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Moroccan Salmon Cakes with Garlic Mayonnaise

"This is a great alternative to the standard salmon patty recipe using couscous, spinach, and cumin for an exotic flavor."
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45 m servings 620 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 to 5 servings)


  • Calories:
  • 620 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 46.4 g
  • 71%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.4g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 28.8 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 178 mg
  • 59%
  • Sodium:
  • 950 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a small stainless steel or glass bowl, stir together mayonnaise, garlic, and paprika. Set aside.
  2. Prepare couscous according to package directions using the 2/3 cup of orange juice in place of water.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked couscous, red salmon, drained spinach, egg yolks, garlic, cumin, black pepper, and salt. Form into patties.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil and fry patties until golden brown turning once, about 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with garlic mayonnaise.

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FIVE STARS AND THEN SOME! This is absolutely perfect!! My meals are low-carb so I took a chance and left out the couscous. Great move on my part; these turned out fabulous! My other changes:...

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This recipe was a disaster!!! All of the cakes fell completely apart (and, yes, the oil was hot enough) and I ended up with a bowl of browned salmon cake hash instead of beautiful patties. :-(...

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FIVE STARS AND THEN SOME! This is absolutely perfect!! My meals are low-carb so I took a chance and left out the couscous. Great move on my part; these turned out fabulous! My other changes:...

These were SO good!!!!! I will be making them VERY often! The Garlic mayo wasn't for me however- next time I'll make some tzatziki. Thanks for this recipe! EDIT- I just made these again (a week ...

Excellent! I cut the recipe in half because I knew there's no way my husband is eating fish. I cut everything in halt exactly, except for the salmon I used a 6 oz. pouch (no draining) because ...

A really good recipe that can be a jump-off for other cakes of this type. We used fresh salmon instead of canned, one whole egg, a little less spinach, and added extra garlic to everything, as ...

amazing! these were easy to make and came out beautifully. I did use 2 whole eggs instead of just the yolks. I also used more olive oil than was called for because my cakes kept soaking it up...

Excellent! Even my picky sister loved these. I used fresh spinach cut up very small, and cut back to one large egg. I try to stay away from frying, so instead I baked them in muffin tins! Grease...

These were fantastic! My husband and I both loved them. I did add a bit of cayenne pepper to make it more spicy, but other than that, stuck to the recipe exactly. I chilled both the mayo & the ...

Well, here was my dilemma. I made the recipe completely to recipe, with the exception that I had some fresh salmon that a friend had caught, so I used that (after picking the bones out)> The pat...

We loved this recipe. Used left over salmon from the night before. The oj with the couscous was a great idea. I cooked up five patties and still had plenty left over to fill almost an entire ...