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Cajun Baked Salmon Cakes

Baked salmon cakes with Cajun spices are great for lunches or a light dinner. This is one of the easy salmon recipes that my family begs me to make!
Cajun Baked Salmon Cakes - great for lunches or dinner. I love making these for meal prep and having them ready all week. Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

I was introduced to baked salmon cakes long ago, by my husband and his family. Did anyone else grow up eating these? I did not, but I have a feeling if I made these for my parents and grandparents, they would love them. Canned salmon isn’t something I typically pick up at the grocery store, but I always grab it at Costco. It’s a great deal for a 6 pack and I have found the quality of it is very good.

For the best health benefits from the salmon, make sure to look for wild salmon. I like Bear & Wolf brand, though recently, I’ve been getting the Kirkland brand and it’s great to use in the Cajun baked salmon cakes.

My daughter and I made these baked salmon cakes recently. I switched up my typical Old Bay seasoning to a Cajun seasoning and they were delicious. I was so happy because my daughter loved them too and asked for them in her lunchbox. I also baked them instead of pan frying and they came out great. You don’t have to bake them long at all, just about 10 minutes with a few extra minutes under the broiler. Definitely a quick, economical and healthy meal.

The baked salmon cakes can be made ahead for meal prep, and for quick lunches too.

I don’t even heat them up sometimes – just grab and go. Great source of protein!

Cajun Baked Salmon Cakes - great for lunches or dinner. I love making these for meal prep and having them ready all week. Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

Salmon cakes are very easy to put together, just combine all the ingredients in a bowl and gently form into patties. I always like to add a little onion and bell pepper to mine, along with a little panko (cooked quinoa would be a great sub for the panko).

Cajun Baked Salmon Cakes - great for lunches or dinner. I love making these for meal prep and having them ready all week. Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

Hope everyone is having a great week!

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Cajun Baked Salmon Cakes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 6oz cans wild salmon, boneless and skinless
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • additional salt and pepper (if your cajun seasoning is low salt)
  • 3/4 cup panko

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine ingredients in a large bowl. Gently form into 8 patties and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes in 375 degree oven. Broil for last 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Serve with squeeze of lemon.

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More uses for canned salmon:

Salmon-Quinoa Cakes

Old Bay Salmon Cakes

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Salmon Macaroni Salad | Simply Recipes

Quick Lentil Salmon Salad | Eating Well

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6 Responses to “Cajun Baked Salmon Cakes”

  1. Donna burrows posted November 10, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Just wondering what size cans of salmon u use for the Cajun salmon cakes.. They sound delish!!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 10, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      I’m so glad you asked! 6 oz cans. I am going to update the recipe 🙂
      Thank you!

  2. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted November 13, 2016 at 8:15 am

    I am imagining a couple of these salmon cakes with a fresh fall salad. Thanks, Aggie – hope you’re having a great fall!

  3. Bethany @ athletic avocado posted November 13, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    YUM! These salmon cakes look super tasty and perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner!

  4. Courtney posted November 19, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Mmmm these salmon cakes look delicious! I definitely am going to have to make them this week. Check out my latest salmon recipe at https://courtneylivin.wordpress.com/2016/11/19/super-delicious-atlantic-salmon/

  5. Alma @ Writer India posted November 22, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Yummy! These salmon cakes appearance incredibly tasty and perfect for a quick and very easy weeknight supper! I absolutely am going to need to make them today.

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