I love salmon, but not what it does to my wallet. Luckily these easy salmon patties are delicious, and are made with frozen salmon. You won’t be bankrupt at the end of the meal! They are also naturally gluten-free. You can pair it with any gluten-free side dish for a complete meal. Win win!
Use frozen salmon to make easy salmon patties
There is another reason why I love to use frozen salmon… you can mince it really easily with just your chef knife! I let the salmon thaw about half way and go at it with my knife until it is a nice mince.
If you have ever tried cutting raw salmon, you know that it is really tricky. Getting it into little pieces would most likely leave me in pieces and swapping out dinner for a chocolate fudge sundae.
By adding lots of fresh ingredients like cilantro, red peppers, red onion, and garlic you are guaranteed to avoid any extra fishiness that comes along with most frozen salmon. If you are a spicy kind of person, I would highly recommend adding some jalepeño to the party.
Salmon Patties without breadcrumbs
The patties get their shape from two binding ingredients: egg and masa. I like using masa or corn meal when making any type of patty instead of breadcrumbs.
Many recipes call for breadcrumbs, however I generally have to stay away from them because most of the pre-made ones aren’t allergy friendly. And sometimes when you use breadcrumbs the patties become too bulky and flat in flavor.
Serving easy Salmon Patties
These salmon patties are not picky about what they are served with. They make excellent salmon burgers paired with any gluten-free buns of choice or if gluten is not an issue for you, my homemade whole wheat buns.
I ate these as salmon burgers before running my fastest half marathon, pretty much they are a power food! But most of the time I’m not carbo-loading, so we serve the patties over a fresh salad with either guac, chipotle quark, mango salsa, or all three! And maybe just maybe some sweet potato oven fries!
Seriously, what better way to get some omega-3s without breaking the bank! Also, you can double the recipe and freeze the patties for another time. Woohoo for meal planning/leftovers/one meal in the freezer = one night of not stressing over dinner.Print
Easy Salmon Patties are a great way to use frozen salmon. Full of flavor from garlic, onion, cilantro and jalapeño. Salmon patties are great alone or on a bun quickly transforming into a delicious salmon burger!
- 400g Frozen Salmon – minced
- 2 tbsp Red Onion – finely chopped
- 1/3 cup Red Pepper – finely diced
- 1 Clove Garlic – minced
- 2 tbsp Cilantro – finely chopped
- 1 tsp Jalapeño – finely chopped (optional)
- 1 tsp Mustard
- 1 Egg
- 1/3 cup Masa (corn flour)
- Dash of salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp Canola Oil
- Let your salmon thaw half way and then mince it, leaving some chunkier pieces for texture.
- In a large bowl mix salmon, red onion, red pepper, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno, mustard, egg, masa, salt and pepper. Combine well.
- Make patties! The mixture is sticky, and you can cover the patties in Masa if you want a more ‘held together patty’, if not they will be more rustic. I can get 6-8 patties out of this it depends on what size you feel like. (I will make the patties and put them directly in the hot pan)
- In a large nonstick pan add oil and heat. Once the pan is hot, you can feel the heat when hovering your hand one centimeter over the surface, add patties and cook for roughly 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
- They will be crispy on the outside with a soft centre.
- Serving Size: 1
Kortney is your typical atopic triad! She manages asthma, eczema, environmental and food allergies. Kortney is a co-creator of the online community Allergy Travels and co-host of The Itch Podcast. She wants to spread joy in a community that can easily see the hard side of life with atopic disease and believes that you can have a full life with food allergies, it may just be lived a little differently!