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Easy Salmon Cakes

Winter 2004, EatingWell Serves Two, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

Your rating: None Average: 3.7 (930 votes)

If you are trying to boost your intake of omega-3s, try this simple favorite. It is a great way to use convenient canned (or leftover) salmon. The tangy dill sauce provides a tart balance.



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113 Reviews for Easy Salmon Cakes

01/02/2012
Best Salmon Cake Recipe EVER - even with a HUGE mistake!

I just was re-reading this recipe after making it for dinner tonight, and realized I omitted the egg and mustard! I'm actually pretty shocked about that, because I thought this recipe was the best salmon patty recipe I have ever made (and I've been making them for 20+ years)! My husband
who doesn't even like fish said that this one was a winner.
It was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside (I think it is vital that the breadcrumbs be fresh and fine). The dill sauce was perfect for it!
I will be making these again and again!

tasty, healthy
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12/20/2011
Pretty good

I used two cans of salmon. If I make these again I will use real fillets. The skin, bones and smell were pretty gross. I also used spicy chipotle panko bread crums. Instead of celery I sauteed garlic with the onions. After putting them together I wasnt expecting to like them. Although slightly dry, (should have used a second egg), these were pretty darn tasty. My husband and even my 10 year old liked them. I think the spicy panko gave it a really nice punch.

Quick, easy
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09/05/2011
Building on others comments

1 3/4 cup bread crumbs is definitely too much. 1 cup would be plenty. With whole wheat breads crumbs maybe less, depending on the size of the egg. One time I used panko which I preferred. I also used grated zucchini and a little paprika which added nice substance and flavor.

I serve this with Fried Green Tomatoes :)

Easy
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08/20/2011
Quick and Easy Dinner

Quick and easy dinner to make! I added 1 tbs of mayo as a extra binder as another user suggested, and shredded zucchini to the mixture to add some texture. I actually did not have salmon on hand, so I used canned tuna instead, which still worked out very well. The dill sauce goes perfectly with this dish. Served with home made coleslaw. Delish!

Cheap ingredients
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05/10/2011
Yummy!

I made this recipe exactly as written and it turned out great. Very tasty, very easy to make. The real stand out was the creamy dill dressing that accompanies the recipe. Leftovers were made into a fish sandwich with dill sauce the next day.

tasty, easy, quick
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