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Asian Salmon Patties

The uncooked patties can be refrigerated, covered with plastic, up to one day.

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  • Servings: 4
Asian Salmon Patties

Source: Everyday Food, April 2004


  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless salmon fillet, finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 2 tablespoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Lime wedges, for serving (optional)
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 thinly sliced scallions
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine salmon, shallots, ginger, egg, crushed red pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper. Form mixture into eight 1-inch-thick patties, packing each firmly; transfer to a plate. Place in freezer until just firm, about 20 minutes.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon patties; cook until browned on both sides and just opaque throughout, 4 to 6 minutes per side, turning carefully. Serve with lime wedges and Sesame Mayonnaise, if desired.

  3. To make Sesame Mayonnaise: In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, scallions, lime juice, and sesame oil. Chill until ready to serve.

Cook's Note

Wrap the patties individually, and freeze up to two months; thaw before cooking.

Reviews (16)

  • filmbat 9 Jul, 2014

    Fantastic! I cut the salt to almost nothing and didn't miss it, added just a little bit of bread crumb because my salmon was very moist. Also, I added a little sesame oil to the pan while frying which may have been unnecessary but did add a nice, subtle flavor. These fried up beautifully and have wonderful flavor and texture despite there being so few ingredients.

  • amysue233 2 Mar, 2012

    We love this recipe! The 20 minutes in the freezer is key to them not falling apart. Do not be afraid of the fresh ginger, it is amazing!

  • mothra7 24 Aug, 2011

    I made these with wild salmon and they were delicious!
    I'll definitely make them again.

  • rejean 11 Mar, 2011

    I loved this recipe. I putted only 1 tablespoon of ginger and I added a bit of bread crumbs to help everything stick together.

  • osagej4 10 Mar, 2011

    UHM is it just me or is 1 TEASPOON OF SALT waaaay too much for this recipe!??!?!?

  • mitmer 26 Apr, 2010

    These are awful. I have a great family recipe for salmon patties that I make frequently. Compared to those, this one is horrible. I was told by my friends to stick with my recipe; That they never wanted to eat these again. They are much too salty, and would not hold together. Add another egg if you plan on trying these.

  • cerine 8 Apr, 2010


  • grannycooks 4 Apr, 2010

    Also, if you read the recipe it calls for uncooked salmon. As for canned salmon, I would imagine that you could use it.

  • grannycooks 4 Apr, 2010

    Could everyone PLEASE stop with the nutritional information requests. The comment section is for a review of the recipe. Go to the bottom of the page where it says 'help' and click on 'contact us'.

  • emmasyaya 2 Apr, 2010

    could we PLEASE get nutritional information on every recipe here???

  • pede42 2 Apr, 2010

    Do I use cooked or raw salmon?

  • poppy16 2 Apr, 2010

    how can I find nutritional information on a recipe

  • letterwoman 2 Apr, 2010

    I wonder if you could use canned salmon if you don't have fresh salmon.

  • ericasweets 2 Apr, 2010

    I will totally grill these! Yum.

  • poppy16 2 Apr, 2010

    how can I find nutritional information on a recipe

  • herbalderm 2 Apr, 2010

    anybody try these on the grill?

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