Spicy Salmon Cakes / Sweet Red Pepper Sauce

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by TNTDynomite

This is an awesome recipe, I love to fix this with left over salmon. Sometimes the local butcher has a killer sale on salmon, so I'll pick up some extra and make up a batch of these. They have a sligt kick to them that can be adjusted to your personal taste by adjusting the amount of Cayenne pepper.

Top Review by tara portee

In really liked the roasted red pepper sauce. I wouldn't use the whole cup of mayo, 1/2 cup is plenty. I only used 1 tablespoon sugar, I think the 2 Tablespoons would have been too sweet. The salmon cakes themselves were good as well. I got whimpy with the cayenne and only used 1/4 teaspoon, I think the 1/2 would have been better.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Salmon Cakes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried mustard
  • 12 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 12 lbs salmon, cooked and flaked
  • 1 12 cups seasoned bread crumbs, divided
  • 14 cup mayonnaise, divided
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 12 cups vegetable oil (for frying, approx)
  • Sweet Red Pepper Sauce

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 14 cup roasted red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and celery.
  3. Saute until soft, about 5 minute Add dried mustard and cayenne.
  4. Mix well and saute for 2 additional minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  6. In a large bowl, combine onion mixture, salmon, 3/4 cup of bread crumbs, 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, egg, salt and pepper.
  7. Mix well and form into 10-12 patties about 1/2" thick.
  8. Coat each patty with the remaining bread crumbs.
  9. Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  10. When hot, add patties in batches and fry until golden brown (about 3 min per side).
  11. Drain patties on paper towels.
  12. Cover and place in a warm oven until ready to serve.
  13. To make the sweet red pepper sauce, combine 1 cup of mayo, 1/4 cup of roasted red peppers, 1 tablespoon of lime juice and 2 tsp of sugar in a blender.
  14. Blend until smooth.

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