Skip to main content

Salmon Cake Recipe

Salmon Cake Recipe
Print Recipe

Salmon Fish Cakes with Horseradish-Sour Cream Sauce

by Chef Brenda Langston

Salmon Fish Cakes


Fresh salmon (or steelhead) is a treat — make that a tradition — once the leaves thin in fall. This recipe is a favorite at Cafe Brenda. Serve the cakes with a simple but distinctive sauce, like the horseradish-sour cream sauce. Or just add fresh herbs to mayonnaise as we've done here. Truth be told, this recipe is superb with white-fleshed fish like pike and walleye, too.


Ingredients

11„2 lbs. fresh salmon, cleaned and deboned

11„4 c. mashed, cooked potatoes

2 eggs, beaten


2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. fresh pepper

1 bunch green onions, minced


1/4 tsp. ground cardamom

11„2 tsp. grated orange peel

1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

flour or cornmeal for rolling cakes

4 tbsp. vegetable oil

€¢ Grind the cleaned salmon in a food processor or grinder. (Optional: Substitute approximately 6 oz. crumbled smoked salmon for some of the fresh salmon.)

€¢ Cook and mash potatoes. Set aside and cool.

€¢ In a bowl, mix together all remaining ingredients except vegetable oil. Add salmon and potatoes to mixture, shape into 2-inch patties, and dust the patties in flour or cornmeal.

€¢ Heat vegetable oil in a sauté pan until hot. Sauté cakes until golden brown on both sides. They should be firm but not overcooked — about 3 minutes on each side.

€¢ Serve with Horseradish-Sour Cream Sauce, Fresh Curry Mayonnaise, or Apricot Chutney. It's pleasing to serve these with more than one sauce. Makes 12 cakes.

Horseradish-Sour Cream Sauce

3/4 c. sour cream or yogurt

11„2 tsp. Dijon mustard

2 tbsp. freshly grated horseradish (or 1 tbsp. prepared ­horseradish)

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tbsp. chopped fresh dill (optional)

1/4 c. milk

€¢ Combine all the ingredients and mix well.

Get Your Fish On.

Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Penn Battle III Spinning Reel

Penn Battle III Spinning Reel

Jeff Weakly talks with Mike Rice, Product Manager at PENN Reels about the relaunch of the Penn Battle III Spinning reel.

Strike King KVD J-100 Jerkbait & KVD 1.5 Hard Knock

Strike King KVD J-100 Jerkbait & KVD 1.5 Hard Knock

Strike King introduces two, new exciting baits to their already stellar lineup this 2020: the KVD J-100 Jerkbait, and the KVD 1.5 Hard Knock. KVD sits down with In-Fisherman Associate Publisher Todd Ceisner to explain how these two baits are going to help catch you more fish.

Daiwa Tatula 300 Baitcaster

Daiwa Tatula 300 Baitcaster

The new Tatula reel is perfect when an angler is on the water fishing big baits for big bass!

Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel

Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel

In-Fisherman's Managing Editor, Rob Neuman, sits down with bass pro Josh Douglas, to get insight on the all-new ShimanoVanford spinning reel. It features a LongStroke Spool for long-distance casting. The Vanford spinning reel will be available in 7 sizes: 500-5000. MSRP: $299.99 - $239.99.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

To guide your carp quest, we've lined up the best carp baits that are easy-to-fish natural baits and commercial options.10 Best Carp Baits Available Today Carp

10 Best Carp Baits Available Today

Dan Johnson

To guide your carp quest, we've lined up the best carp baits that are easy-to-fish natural...

It is buoyant and enhanced with garlic and salt.Venture Lure's Finesse Worm Midwest Finesse

Venture Lure's Finesse Worm

Ned Kehde - August 25, 2020

It is buoyant and enhanced with garlic and salt.

Little is known about the effects of softbait ingestion on bass.Effects of Softbait Ingestion on Bass Bass

Effects of Softbait Ingestion on Bass

Gabe Gries - August 11, 2020

Little is known about the effects of softbait ingestion on bass.

Lunar followers often check moon phases as well as timing of minors and majors.The Effects of Solunar Forces on Bass Fishing Bass

The Effects of Solunar Forces on Bass Fishing

Steve Quinn - June 22, 2020

Lunar followers often check moon phases as well as timing of minors and majors.

See More Trending Articles

More Fish Recipes

A classic dish of buttery, beer-battered fillets that will leave your taste buds satisfied.Beer-Battered Northern Pike Recipe Fish Recipes

Beer-Battered Northern Pike Recipe

Steve Quinn

A classic dish of buttery, beer-battered fillets that will leave your taste buds satisfied.

Simple and quick to make – this Crappie with French Herb Butter Recipe is an easy way to get dinner on the table.Crappie with French Herb Butter Recipe Fish Recipes

Crappie with French Herb Butter Recipe

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

Simple and quick to make – this Crappie with French Herb Butter Recipe is an easy way to get...

This delicious walleye recipe is made with both a marinade and a rub, giving it a sweet and spicy flavorSouthwestern Grilled Walleye with Tortilla Sauce Recipe Fish Recipes

Southwestern Grilled Walleye with Tortilla Sauce Recipe

Linda Marco

This delicious walleye recipe is made with both a marinade and a rub, giving it a sweet and...

Fish freshly caught and cooked outdoors over an open fire perfectly complete the circle of life.Classic Shore Lunch Fish Recipes

Classic Shore Lunch

In-Fisherman and Chef Lucia Watson - April 22, 2020

Fish freshly caught and cooked outdoors over an open fire perfectly complete the circle of...

See More Fish Recipes

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE Arrow

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All In-Fisherman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now