Don’t use a beautiful piece of fish to make salmon cakes
I love salmon cakes. For Christmas breakfast, I make salmon cakes topped with sliced avocado, a poached egg and a drizzle of Hollandaise sauce. On a weekday night, I throw together salmon cakes drizzled with parsley sauce served alongside crispy potatoes and steamed veg. There’s no wrong time.
Now, as much as I love salmon cakes, I can’t help but feel a little shameful when I take a beautiful salmon fillet and chop it up to make fish cakes. After all, there’s so much that one can do with a beautiful piece of salmon. To help satiate my craving for fish cakes and to alleviate my shame about waste, I decided to try my hand at making them with that poshest of humble things: salmon trimmings.
If you like to eat as sustainably as possible and hate food waste, then I highly recommend making fish cakes of any kind with leftover trimmings. If you’ve got a gentle hand and are vigilant with fish bones, then you are rewarded with moist salmon, soaked in that good omega-3 fat. If not, no problem. Just used canned salmon or fry up some fillets. This fish cake recipe is good both ways so the choice is yours.
Eat more salmon with these recipes:
The Perfect Crispy Skin Salmon Salad with Avocado
Salmon En Croute (Salmon in Puff Pastry)
I made this recipe twice and both times, it came out very good. I replaced celery leaves with Italian Parsley bc I did not have celery. But I think celery would nicer because it would give crunch texture.
Hi Coco. Thanks for the rave review! I made these cakes last night and I agree with you, they are very good.😀
Good on you for making salmon fish cakes from the trimmings. Too much food that can be made into delicious meals, is thrown away these days.
It was delicious
My first time making salmon cakes and this recipe nailed it. It’s easy to make and yummmmy!
My first time making salmon cakes and this recipe nailed it. I used the trimmings recipe, replaced the celery leaves with leeks because that’s what I had on hand. It’s easy to make and yummmmy!
This also works well with smoked salmon trim, available in many supermarkets. We put all the ingredients in blender, make patties, and either fry or grill. Both work.
Oh mylanta. Made this and served it with roast asparagus and a garlic caper butter sauce. HEAVEN.