Asian Salmon Cakes

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Today I am sharing Asian-inspired salmon cakes that can be made into large cakes for a main dish or small cakes for an appetizer to share with friends. They come together quickly so you can have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes.
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Fish cakes are one of my favorite ways to eat seafood, especially when said seafood is leftover. I used to think fish the next day was just not very appetizing (i.e. too fishy!), but then one day I turned our leftovers into fish cakes, and I have never looked back.

For another favorite, make this Homemade Lo Mein!

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  1. I was not a fan and I like a lot of Lisa’s recipes. Not even good enough for me to eat a whole one. My boyfriend found it edible though. All of the Asian ones I have found on this site have missed the mark, this included. I don’t think I did anything wrong…just not exploding with a lot of flavor, Asian or otherwise and I even added salt and pepper, which it didn’t even call for. Looking back, I wish I would have added garlic. Definitely needed.

  2. I have made these twice and double the recipe the second time. They are the moistest salmon cakes I’ve ever made!

  3. These look great and sounds absolutely delicious. I’ve never thought to use sour cream to hold fish cakes together. Great idea! Will have to give this a try.

  4. 5 stars
    Tried this recipe tonight & it was AWESOME!! I’m not much on seafood but loved salmon patties as a child so I gave it a try! Since I’m not very experienced in cooking fish, I subbed canned salmon, and they were great! My 3 year old even tried them!

      1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

        Hi there. We’ve not tried that substitution but let us know if you give it a shot. These can be frozen. :)

  5. 5 stars
    These were such a hit in my house. My husband loved them and my 16 month old gobbled them up – all of them – no leftovers last night! Thanks for all of your amazing recipes – its my go to for dinner time :)

  6. Hi Lisa,
    Love the recipe! Also, you can mix leftover fish with mayonnaise (add onions, garlic, chopped herbs, etc) to make filling for sandwiches too!

  7. 5 stars
    I made these tonight and they were awesome. So much better than the salmon patties from my childhood. My one year old couldn’t get enough!

  8. These look so good. Can’t wait to try them. I love crab cakes and am almost positive I will love these. Salmon is my mom favorite fish. I will have to make them when I have my parents over for dinner.

  9. Please forgive me if this has been answered and I missed it, but I wondered if you have baked these before rather than sautéed. If so, at what temperature and for how long? I made up a double batch to cook tonight, would love to have them all baking at the same time so I can be hands-free for something else.

    Thank you so much for a wonderful website! You have helped me get foods into my kids that I didn’t think I could. :-)

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi SB. Sorry, we are rarely able to answer recipe questions in real time. We’ve not tried baking this recipe. If you do/did, let us know how they turned out for you. :)

  10. You people afe nuts to use any food from the western Pacific or from China!
    if the poison and pollution don’t get you, the radiation will!

  11. 5 stars
    Really, really good. My local fish vendor sells pieces of salmon for significantly less $. It’s perfect for these!

  12. Could canned organic salmon be used in this recipe? If it can be used, would I just buy enough cans to equal 16 ounces of meat? Thank you!

  13. We all love these! My 3-year-old and 1-year-old included. I substituted mayo for the sour cream because that’s what I had. And I served them for dinner when we had professional chefs for company–my guests asked for the recipe!

  14. Hello. I am new to this web site, my daughter Ashley just gave birth to a healthily baby boy, he is now 5 months, and ashley is nursing, her diet is a extremely important part of her life,so this web site is a great source of info.

    I have problems with wheat, i like your fish cake recipe, when i was a young lacy, my uncle made fish cakes,
    He used mashed potatoes instead of bread crumbs, try it you will love the texture .and if you have gluten issues,the potatoes,wont hurt you.

  15. 5 stars
    I just made these and they were amazing! I only had regular sesame oil so I used a 1/4 tsp, but I think I’ll use a 1/2 tsp next time b/c I love sesame oil. I usually make the Barefoot Contessa’s Salmon Croquettes and was nervous to try a different recipe, but this was fantastic!!

  16. 5 stars
    I made this tonight, and it was great! I used Trader Joe’s canned wild pink salmon, and it worked very well. Thank you for another great recipe!