Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
These are amazing. My husband couldn't believe I made them the first time we ate these. These are truly restaurant quality and so easy too! This recipe was given to me by an online friend.
- 1 (14 ounce) can salmon (boneless or skinless)
- 1⁄4 cup low-fat mayonnaise (I like Hellmann's Just 2 Good)
- 1⁄4 cup plain breadcrumbs
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons wasabi (!!)
- 1 teaspoon tamari or 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1⁄4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
- extra breadcrumbs
- cooking spray
- Mush the top ingredients together in a big bowl; Adding extra breadcrumbs till the texture is workable.
- Roll into balls and flatten into patties.
- Press the patties into the extra breadcrumbs.
- Spray tops with Pam, flip and spray bottoms.
- Cook in large skillet over medium-high heat until nice and brown and firm to the touch.
- You can use the same technique with Tuna.
- I like that to have an italian flavor, so I take out the wasabi and soy and add basil and oregano and shredded mozzarella.
- They are great with pasta sauce.
Excellent recipe. I microwaved a large salmon fillet instead of using canned salmon. I left out the red bell peppers since I didn't have any. And instead of spraying the patties with Pam, I put about 1/4 cup of olive oil in my frying pan. I worked in two batches and each took about 7 minutes. They were very flavorful but only mildly spicy (more wasabi powder would be in order for those who like it hot). I enjoyed the fritter-like texture/consistency. What an all around delicious treat--thanks for posting this!
These are pretty tasty salmon cakes; however, I'm not sure if they would have been even better had the directions been clearer. I doubled the recipe, using two 5-oz. well-drained cans of boneless, skinless salmon, which size was never indicated. I used wasabi paste in a tube (wasn't sure if I was supposed to use this or wasabi powder). I used rice vinegar and tamari. The mixture ended up being very wet, so I had to add some more breadcrumbs (for a total of about 3/4 cup). The mixture was still not so workable, but I didn't want to add more breadcrumbs, since they would be coated in them as well. I originally used too much of the mixture to roll into balls and eventually realized I needed to use a smaller amount and just gently flatten it. I pressed the patties into some panko, which gave them a nice crunch, and ended up using safflower oil to fry them in, as they were getting too dry. I think these would benefit greatly from some type of condiment or sauce to serve them with. The flavor was very tasty and the wasabi was present, but not overwhelming. I would definitely like to play with this recipe again. Thanks for sharing!
I really enjoyed these, but the recipe needs to be more clear as to what size to use for the can of salmon. I used a 5 oz can, which was NOT enough, so I had to add a lot more bread cumbs and still had trouble forming the patties. Next time I will use at least 2 cans of salmon, and will try panko instead of bread cumbs.