Chipotle Fish Cakes With Guacamole Salsa

READY IN: 1hr 25mins


  • 1
    tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 14
    cup vegetable oil
  • 1
    small onion, peeled and diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1
    red bell pepper, seeded and diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1
    tablespoon water
  • 3 -4
    slices soft bread such as challah
  • 1 12
    lbs cooked boneless meaty fish such as salmon, flaked
  • 4
    slices pickled jalapeno peppers, diced
  • 1
    tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 13
  • 1
    tablespoon dried chipotle powder
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 14
    teaspoon pepper


  • Heat one tablespoon of oil in a large non-stick skillet over high heat. Cook onion and bell pepper, stirring until onion is transparent, about 3 minutes. Lower heat to medium, add garlic and water, stirring constantly so garlic does not brown, about 1 minute.
  • In the work bowl of a food processor, process bread into fine breadcrumbs. There should be about one cup.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, gently combine 3/4 cup of the bread crumbs with the salmon, sauteed vegetables, jalapeno, cilantro, mayonnaise and seasonings. *(if you do not have chipolte seasoning, substitute with 1 tablespoon chili powder plus 2 teaspoons smoky barbecue sauce) Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate mixture for 30 minutes.
  • Form mixture into 2” fish cakes, there should be about 12 patties of the same size and thickness. Coat with reserved bread crumbs. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat remaining oil. Brown fish cakes 2 to 3 minutes per side, remove to a baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes until set. Serve warm with Avocado Salsa.
  • Make Avocado Salsa: In the work bowl of a food processor, pulse 1/4 onion, handfull of cilantro and 1/2 jalapeno pepper until finely chopped. Add 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, juice of half a lime juice, and 1 ripe chunked avocado. Pulse briefly until mixture is the consistency of chunky guacamole. Serve with any Tex-Mex recipe like Chipotle Fish Cakes.