Salmon Patties served with asparagus and rice. This cheap and easy meal is a perfect weeknight meal. It can be prepared in less than 30 minutes and the total cost for a family of 4 is just $5.42. #salmon #cheapmeals #easyrecipe
I stole this Feed 4 for 5 meal from my mom, the only difference is that my mom always served it with a box of mac n’ cheese and green beans. When we were growing up there were times when money was really tight, but my mom always had a way of making an inexpensive meal feel like we weren’t scrimping.
I think it was those rough times that lead to me being frugal even when I didn’t have to.
Salmon Patties w/asparagus and rice
| Category: Fish & Seafood | Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Author: Robin Buster
1 cup white rice ($0.42)
2 chicken bouillon cubes ($0.15)
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped (free)
1 pound asparagus, cleaned & trimmed ($1.99)
· 2 tablespoon olive oil ($0.20)
Salt and pepper
1 (14.75 ounce) canned salmon, drained ($2.49)
1 egg ($0.09)
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard ($0.04)
½ onion, chopped ($0.04)
½ cup bread crumbs (free)
Cook rice according to package directions, except add the bouillon
cubes to the water when boiling. When it’s done stir in the parsley and let
it sit for 5 minutes before serving.
While the rice is cooking, place the asparagus in a single layer
on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt
and pepper. Bake in a preheated 400° oven until tender, about
In a mixing bowl, combine salmon, egg, mustard, onion and bread
crumbs. Form into 4 patties.
In a skillet, fry the salmon patties, over medium heat, until browned
on both sides. Drain on paper towels.
- Rice – (32 ounces for $1.69) purchased from Save A Lot. *To Save Time: Cook a whole bag of rice and freeze it in 2 cup portions. When freezeing, to keep the granules separated, lay the rice out flat on a baking sheet and flash freeze. Once the granules are frozen, divide and store in freezer bags. **One cup of dry rice make about 3 cups of cooked rice.
- Chicken Bouillon – (25 cubes for $1.99) purchased from Save A Lot.
- Parsley – (Free) grown in my herb garden.
- Asparagus – (1 pound for $1.99) purchased on sale from Kroger.
- Olive Oil – (12 ounces for $2.39) purchased from Save A Lot.
- Salmon – (14.75 ounces for $2.49) purchased from Save A Lot.
- Egg – (30 count for $2.59) purchased from Save A Lot.
- Spicy Brown Mustard – (12 ounces for $1.00) purchased from DollarTree.
- Onion – (3 pounds for $0.79) purchased on sale from Aldi’s.
- Bread Crumbs – (free) instead of throwing out the heals of breadm I store them in a Zip-loc bags that I keep in my freezer. Whenever I need bread crumbs or I need to make garlic toast I just pull out what I need.
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