- 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) salmon, drained, bones and skin removed
- 1-1/2 cups soft whole wheat bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
- 1/2 cup egg substitute
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
- 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
- 3 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
- 1/4 teaspoon capers, drained
- 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
- Dash lemon juice
- In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. Place 1/3 cup salmon mixture into eight muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 10-15 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°.
- Meanwhile, combine the sauce ingredients. Serve with salmon. Yield: 4 servings.
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Reviews for Baked Salmon Cakes
"I made these as mini-muffins (24) for dinner last night. You don't need to worry about "skin & bones" because they mix-up very easily with a fork -- or use a mixer if you choose! I drained about 90% of the liquid off; but next time will incorporate all. I only had panko bread crumbs so that could be why they turned out a bit dry. Next time I will definitely use all the liquid and probably add a bit of sour cream and some sort of cheese to the mix as others have suggested. They easily came out of the mini-muffin tin after "resting" about 5 minutes & they were cooked for ~15 minutes."
"With reference to the last review by apsimon23--I have bought small cans of salmon from Sam's Club and there are absolutely no bones."
"Against my better judgment, I followed the recipe as is and used the canned salmon. What a pain! I couldn't possibly get all the tiny bones out and my family refused to touch it. If I ever try this again, it will be with the boneless salmon in the pouch. Not much more expensive and a whole lot less work."
"I loved the baked method. It's so much easier and healthier than frying, yet the cakes were still perfectly crispy on the outside."
"Very good. Used 2 eggs."
"Thanks for the info on the egg substitute."
"Can't rate this fairly since I haven't yet tried it. But thanks to lorrettaJ for stating that she used 2 eggs rather than egg substitute; otherwise, I would have passed this recipe by. It's much more helpful - and attractive to try - in my opinion, if contributors would state amounts that are equal to the substitute when they've substituted something. Thanks much, "lorrettaJ"!"
"This was delicious! My salmon-hater husband loved it. I didn't have fresh red pepper so I substituted jarred roasted red peppers. As many others said, I will double the sauce next time. This one is a keeper!"
"I left out the celery and capers (didn't have any), but otherwise made the recipe exactly as written. We liked these, and they're certainly diet-friendly if that's a concern for you. I baked them for the full 15 minutes; they were thoroughly cooked and the texture was good (definitely not dry**), but they didn't hold together very well when I removed them from the muffin tin ... maybe they could be baked longer, or maybe they need more egg or more bread ... I'm not exactly sure how to fix that issue, but will experiment. Also, the sauce was pretty skimpy for 4 servings so I doubled the sauce ingredients. **Those who thought the cakes were dry might have used commercially-packaged dry bread crumbs instead of the soft crumbs that are called for. If so, try cutting back the amount next time and see if that helps."