad boys all your life. The bell pepper relish adds the right amount of subtle spice and tang these salmon patties need and it only takes 30-40 minutes to complete the relish from start to finish. The relish lasts in the fridge for at least a week so think of other things you can add a little relish to. I am thinking hot dogs and burgers. I'll report back once I give them a whirl!
If you're looking for the salmon patty recipe I use, you can find it in my eCookbook, Southern Favorites- Best of Both Worlds. Click HERE to purchase. I recommend preparing the relish prior to the salmon patties, as it will allow the mixture to cool sufficiently before serving.
Red Pepper Relish
1/2 C Red Bell Pepper, Diced
1/4 C Yellow Bell Pepper, Diced
1/4 C Green Bell Pepper, Diced
1/4 C Yellow Onion, Diced
1 tsp Minced Garlic
2T Granulated Sugar
1 Tbsp. Pickling Spice
1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 C Rice Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar
I am so excited to try this relish on hotdogs, sausage dogs, burgers and more! Leave me a comment below and let me know how you would use this Bell Pepper Relish!