Salmon and Shrimp Cakes from Chef Bubba Recipe -
Salmon and Shrimp Cakes from Chef Bubba Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Salmon and Shrimp Cakes from Chef Bubba

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"This is a salmon and shrimp cake with great extras. You'll enjoy them."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking sheet.
  2. In a medium skillet over medium low heat, cook and stir shrimp and red bell pepper until shrimp is partially cooked. Remove from heat, and set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in the skillet over medium heat, and cook salmon just until no longer pink. Remove from heat, cool, and finely chop.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix whole wheat bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, black pepper, basil, and thyme. Stir in shrimp, red bell pepper, salmon, remaining olive oil, chives, and jalapeno. Thoroughly blend eggs and cream cheese into the mixture.
  4. Divide the mixture into about 4 patties 3/4 inch thick, and arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 06, 2006

Finally got around to rating this again having made the recipe as is. These are just awesome in every way. The patties are very generously sized and very filling. This recipe is in our permanent five star file. :-)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 14, 2007

Not sure who the Chef Bubba is that submitted this recipe, but the recipe in Ladies Home Journal, June 2007, for Uncle Bubba's Crab Cakes shared by Earl "Bubba" Heirs, co-owner and chef of Uncle Bubba's Oyster House sounds much better. I say that only because they are fried in oil and butter. I think this recipe would be much better if fried in a pan instead of baked. Healthier baked, but they were to dry for me. As another reviewer said, 450 maybe is to hot.

Mar 19, 2005

Oh, bubba! These were so yummy!The only thing i changed was a rib of celery in place of the jalapeno....but man-oh-man were these good. Just one thing though..... 4 patties? I made 6 ENORMOUS patties (2-3 times the size of normal crab cakes) thanks for sharing them :-)

Mar 09, 2008

sorry, but i didn't make this exactly as written; i omitted things i didn't think i'd care for. none the less...these cakes were FANTASTIC! i omitted: basil, thyme, chives and jalapeno; substituted panko for bread crumbs and for the parmesan cheese - i used the stuff in the green cannister... i thought about adding some garlic salt but i'm glad i trusted my instincts - the cheese made it salty enough. early in the day i cooked up the shrimp, red peppers and salmon - so quick! cooled them down in fridge in a gallon sized freezer bag. later in the day i didn't have time to soften cream cheese so i used a rubber spatula and creamed it together w/egg; added panko and parmesan cheese. broke up salmon right in closed plastic storage bag and then folded it into the cream cheese egg mixture. i had a girls' night out last night so i told my husband to just ice cream scoop onto baking pan, pat down and bake at 400 for 20-30 minutes. he made a mixture of sweet chili sauce & mayo to serve w/the cakes...mmmmm delish! i had the leftovers for lunch today. the whole family agrees....FIVE STARS! thank you for sharing, bubba!!!

Jun 30, 2007

Phenomenal, I will make it a regular meal at my house! I once had some Crab Jalapeno Bites at Phillips Seafood that were phenomenal and I've thought of them ever since - these were just like them! I followed the recipe exactly (even measured) but didn't have whole wheat bread crumbs or chives so I used italian crumbs and red onion. I baked at 400 for 30-35 min based on other reviews which seemed perfect. Next time I would chop the shrimp to marble-size chunks (bigger than I did) to add variety to the texture. I like making this with leftover salmon and frozen cocktail/salad shrimp as a shortcut. A nice chopper (like Pampered Chef) also makes this very quick and easy.

Mar 18, 2007

I am constantly trying to come up with new seafood recipes for my boyfriend and i to enjoy (he can only eat halal meat, which is hard to get where I live, so the easiest is to cook seafood). When i served these to him last weekend, he told me that he was never eating seafood outside my house at a restaurant again! My family and i loved them also. I did make a few changes though... Used tinned red salmon (i know! fresh is better but salmon in Australia at the moment is more that $30 per kilo), i didnt use red bell papper because i dont like the taste( used red onion instead and i used jarred jalepeno(cant get fresh here). They were still amazing! Also served with Tartare Sauce I from this site... also amazing! Thanks Bubba

Oct 13, 2004

This recipe was great!!! Everyone loved it!! Instead of jalapenos I added chopped celery, and onions. They were fabulous!

Oct 05, 2010

These were really good! I didn't have shrimp, so I just used precooked salmon. I also didn't have bread crumbs, so I just added crushed Ritz crackers. We ate leftover as sandwiches (placed cake between a few pieces of bread).


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  • Calories
  • 778 kcal
  • 39%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 333 mg
  • 111%
  • Fat
  • 49.9 g
  • 77%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 52.4 g
  • 105%
  • Sodium
  • 749 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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