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platter of salmon cakes with bowl of cilantro lime aioli

spicy salmon cakes + cilantro lime aioli

  • Author: Brittney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 salmon patties


spicy salmon cakes

  • salmon 1 lb (450 g)
  • salt to taste
  • panko ½ c (40 g)
  • cilantro, chopped ¼ c (15 g)
  • (leaves and small stems)
  • lime juice 1 tbsp
  • egg 1 large
  • chipotles in adobo, chopped 2 whole
  • (+ 2 tbsp sauce from can)
  • oil for frying

cilantro lime aioli

  • greek yogurt ½ c (120 g)
  • mayonnaise ¼ c (50 g)
  • garlic 2 cloves
  • lime juice 2 tbsp
  • cilantro ¼ c (15 g)
  • salt to taste


spicy salmon cakes

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F (220 C) and line a pan with foil.
  2. Season the salmon with salt and place on the prepared pan. Bake until just cooked to rare (an internal temperature of approximately 120 F or 50 C). Allow to cool slightly, discard the skin and flake the salmon into a large bowl.
  3. Add the panko, cilantro, lime juice, egg, chopped chipotles and 2 tablespoons of sauce from the can. Mix well and form into 8 patties.
  4. Heat enough oil to thinly coat the bottom of a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook each salmon patty for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Transfer the cooked salmon patties to a paper towel lined plate to absorb any excess oil.

cilantro lime aioli

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.

Keywords: spicy salmon cakes, fried salmon patties; spicy fish cakes, cilantro lime aioli