Thai Salmon Cakes

Easy Thai Salmon Cakes made with fresh baked salmon, sweet Thai chili sauce, garlic, ginger and fish sauce! These salmon patties are loaded with flavor and make a great appetizer or main dish!

If you like these salmon cakes try my Easy Teriyaki Salmon or my 20 Minute Honey Garlic Salmon!

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This Salmon Cake Recipe is loaded with so much flavor! To make them I use fresh flaked salmon, garlic, fish sauce, ginger and sweet thai chili sauce. I recommend using fresh salmon in this recipe but canned salmon can be used in a pinch. This recipe is a great way to use up leftover salmon!

I bake the salmon until it is fully cooked and tender. Once the salmon is cool I toss it will the rest of the ingredients and form my salmon patties. The salmon cakes then get cooked in a bit of oil until they are golden brown and crispy!

I like to serve these Easy Salmon Cakes with sesame seeds and green onions for garnish. I also like to serve extra sweet thai chili sauce on the side for dipping.

These fresh salmon cakes make a great appetizer or main dish served alongside rice and veggies.

Ingredients

  • Fresh salmon (make sure to pat the salmon dry with a paper towel if you are using thawed frozen salmon)
  • Green onions, garlic and ginger: Are what give these patties all of their flavor.
  • Eggs, mayonnaise and panko breadcrumbs: Act as the binder for these thai salmon cakes.
  • Sauces: Fish sauce and sweet thai chili sauce are added. Both can be found in the international isle in the grocery store or at your local farmers market.

How to make Thai salmon cakes

  • Bake the salmon: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place the salmon on a baking sheet and cook for 10-15 minutes until the salmon is cooked through.
  • Make salmon patties: Meanwhile while the salmon is cooking add green onions, egg, panko breadcrumbs, fish sauce, mayonnaise, sweet thai chili, ginger and garlic to a large bowl, set aside. When the salmon is cool flake with a fork and add to the large bowl. Mix well to combine. Form into 1/2 inch patties.
  • Brown salmon patties: Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet. Working in batches add the salmon cakes and cook until browned on both sides and crispy, 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Serve: Immediately with sweet thai chili sauce for dipping and sesame seeds and green onions for garnish, if desired.

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What to serve with Thai Salmon Cakes

Side dishes

Sauces

I always have to have lots of sauces for dipping! I love serving this with thai chili sauce, sriracha mayo (1 cup mayo to 2 tablespoons sriracha), or a lemon aioli.

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Thai Salmon Cakes

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Thai Salmon Cakes made with fresh salmon, sweet thai chili sauce, ginger and fish sauce!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh salmon (you can used canned in a pinch or leftover salmon)
  • 2 green onions white parts only
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons mayonaisse
  • 1/4 cup sweet thai chili
  • 3/4 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic minced
  • oil for cooking
  • sesame seeds for garnish if desired
  • green onions for garnish if desired
  • sweet thai chili sauce for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place the salmon on a baking sheet and cook for 10-15 minutes until the salmon is cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile while the salmon is cooking add green onions, egg, panko breadcrumbs, fish sauce, mayonnaise, sweet thai chili, ginger and garlic to a large bowl, set aside.

  4. When the salmon is cool flake with a fork and add to the large bowl. Mix well to combine.
  5. Form into 1/2 inch patties.
  6. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet.
  7. Working in batches add the salmon cakes and cook until browned on both sides and crispy, 2-3 minutes per side.
  8. Serve immediately with sweet thai chili sauce for dipping and sesame seeds and green onions for garnish, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Thai Salmon Cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 361mg16%
Potassium 617mg18%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Easy Recipe, Salmon, Seafood, Thai Salmon Cakes

 

 

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  • Roseanne d

    Made this with leftover salmon… I will NEVER throw away leftovers again. This was AMAZING

  • Kelley Caylor

    Hi Kelley, I have never met someone who spells their name the same as I with the ey at the end. I was wondering if the first thai chili is actually chili peppers chopped up or the sauce? I am going to try this recipe soon.

  • Hi Kelley,

    It is so rare to find someone with the same spelling of our names! That’s awesome!

    As for the thai chili it is the thai chili sauce that you find in international isle of the grocery store.

    Thanks & Enjoy!

    Kelley

  • Kelley Caylor

    I just made this tonight and it was so delicious! I bought 10 pounds of salmon fresh caught by a local fisherman who goes to Alaska a couple times a year. I am always looking for yummy ways to cook salmon, and this one is a keeper. I’m wondering if there is a healthier way to make Thai chili sauce without all the preservatives.

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