Backcountry Aspirin: Wasabi Salmon Fish Cakes with Rice Noodles

Sore muscles or joints after a long day on the trail? This backcountry meal might do the trick. The secret is in the wasabi, which is known to have anti-inflammatory qualities. Plus, salmon is a superfood. It’s high in protein and full of omega-3 fatty acids, which help with brain, nerve, and eye development. Our bodies don’t naturally make them, so we have to get them from food.

What’s even better? You can get it all in a delicious, half-pound, camp-ready meal in under 10 minutes. So, eat up!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. potato pancake mix
  • 5 tsp. wasabi powder
  • 1 pouch salmon
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 packs soy sauce to taste
  • 1 serving rice noodles

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 503
  • Carbs: 50 grams
  • Fats: 19 grams
  • Protein: 30 grams

Directions

Home Prep: 2 minutes
Trail Prep: 2 minutes 
Cook: 10 minutes
Ready in: 10 minutes

Wasabi Salmon

At-Home Prep:

  1. Combine the potato pancake mix with the wasabi powder in a medium Ziploc bag
  2. Pour the olive oil into a small bottle
  3. Put all of the ingredients in a medium Ziploc bag

Wasabi Salmon

Trail Prep:

  1. Pour 2 oz. of water into the bag with the potato pancake and wasabi mixture
  2. Add the salmon to the potato and wasabi mix
  3. Mix it all around inside the Ziploc

Wasabi Salmon

Cook:

  1. Boil water in your pot, and cook the rice noodles for 2 minutes
  2. Drain off excess water, so the rice noodles are dry
  3. Heat the olive oil in your frying pan on medium-high heat
  4. Squeeze out 4 small fish cake patties into the pan, and cook them until both sides are golden brown
  5. Boom! You’ve got Wasabi Salmon Fish Cakes with Rice Noodles. To finish, add the soy sauce to the fish cakes or rice noodles to taste.

Fun fact: According to Packaging Technology & Science, salmon and tuna pouches produce 60- to 70-percent less greenhouse gases than metal cans. So, with this dish, you’re helping the environment, too. Nice!

Wasabi Salmon