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Salmon Cakes with Lemon-Herb Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 servings

Updated: Sep. 22, 2022
This recipe originally called for bread crumbs but I changed those to cornmeal so my family would like it better. Now they love it!


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 pouch (6 ounces) boneless skinless pink salmon
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, horseradish, lemon juice, thyme, salt and lemon-pepper. Cover and refrigerate. For salmon cakes, in a bowl, combine the salmon, mayonnaise, green onion, red pepper, bread crumbs, lemon juice, seasoned salt and cayenne. Shape into four balls; roll in cornmeal. Flatten balls into 3-in. patties.
  2. In a skillet, cook patties for 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and heated through. Serve with lemon-pepper sauce mixture.

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