Salmon Cakes & Aioli


It’s Friday and if you’re like me, I try to spend as little time as possible  in the kitchen.  Traditionally speaking Friday is fish day, so I figure I’d share this easy recipe with you.  A while back I posted my recipe for Salmon cakes, and I normally have them with a salad.  Lately, I’ve been wanting to try them with a cream sauce to make a delicious Salmon burger.  After trial and error, I found the right aioli to dress my burger.  First let’s re-visit the salmon cake recipe:

Salmon Cake

1 16oz can of Alaskan Salmon  (I use Kirkland brand at Costco – already deboned)

1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper

1/4 cup chopped onion

2 1/2 tblspn Ole Bay Seasoning

1/3 tsp garlic powder

1/3 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp of paprika

1/4 tsp black pepper

4 lrge eggs well beaten

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

In a medium mixing bowl, empty entire contents of salmon (do not drain).  Remove bone cartilage. Flake the contents and add the spice ingredients along with peppers and onions.  Stir until all is blended.  Lastly, add well beaten eggs to the batter.  The batter should have a very loose consistency (if not – add another beaten egg). In a medium frying pan coat the bottom with olive oil to about 1/4 inch.  Heat oil for frying (careful not to burn oil).  Scoop out batter and place into pan ( I use an ice cream scooper because it makes the perfect size pattie) and gently pat down to form pattie.  Fry until the edges begin to brown.  Flip and continue to fry until the other side is browned.  Remove and repeat with the remaining batter adding olive oil as needed.  Set aside and keep warm


1 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise

1 1/2 tblspn lemon juice

1 1/2 tbspn dijon mustard

1 tblspn sweet relish

1 tsp dried tarragon

1 small clove of garlic (minced) or (1/4 tspn garlic powder)

Put all ingredients into a small mixing bowl and stir to blend together.

For making a burger, use Aioli instead of mayonnaise, top with romaine lettuce and tomato – or simply use it as a topping for your salmon cakes. Either way, it’s going to be delicious.


Serve warm and enjoy… mmmmm.. don’t they look scrumptious..  🙂


As always, Cooking is easy with “TLC” – TwinsLuvCooking!


3 thoughts on “Salmon Cakes & Aioli

  1. I haven’t had a salmon cake in just about forever. I remember my mother would make them from the can a long time ago. Then she started to make them while they were fresh. Oh this looks so good. And I had no idea Costco sells it. I may have to search for them when I go shopping next week. See, that’s why I love coming here.

    Kia / KTS

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