Salmon Cakes | Gluten free dinner ideas | Easy Appetizers

I just made these really good salmon cakes the other day.

They’re pretty easy to make and they’re really cute.

And if you want, you can make a salad and a side of tartar sauce.

Adapted from Natasha’s kitchen

Salmon Cakes

Ingredients (makes 13-14 minis)

  • 1 lb fresh salmon filet*
  • Garlic Salt – I use Lawry’s brand
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 medium onion, 1 cup finely diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs, Japanese Style crumbs
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 Tbsp mayo
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley


  • Preheat Oven to 425˚F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or a silpat. Place salmon skin-side down, brush with olive oil and season with garlic salt and black pepper.
  • Cook salmon: Bake uncovered for 10-15 min or just until cooked through (my thinner cut salmon was closer to 10 min). Remove from oven, cover with foil and rest ten minutes. Discard skin, flake salmon with forks, remove any bones, and cool to room temp.
  • Cook filling ingredients: Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp butter and finely diced onion and bell pepper. Saute until softened and golden (7-9 minutes) then remove from heat.
  • Make mixture: In a large mixing bowl, combine cooled flaked salmon, sautéed onion and pepper, 1 cup bread crumbs, 2 beaten eggs, 3 Tbsp mayo, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp garlic salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and 1/4 cup fresh parsley.
  • Form Patties: Stir to combine then form into 13-14 patties. It’s easy to portion patties using a flat ice cream scoop then pressing them into 1/3 to 1/2″ thick patties.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp oil and 1 Tbsp butter in a large pan over medium heat and once butter is done sizzling, add half of the salmon cakes and sauté 3 1/2 to 4 min per side or until golden brown and cooked through. If salmon cakes brown too quickly, reduce heat. Remove to a paper-towel lined plate. Add remaining 1 Tbsp oil and 1 Tbsp butter and repeat cooking remaining salmon cakes.
Cook salmon until it flakes
Use forks to flake (remove any bones)
Should flake like this. Then cool down
Mix ingredients
Form into patties then smash down

Cook in a little oil until lightly brown

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