Lemon Garlic Salmon Cakes
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5 from 3 votes

Lemon Garlic Alaska Salmon Cakes

Enjoy these easy-to-make Lemon Garlic Alaska Salmon Cakes as an appetizer or the main meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizers, Main Dish
Cuisine: Seafood
Servings: 7 cakes
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Lauren


Lemon Garlic Alaska Salmon Cakes

  • 2 6 oz Alaska salmon fillets * I use Sockeye
  • salt and pepper * to taste
  • 3/4 Cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teasoon paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 egg


  • 1/4 Cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  • PREP: if you are using fresh salmon, you will need to season it with salt and pepper, cook it, let it cool, and shred it before beginning this recipe.
  • Combine the shredded salmon , bread crumbs, onion powder, paprika, garlic, lemon zest, and egg in a medium size bowl.
  • Form 6-7 salmon cakes by taking a handful of the mixture and squeezing it into a tight ball (this will help it bind together).  Flatten slightly until it's about a 1/2-inch thick and shape the edges into a circle. You may need to add a few drops of water or lemon juice if the cakes are too dry to hold together.
  • To cook, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Cook the salmon patties for about 4 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  • To make the aioli, combine the mayonnaise, garlic, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a small bowl.  Whisk until well combined.
  • Serve the salmon cakes along side the aioli.


Nutritional Information per Serving: 181 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 10g carbohydrates (2g fiber, 1g sugar), 12g protein
** nutritional information is an estimate and will vary depending on the brands you use and any alterations you make to the recipe.