Salmon cakes with creamy tomato-garlic sauce

Salmon cakes with creamy tomato-garlic sauce


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Give those fatty beef burgers a miss and try these heart-healthy, thick, juicy salmon ‘burgers’ instead. And while you're at it, leave the tomato sauce in the fridge and slather the salmon patties with a homemade tomato-garlic sauce.

Ariana Klepac

Serves: 4 

  • 1 large baking potato, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 can (415 g) pink salmon, drained
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon capers, thoroughly rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil tomato-garlic sauce
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 100 g natural low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot chilli sauce

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. To make the sauce, cook the sundried tomatoes and garlic in a small saucepan of boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/3 cup of the cooking liquid. Transfer the tomatoes and garlic to a food processor. Add the reserved cooking liquid, yogurt and hot chilli sauce and puree until smooth.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the potato and garlic in a medium saucepan of boiling water until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. With a potato masher, mash the potato and garlic.
  3. Stir in the salmon, 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs, the dill and the capers. Shape the salmon mixture into 8 cakes.
  4. Heat the oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Coat the salmon cakes in the remaining breadcrumbs. Add to the frying pan and sauté until golden-brown, about 3 minutes per side. Serve with the tomato-garlic sauce.


Why is canned salmon so healthy? First, salmon is rich with omega-3 fatty acids – highly nutritious oils that keep the blood ‘flowing freely’. In addition, canned salmon contains a useful amount of calcium, which helps lower blood pressure. The calcium comes from the salmon bones, which are softened and made edible in the canning process.

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Sauce was great, the recipe badly written and lousy! - 21 Dec 2012


Awesome recipe, worked well and the sauce was great too - 08 Feb 2010

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