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!
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.
What is the best canned salmon?
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.
Can I bake salmon cakes?
Yes! I baked these 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 patties 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!
Salmon cakes using canned or fresh salmon 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 – see my 20-minute Salmon Quinoa Cakes recipe).
What goes with canned salmon? Try these recipes:
Old Bay Salmon Cakes
Kale & Salmon Caesar Salad | Budget Bytes
Salmon Macaroni Salad | Simply Recipes
Quick Lentil Salmon Salad | Eating Well
Hope everyone is having a great week!
- 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
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine ingredients in a large bowl. Gently form into 8 patties and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes in 375 degree oven. Broil for last 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve with squeeze of lemon.
Find more recipes to try on my Fish and Seafood Pinterest board.
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