Easy Grilled Salmon Cakes



Grilled Salmon Cakes

This is for the grill pan or the grill.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people


For the salmon cake:

  • .60 lb salmon fillet
  • 10 Saltine crackers smashed to crumbs
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • chives to garnish

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives


  1. Poach the salmon in barely simmering water, about 8 minutes. 

  2. When the tip of the knife can pierce the fish easily, it’s cooked.
  3. Scrape off the flesh from the skin. Place the salmon in a bowl and continue to flake with a fork.
  4. Add the cracker crumbs, pepper, egg, oil and lemon juice, combine and flake with a fork.

  5. Form the mixture into 4 patties.

  6. Put the oil in a hot grill pan and fry the patties, about 3 minutes per side. These should be firm enough to put on a BBQ but if there is any doubt, use a fish basket or heavy duty aluminum foil to line the grill.

  7. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce: Mayonnaise, Dijon, chives, lemon juice and pepper.

  8. Sauce the plate and add the grilled salmon cakes.

Recipe Notes

The patties will be slightly wet. That's okay as they will tend to be more moist.


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