Recipe by Chef John
"I'm using canned salmon for this delicious recipe. Every grocery store carries it, and canned salmon is almost always wild salmon. I'm not going to go into the wild-versus-farmed salmon debate here, but wild is not only more eco-friendly, it tastes better and is more nutritious. You could use fresh cooked salmon for this recipe if you have leftovers, but since we are mixing this up with eggs and cracker crumbs, fresh salmon just isn't necessary, so why spend the extra cash?"
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1 (14.75 ounce) can
red salmon, skin and bone removed, drained and flaked
ground black pepper
bread crumbs, or as needed
Just tried this recipe. Husband and I both loved it! I think more on the bread crumbs and the oil and butter. Great and easy, even for the fish challenged.
This is my second time with this recipe! We love it. Very easy delicious too!
Easy and delicious. We used leftover copper river salmon, gluten free breadcrumbs from our local GF bakery, and alderwood smoked sea salt. Very tasty!
I love salmon cakes. I think this is the best I've ever had. I think without the capers it would have needed a little onion and dill. I was skeptical about the 1/2 tsp of cayenne, but I followed the recipe, and it was great. Thank you, thank you, thank you Chef John. Once again you've hit it out of the park.
I liked the basis of this but saltines are so unhealthy, I don't keep them in my house; just use bread crumbs? Also not nec to remove the bones, just mash them in. They contain a lot of calcium so why throw that goodness away.
Delish! I loved it as is, although my husband thought it was a little on the spicy side so may use a tiny bit less cayenne next time, but will definitely make again :) the capers were a nice flavour in there, enjoyed.
Great for left over salmon! I had just enough salmon to make these. I used panko breadcrumbs for the outside which gave it a nice crunch. Next time I think I would like to add some scallions. Definitely a keeper.
Chef John's recipe is very healthy indeed, but when I make these salmon cakes, I mince or finely chop up red and green bell peppers and onions to add a little more flavor. Enjoy!!!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Salmon Cakes
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 132
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