Salmon Fish Cakes Recipe

Aug 29, 2019

The great thing about this recipe is the taste! These fish cakes are also packed with nutrition such as omega 3, protein and iron. When it comes to omega 3 fatty fish, the fatty fish are much higher in these nutrients. These fatty acids are crucial for your body and brain to function optimally, and are strongly linked to a reduced risk of many diseases. 

Health benefits of salmon

  • rich in Omega-3 fatty acids
  • a great source of protein
  • high in B Vitamins
  • contains a lot of potassium
  • loaded with selenium
  • contains the antioxidant astaxanthin
  • may help reduce risk of heart disease
  • perfect for weight loss and weight management
  • may help fight inflammation
  • a great brain food

Salmon fish cake recipe


  • 400g floury potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 600g fresh salmon fillets, skinned
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp capers, rinsed and chopped (optional)
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • sea salt and pepper
  • 250g fine green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 150g fresh or dry breadcrumbs (you can use rice crumbs for gluten free fish cakes)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon, quartered


  1. Heat oven to 180C. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 20 minutes, drain and mash. Set aside to cool. Bake salmon for 10 minutes, remove and cool.
  2. Shred the salmon with a fork and fold into the potato with the Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, mustard, capers (if using), lemon zest, parsley, and plenty of salt and pepper. Divide into 8 portions, shape into patties and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Cook the beans in simmering salted water for 5 minutes, drain and season. Dip each fishcake into flour, then beaten egg, then breadcrumbs, until completely coated.
  4. Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan and cook the fishcakes on one side until golden brown, then turn and lightly cook the other side.
  5. Serve with green beans and lemon. Enjoy.

Extra Tips

  • Use good quality and sustainable salmon. You could ask your fish monger where the salmon is sourced.
  • When it comes to the beans, top but don't tail them, toss in olive oil, sea salt and pepper.
  • A mix of fine and coarse dry breadcrumbs gives a nice colour without burning.

For more delicious fish recipes, go to our recipe section.

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