Enjoy Southern Favorites At Mert’s Heart And Soul

Learn how to make delicious salmon cakes from one local restaurant!

If you’re heading into Uptown for the CIAA tournament, you might want to stop by Mert’s Heart and Soul first to grab a bite to eat! Today on QC@3, James Bazzelle joined us in the kitchen to show us how to make one of their popular dishes. He also gave us some good advice when it comes to finding a parking space around the restaurant!

Know Before You Go: 

  • Known for serving comfort food
  • You can get brunch, lunch and dinner and can order online
  • Has been featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”

Here’s the recipe for the Salmon Cakes:

1 pound Cook Salmon (poach)

¼ cup cracker mill

1small Green Pepper chopper

1 small onion chopper

1 egg beaten

2 tbsp. granulated garlic

2 tsp Adobo

Lemon juice

Salt to taste if need

2 tbsp. Texas Pete hot sauce


Mix all ingredients. Shape into 6 cakes, and Heat about 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a non-stick frying pan. Sauté until golden brown on each side. This will only take about 3-5 minutes per side.

Garnish with tartar sauce, remoulade, or simply with a squeeze of lemon