Salmon Cakes Recipe

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Rosa Published: July 22, 2021
Salmon Cakes Recipe

How To Make Salmon Cakes

Try these tasty and tender salmon cakes that are made with creamy mayo, flaky salmon fillets, and panko breadcrumbs, for a delicious and easy bite.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • ¼cupmayonnaise
  • 1tbspfresh lemon juice,from 1 lemon
  • 1tspdijon mustard
  • 1tspold bay seasoning
  • ¾tspsalt
  • ¼tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • lbssalmon fillet,skinless, finely diced into ¼-inch pieces
  • cupspanko bread crumbs,divided
  • ¼cupscallions,thinly sliced, from 3 to 4 scallions
  • cupcelery,finely diced, from 2 stalks
  • 2tbspfresh dill,finely chopped
  • ½cupvegetable oil

For Serving:

  • salad greens
  • tartar sauce
  • lemon wedges


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, Old Bay, salt, and pepper. Add the diced salmon, ¼ cup of the panko, the scallions, the celery, and the dill. Gently mix until uniformly combined.

  2. Place the remaining panko in a shallow dish or pie plate. Using a ⅓-cup measure, scoop the salmon mixture and form into a compact cake about 1-inch high. Place the salmon cake into the panko and gently coat it all over in crumbs.

  3. Repeat with the remaining mixture to form about 9 cakes.

  4. Heat the oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Place ½ of the salmon cakes in the skillet and cook without moving for about 2 minutes until golden brown.

  5. Carefully flip the cakes and cook for about 2 minutes more until second side is golden brown. Reduce the heat to medium if the cakes are browning too quickly.

  6. Transfer cakes to a paper towel–lined plate to drain. Repeat with the remaining cakes.

  7. Serve warm.


  • Calories: 319.57kcal
  • Fat: 26.18g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.48g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.59g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.56g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.11g
  • Fiber: 0.66g
  • Sugar: 0.61g
  • Protein: 13.86g
  • Cholesterol: 37.15mg
  • Sodium: 247.24mg
  • Calcium: 29.66mg
  • Potassium: 261.26mg
  • Iron: 0.48mg
  • Vitamin A: 3.02µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.59mg
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