Salmon Fish Cakes

Eli Brecher Salmon Fish Cakes

Salmon Fish Cakes

These Salmon Fish Cakes are an easy way to increase your intake of oily fish. Wild salmon is a high quality protein that’s rich in Vitamin D, which is particularly important at this time of year when we don’t get much sun in the UK! 🐟

Wild salmon is particularly high in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are important for brain health, mood and may help reduce depressive disorders, although more studies are needed to confirm this⁠. You can get omega-3s in the diet from oily fish, including salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines and herring.

Aim to eat 2 portions of oily fish a week. If you don’t eat fish, you can also get omega-3 from walnuts, flax, chia and hemp seeds. However, these are slightly less bioavailable (so may not be absorbed as much as oily fish).⁠


Will salmon really give me glowing skin?

⁠⁠🐟 Salmon is rich in protein, which is required for collagen and elastin to support the integrity of the skin (as well as for healthy hair and nails too!)⁠

🐟 The second benefit of consuming oily fish is the vitamin E content, another powerful antioxidant for protecting the skin against free radical damage as well as inflammation.⁠

🐟 Finally, oily fish the most bioavailable (best absorbed) source of omega 3 fatty acids. From a skin health point of view, omega 3 helps to reduce inflammation and provides vital building blocks for the skin cells to keep it healthy and moisturised.⁠

You can watch a video of how to make these Salmon Fish Cakes on my Instagram.


If you like this recipe for Salmon Fish Cakes, I think you’ll love my Courgette & Salmon Frittata, Sticky Teriyaki Glazed Salmon and Easy Edamame & Mushroom Burgers!

Let me know if you make these on Instagram: @elibrechernutrition – I would love to see your creations!


Eli Brecher Salmon Fish Cakes

Salmon Fish Cakes


  • 2 cans (about 430g total) wild salmon
  • 1/2 cup oats, ground into ‘crumbs’ in a food processor
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon, juice


  1. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix until combined. Alternatively, add to a food processor and pulse a few times, scraping down the sides.
  2. Use your hands to mould into patties.
  3. Heat a splash of olive oil in a large frying pan, and fry the patties for 5 minutes on each side, until slightly golden.


If you give this recipe a try, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @elibrechernutrition – I LOVE seeing all your recreations!


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