Pacific Coast Salmon Cakes with Wasabi Aioli

Makes: 8 large or 24 small - Cooking Method: Bake, Stovetop or Grill - Total Time: 30 minutes

These Salmon Cakes are so versatile! Diced salmon mixed with shallots, Dijon, Worcestershire and a hint of cayenne. Mixture is rolled into a log so that you just slice and bake. Can be cut smaller for a bite-sized sensation or the whole slice can be served for a light meal or a grilled burger. The wasabi aioli finishes off the delicacy.

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Make a double batch. Form one batch into a log and freeze. When you need a fast meal or company comes, simply slice and bake. Large slices can be served for brunch, lunch or a light dinner and grilled as an alternative to a burger or small slices can be used as an appetizer or hors d'ouerve.
Nutritional Information for small cake with no topping.


Salmon, no skin, cut into 1/4 inch cubes - 1 lb.

Worcestershire Sauce - 1 tsp
Cayenne – 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice – 1 Tbsp
Shallots, cut into a small dice – 2 Tbsp
Mayonnaise – 3 Tbsp
Dijon Mustard – 2 tsp
Bread Crumbs – 1/2 cup
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Mayonnaise - 1 cup
Wasabi Paste - 1 1/2 tsp (start with 1 tsp and then determine if you want it hotter)
Shallots, small dice - 1/2 cup


1. In a small bowl, mix: 1 cup mayonnaise, wasabi paste and 1/2 cup small-diced shallots. Set aside.

2. In medium-sized bowl, mix all remaining ingredients and roll into a log that is approximately 2 1/2 inches thick. Cover with plastic wrap and place in freezer for 5-10 minutes to firm.

3. Slice salmon log into cakes or roll salmon balls into desired size and flatten to form small cakes.

For Stovetop: Heat 3 Tbsp of Olive Oil on medium-high heat in a skillet large enough to hold the cakes. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes on the first side and about 1 to 2 minutes on the other or until crispy brown on the outside and just cooked through.

For Oven: Place cakes on cookie tray and spray with cooking spray. Place in 350 degree oven and bake for 8 minutes per side until firm, cooked through and starting to brown.

For Grill: Spray grill racks with cooking spray or olive oil to prevent burgers from sticking. Start grill on medium high heat. Place salmon burgers on prepared grill and grill for 6-8 minutes per side until firm, cooked through and starting to brown.

4. Top cooked cakes with wasabi aioli and enjoy!

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