Salmon & Quinoa Fish Cakes


These delicious salmon fish cakes are a healthier option by being baked rather than fried. I used tinned wild red salmon but fresh salmon would work perfectly also. I served them with a tomato, red onion and avocado salsa.

The fish flavour is quite subtle as they are mixed with a bunch of wonderful flavours like sweet potato, quinoa, fresh herbs and lemon.

For a super healthy meal choice, these are wonderful served with a big salad or steamed vegetables. Don’t be afraid to eat these cold, they are just as good the next day!


Salmon & Quinoa Fish Cakes
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Serves: 8
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 418g tinned wild red salmon
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • Handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons spring onions, thinly chopped
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 356 Fahrenheit
  2. Add sweet potato to the oven and cook for around 45 mins or until soft. Stick a knife through it to check
  3. Add quinoa to boiling water and cook for around 10 mins. Strain and set aside
  4. Drain liquid out from tin of salmon and break it up with a fork until the salmon is in small pieces and a fine consistency
  5. Add the chilli flakes, parsley, coriander, pepper, chives, spring onions to the bowl along with the cooked quinoa
  6. Add the lemon zest & lemon juice and mix well
  7. Once the sweet potato has cooked, allow it to cool enough to remove the skin and add to the salmon mixture. Mix well to ensure it is evenly distributed throughout the mixture
  8. Crack an egg into the mixture and mix well to combine
  9. Shape mixture into eight patties about the size of your palm
  10. Add coconut oil to a skillet, add the patties and put in the oven. Cook for 10 minutes on each side

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  • Reply Anna September 9, 2014, 4:52 pm

    These were really delicious and the fresh herbs stood out. Very nourishing and makes a lot (11 patties). I wound up frying the second batch as the oven baking turned the first batch to mush when I tried to flip them. The kids liked them so we’ll be making them again soon. Thank you!

    • Reply Casey September 11, 2014, 1:08 pm

      So glad to hear you enjoyed them Anna! They work great fried, sometimes I do that also.

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