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Lemon Chive Salmon Cakes

Lemon Chive Salmon Cakes are a very simple and easy seafood recipe with flaky salmon pieces throughout, a crispy seasoned crust and a hint of lemon. Topped with healthy herby Greek yogurt dip these delicious pan-seared fish cakes make the perfect main dish or appetizer! Recipe includes step-by-step how to video.

Lemon Chive Salmon Cakes

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Lemon Chive Salmon Cakes are a very simple and easy seafood recipe with flaky salmon pieces throughout, a crispy seasoned crust and a hint of lemon. Topped with healthy herby Greek yogurt dip these delicious pan-seared fish cakes make the perfect main dish or appetizer! Recipe includes step-by-step how to video.

Lemon Chive Salmon Cakes

Lemon Chive Salmon Cakes

These salmon cakes or salmon patties as some call it are a delicious way to enjoy salmon in a fun and tasty way. The recipe calls for simple ingredients you probably already have on hand, and comes together literally and figuratively all in under an hour! Not to mention, they are a more cost effective option than the alternative sister recipe of crab cakes.

Here are some other reasons why I love these Lemon Chive Salmon Cakes:

  • Perfectly golden brown fish patties with a delicious tangy herby Greek yogurt dip
  • Great way to use up leftover cooked salmon
  • Bursting with flavour and isn’t packed with filler ingredients

Ingredients to Make Lemon Chive Salmon Cakes

  • Skinless Boneless Salmon Fillets
  • Celery
  • Shallots
  • Chives
  • Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Old Bay Seasoning or Seafood Seasoning
  • Lemon
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Zesty Herb Greek Yogurt Dip

  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Fresh Chives
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Lemon Juice
  • Salt & Pepper

How to Make Lemon Chive Salmon Cakes

1. Make Greek Yogurt Dip – in a medium serving bowl, add Greek yogurt, chives, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper, stir to combine and set aside.

2. Prep Ingredients – pat salmon dry with paper towels, then place on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife coarsely chop salmon into approx. 1/4-inch pieces, and set aside. Then finely chop (or use a food processor) celery, chives and grate shallots, then set aside.

3. Combine Ingredients in Bowl – add salmon, panko breadcrumbs, celery, chives, shallots, dijon mustard, mayonnaise, old bay seasoning, lemon juice, salt and pepper to a large bowl, then stir to combine.

4. Form Patties – using your hands, firmly press together and shape salmon mixture into 6-8 equal-sized, 1/2 to 1-inch-thick patties. Then heat olive in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. When hot, add patties and cook, carefully flipping once, until patties are cooked through, 2-3 min per side.

5. Garnish & Serve – dollop Greek yogurt dip over salmon cakes, garnish with lemon wedges for spritzing over, serve warm and enjoy.

Lemon Chive Salmon Cakes

Shallots vs. Onions

Shallots are very similar to the common onion in taste and appearance, however they are usually smaller, longer, slimmer and less pungent. If you don’t have shallots on hand, you can substitute with yellow onions, keeping in mind the proper ratios.

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Lemon Chive Salmon Cakes

Lemon Chive Salmon Cakes

Lemon Chive Salmon Cakes are a very simple and easy seafood recipe with flaky salmon pieces throughout, a crispy seasoned crust and a hint of lemon. Topped with healthy herby Greek yogurt dip these delicious pan-seared fish cakes make the perfect main dish or appetizer! Recipe includes step-by-step how to video.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizers & Starters, Fish & Seafood, Lunch, Main Dishes & Entrees
Servings 4 servings
Calories 462 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 pounds Salmon Fillets skinless, boneless, coarsely chopped
  • 2 stalks Celery finely chopped
  • 2 Shallots grated
  • 2 tbsp Chives finely chopped
  • 1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning or Seafood Seasoning
  • 1/2 Lemon freshly squeezed, plus more for serving
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil

Zesty Herb Greek Yogurt Dip

  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Chives finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a medium serving bowl, add Greek yogurt, chives, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper, stir to combine and set aside.
  • Pat salmon dry with paper towels, then place on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife coarsely chop salmon into approx. 1/4-inch pieces, and set aside. Then finely chop (or use a food processor) celery, chives and grate shallots, then set aside.
  • Add salmon, panko breadcrumbs, celery, chives, shallots, dijon mustard, mayonnaise, old bay seasoning, lemon juice, salt and pepper to a large bowl, then stir to combine.
  • Using your hands, firmly press together and shape salmon mixture into 6-8 equal-sized, 1/2 to 1-inch-thick patties. Then heat olive in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. When hot, add patties and cook, carefully flipping once, until patties are cooked through, 2-3 min per side.
  • Dollop Greek yogurt dip over salmon cakes, garnish with lemon wedges for spritzing over, serve warm and enjoy.

Notes

Finely Chop to Prevent from Breaking Apart – if not using a food processor, chop celery, shallots, chives and salmon pieces as small as possible to help prevent the cakes from breaking apart during the cooking process.
See detailed notes above for additional tips.

Nutrition

Calories: 462kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 42gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 308mgPotassium: 1070mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 372IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 133mgIron: 3mg
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2 Comments

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    Carita
    March 7, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    5 stars
    Made this for lunch as soon as this was posted on Instagram and omg, this is a serious flavor bomb! I just enough fluff and crunch and absolutely moist. Will be making this again!

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    Margrette
    March 7, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    5 stars
    Just saw this on your instagram and knew I wanted to try it right away. Oh it was so good. Thank you kindly.

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