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Salmon Cakes

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My family is not big on eating fish, but they always seem to enjoy these easy to make salmon cakes.  I have made these for years now.  I think I pulled it from an Chicken By the Sea advertisement in a magazine.  They are delicious.  I hope you try them sometime.  The recipe for sauce is also listed, but I often serve them with store bought tartar sauce and a cucumber tomato salad on the side (Chopped and seeded cucumbers mixed with sliced tomatoes and dressed with bottled Ranch Dressing).

Salmon Cakes – adapted from Chicken By The Sea


  • 1/4 cup Red Bell, Pepper, finely chopped (or roasted red peppers from the jar, chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
  • dash Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 cup Bread Crumbs, Dry
  • 1 large Egg, beaten
  • 12 ounces Salmon, Canned
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp oil


In a small mixing bowl, combine chopped red pepper (I use the roasted red peppers from a jar) , green onions, mayonnaise, lemon juice, seasoned salt, and cayenne pepper.  Taste and adjust seasonings to personal preference.  Stir in egg, well drained salmon and 4 Tbsp of the breadcrumbs.  Divide and form mixture into 6-8 balls (I use an ice cream scoop).  Roll Salmon balls in remaining breadcrumbs; flatten into cakes (about 1/2 inch thickness) Fry salmon cakes in melted butter and oil in skillet over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side.

Serve with Tartar sauce or:
Lemon-Herb Mayonnaise:

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp prepared horseradish
  • 1 tsp dried thyme (or 2 1/2 tsp fresh if on hand)
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Combine ingredients in a small bowl and blend well.  Serve with Salmon cakes.

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Author: goodcookbecky

I am a home school mom of three wonderful kids. I have been married for over 20 years and am still in love. I love to cook, as a young child I enjoyed spending time with my mom in the kitchen and that love has grown into a passion. I started this blog to share my favorite recipes with friends and family and have enjoyed seeing it grow beyond those boundaries.

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