Smoked Salmon Cakes with Dill Mayonnaise

by liliana
Smoked Salmon Cakes with Dill Mayonnaise

Looking for a delicious, yet easy-to-make, appetizer? Look no further than smoked salmon cakes! Smoked salmon cakes are simple and only require a few ingredients. Plus, the results are sure to impress your guests. So, give this recipe a try next time you’re looking for something tasty to snack on!

How to make Smoked Salmon Cakes

Salmon cakes are one of my favorite things to make. They are simple, easy, and always delicious. In this blog post, I am going to show you how to make smoked salmon cakes. These salmon cakes are perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner. So, let’s get started!

Smoked Salmon Cakes with Dill Mayonnaise

Smoked Salmon Cakes

Serves: 6 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 195 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 1 lb Smoked salmon skin removed and flaked
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Finely minced onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Fresh grated Parmesan Cheese
  • >Dill Mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dried dill weed
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic powder


  1. Prep the salmon: If using fresh, be sure to remove any skin and dice into ¼-inch chunks. The smaller the better. If using canned, open the cans, drain and dump them into a mixing bowl. Then flake the salmon with a fork and remove any skin and bones.

  2. Prepare the mixture for the cakes: Combine the smoked salmon, panko breadcrumbs, minced onion and garlic, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, eggs, dill weed, fresh cracked black pepper, and freshly grated Parmesan in a large bowl. Combine gently, then put aside.

  3. Shape the cakes: One cup of breadcrumbs should be placed on a dish or shallow basin. Place aside. Create six 3 to 4-inch broad and 1-inch thick patties, discs, or hockey pucks out of the salmon mixture. Place each cake on parchment paper, and carefully cover it with crumbs on the top, bottom, and sides.
  4.  Cook the salmon cakes: The salmon cakes should be put on a baking dish that has been gently oiled. Place in the smoker for approximately 90 minutes at 250° F, checking for doneness every 30 minutes. Cook the patties until golden brown on both sides; approximately 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. Prepare the Dill Mayonnaise:  Mix together the mayonnaise, fresh lemon juice, dill weed, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Serve the dill mayo with warm salmon patties.


  • Don't forget to use a spatula to turn the cakes over so that both sides can crisp up.
  • Aim for salmon cakes that are the same width and height. In this manner, the patties will cook for precisely the same length of time.

Served with sauces

With Lemon wedges, Tartar sauce, or Honey mustard sauce, you may serve these salmon cakes. We love pairing the patties with this dill mayo. Mayonnaise, Fresh lemon juice, dill, and garlic powder are combined to make it in a small bowl. Serve the warm salmon patties with the dill mayo.

Substitutions & Variations

You don’t have the necessary ingredients? Or do you want to change something? Here are some useful suggestions to help you modify this recipe for smoked salmon patties.

  • Salmon: Crab or other types of canned shellfish work fantastically in smoked burgers as well!
  • Panko breadcrumbs: Replace the panko breadcrumbs with ordinary breadcrumbs or crushed cracker crumbs for an even crunchier crust.

Want to make these smoked salmon cakes your own? Here are a few of my tried-and-true suggestions for changing this dish.

  • Spicy – Add chili pepper flakes or some tabasco to the salmon mixture.
  • Chicken – For fishless smoked cakes, substitute with chopped or canned chicken


When made using fresh cooked or canned salmon, smoked salmon patties can be kept in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

FAQs about Smoked Salmon Cakes

What makes salmon patties fall apart?


Liliana Kitchen hopes you enjoyed this recipe for smoked salmon cakes. They are a delicious and healthy way to enjoy one of my favorite seafood items. If you have any questions about the recipe or would like to share your own version, please leave a comment below. Thanks for reading, and be sure to check back soon for more recipes and cooking tips!

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