Salmon Fishcakes Recipe

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This salmon fishcakes are so yummy!  Made with fresh salmon, they will literally melt in your mouth!

If you are trying to get more fish into your diet, this is a perfect recipe to add to your kitchen repertoire!  Salmon fish cakes are amazing served with mashed potatoes or green salad.


1 lb salmon fillets
1 egg
1 onion, minced
2 tbsp flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tbsp oil


Grind the salmon in the food processor.  Mix with minced onion, egg, flour, salt and pepper until combined.

Heat some oil in the non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.  Form the salmon mixture into patties and put on a frying pan.  Cook for 7 minutes, then flip the patties and cook for another 7 minutes (until cooked through).

Serve with cocktail sauce (a.k.a “shrimp sauce”) for dipping.

Here’s the picture of salmon fishcakes served with quinoa with raisins side dish – check out my quinoa recipe with raisins.

salmon fishcakes with quinoa

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  1. These sound delicious! We’re having a salmon recipe contest and giving the creator of the best recipe 15 lbs. of wild salmon (three 5 pound shipments throughout the summer). If you’d like to enter this recipe (or another favorite), check it out at

  2. Hi Melanie, I am so excited to have so many yummy new fish recipes. I think I can successfully add more fish to my diet and actually enjoy it. Would you please consider adding a Tartar Sauce recipe? My Mom use to make this chunky tartar sauce that was so delicious and not tons of mayo. I know it had onions in it but I don’t know what else. Thank you

  3. Hi Kathy,
    I never made tartar sauce, but as far as I know it’s a mixture of mayo, grated onion and sweet pickle relish. When I make it, I’ll surely post the recipe, thanks for the suggestion!

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