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Looking to add some interest to an easy dinner recipe? Five-spice may be your new best friend. What is five-spice powder? A mixture of these five spices: cinnamon, clove, fennel, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns. (There are regional recipes in China that include more spices, including white pepper, nutmeg and orange peel.) It adds a distinct warm flavor to these healthy salmon cakes.

Adam Dolge
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November 2019


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine salmon, eggs, onion, cilantro, chile-garlic sauce, soy sauce and five-spice powder in a large bowl. Fold in breadcrumbs. Form into four 3-inch-wide patties.

  • Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon cakes and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, 4 to 6 minutes total.

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Nutrition Facts

330 calories; protein 16.4g 33% DV; carbohydrates 20.1g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 0.8g 3% DV; sugars 3g; fat 19.8g 30% DV; saturated fat 2.5g 12% DV; cholesterol 118.1mg 39% DV; vitamin a iu 358.3IU 7% DV; vitamin c 3.4mg 6% DV; folate 22.8mcg 6% DV; calcium 46.8mg 5% DV; iron 1.2mg 6% DV; magnesium 22.9mg 8% DV; potassium 276.2mg 8% DV; sodium 412.4mg 17% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 5% DV; added sugar 1g.


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