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3 Baked Fresh Salmon Cakes (Salmon Patties) on wood board with spicy remoulade
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Baked FRESH Salmon Cakes (Salmon Patties)

Salmon Cakes made with FRESH salmon, herbs, and vegetables create a tender and flaky, flavor packed entree or appetizer that is totally company worthy but still super simple to prepare.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time52 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: Baked Fresh Salmon Cakes Patties with Spicy Remoulade
Servings: 12 cakes
Calories: 261kcal


  • 2 pounds fresh salmon skin removed coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup white or yellow onion - diced
  • 2 stalks celery finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup capers lightly chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt - divided
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2.5 cups panko japanese style bread crumbs divided
  • 6 green onions sliced
  • 1/2 cup Italian flat leaf Italian parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay or Cajun seasoning
  • Lemon Wedges for squeezing
  • Recipe for Spicy Remoulaide in Recipe Notes


  • Preheat oven and a large cookie sheet at 400 degrees.
  • Add olive oil to a medium sized fry pan set at a medium heat.
  • Saute the medium sized onion, celery, garlic, capers, red pepper and 1 teaspoon salt until soft.
  • Set aside to cool slightly while chopping salmon.
  • Remove skin and coarsely chop salmon.
  • Place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the sauteed vegetable mixture, mayonnaise, mustard, egg, 1/2 cup of the panko bread crumbs, green onions, parsley, black pepper, Old Bay, and remaining 2 teaspoons salt.
  • Stir well and chill for an hour.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, shape into a patty with your hands and dip the top and bottom of the patty into a bowl with about 2 cups of panko bread crumbs.
  • Place on a piece of foil sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Your cookie sheet meanwhile should be in the oven preheating.
  • When the patties are formed, slide the foil with the patties onto the hot cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes and flip the patties.
  • Bake an additional 5-10 minutes and then broil for 2 minutes.
  • Cooking time can very if you prefer smaller or larger cakes.
  • Serve with Spicy Remoulade Sauce and lemon wedges.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 908mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.7mg