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Baked Chipotle Salmon Cakes

Servings 5 cakes


  • 14.75 oz can of salmon picked through and crumbled *see other thoughts
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 onion diced (heaping 1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced (heaping 1/3 cup)
  • 1 Tbsp chipotle pepper in adobo sauce 1 pepper diced + some sauce
  • juice of 1 lime approx. 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs or unseasoned bread crumbs of your choice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil. Spray foil with avocado oil.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Note: a little warning - canned fish still has the bones. They are 100% edible but if that creeps you out (me too!) pick them out as you're flaking the fish into the bowl. Stir gently until combined evenly.
  • Form into 5 patties and place on your prepared baking sheet. Spray the top of each patty with avocado oil.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. Broil for a minute or two at the end to brown the tops. Use a metal spatula to remove from tray.


Other Thoughts:
  • More on canned fish - before you get scared and abort the salmon cake mission - most canned fish still have some bones and skin attached. You can absolutely eat this and if it doesn't bother you, throw it on in. More calcium! But, if you're a little leery of this, just pick off the skin and bones. It's easy and takes maybe a minute. <I would know because I'm in the creeped out camp>
  • If you can't get over the canned fish, make extra salmon and use the leftovers to make these cakes.
  • These save very well. Make them on sunday for 2-3 meals during the week.
Athletes: Eat a salmon cake + mixed greens salad + big old sweet potato for an anti-inflammatory recovery meal fit for a queen. <or king> As athletes, omega 3 may be a key factor to help you recover more quickly between workouts.
Healthy Eating: Make these 5 cakes. Eat one for dinner. Use two for lunches this week. Freeze two for lunch next week. And poof! You've got your omega 3's covered for 2 weeks! Pair with a veggie and complex carb for a balanced meal.
Kids: I made a couple mini salmon cakes for my daughter (22 months) and called them salmon nuggets. Worked like a charm. It did not however work like a charm for my son (3 1/2). He insisted he doesn't eat fish. You win some, you lose some. Just keep exposing them to new foods regardless of the outcome.