My first ever seafood dish I cooked is Southwestern Salmon Cakes with Chipotle Mayo and it was worth trying something new along with was in an area I am not familiar with. Seafood is not an area I am strong with or something I am familiar with cooking dishes with seafood ingredients but decided to challenge myself with finding a delicious recipe to try. Southwestern Salmon Cakes with Chipotle Mayo is a dish I enjoyed tremendously and have added it to the rotation of dishes I fix on a regular basis. As you can guest by the name, the entree has a little heat to it since one main ingredient is Chipotle but not overwhelming unless you dip/cover it in the Chipotle Mayo a lot. It is a delicious recipe for anyone looking for a different way to fix Salmon or try a seafood recipe if not too familiar with cooking dishes with ingredients like Salmon.
Southwestern Salmon Cakes with Chipotle Mayo is a glorious looking entree and has the dip to go with it so has added items for plating. After cooking up the Salmon Cakes, the goal was plating at least two on a plate on one side and the Chipotle Mayo on the other side. To finish off the plating was adding a fork which for photography you generally want to have a fork face down since when like that there is less of a chance of image or light reflections that could ruin the image. The fork is also used as an eye line since it helps lead the eyes to focus on the entree. One effect used on the photograph was a black and white filter on the bottom part to remove color so the focus was more on the area in color along with softening the light reflections from the fork so that the eye would not be drawn to the fork instead of the entree.
The main challenge was creating a logo that uses the long entree title of Southwestern Salmon Cakes with Chipotle Mayo. After sketching a few design concepts, the best option was using the circular shape of the entree as the logo shape and having the descriptive words as part of the circular shape. Using a two font setup, the important words to focus on was Salmon Cakes since that tells you what kind of dish this is so an elegant handwriting font was ideal with words in the the circular ring using a serif font type. The last design element was to add a silhouette of a salmon to help give a visual cue of this being a seafood type of dish.