Salmon cake recipe

salmon and scallion fish cakes

4 from 1 reviews

This is an easy, light and incredibly moist salmon cake recipe served with a spicy soy and tobanjan dipping sauce.


  • 1 medium potato (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 jalapeno (finely chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 thumb size ginger (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 pound boneless (skinless salmon)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 3 stalks scallions (finely chopped)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Easy Dipping Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons tobanjan
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Add potatoes to a pot filled with water and boil until cooked through (about 7-10 minutes).
  2. Drain, transfer potatoes to a bowl and mash using a potato masher or fork. Set aside and let cool to room temperature.
  3. In a pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, jalapeno, garlic, onion and ginger. Cook for a few minutes until onions are soft (about 4 minutes). Put in a bowl and let cool to room temperature.
  4. Chop salmon into small pieces (like a tartare), add to the bowl with the potatoes (ONLY when potatoes have cooled down, otherwise the heat will cook the salmon). Add cooled onion and jalapeno mixture, egg and bread crumbs and mix well.

Making salmon patties:

  1. Spoon some of the mixture into your hands and shape into patties about the size of your palm.
  2. Heat up the butter, olive oil until it bubbles and add patties (you may need to do this in batches. Do not overcrowd the pan). Cook each side for about 4 minutes, until patties are golden brown.
  3. Sprinkle scallions on top and serve with rice and soy dipping sauce.

Soy Dipping Sauce:

  1. Put all the ingredients for the sauce into a bowl and mix well. Serve.


You can store this salmon cake recipe in the fridge for 2-3 days.

This Salmon Cake Recipe Is:
Low in sodium
Low in sugar
High in manganese


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