Salmon Cakes with Lemon Dill Mayonnaise

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So Worth It!

Ok, these fish cakes are quite messy to make but they worth every bit the effort to put them together because they are so beautiful to eat. The flavours are delicate, the texture pure comfort – just heavenly yumminess from start to finish. Salmon Cakes with Lemon Dill Mayonnaise are a great way to serve red salmon with herbs and shallots. They are a real crowd pleaser both for a meal or as finger food. The Lemon Dill Mayonnaise is easy to make and sets off the salmon cakes beautifully. Such fresh flavours for Spring!

Beautiful Toddler Food – For Everyone

These Salmon Cakes with Lemon Dill Mayonnaise are perfect to serve to toddlers and let’s face it we all love toddler food from time to time! Maybe toddlers would find the mayonnaise a bit lemony but the salmon cakes are so subtle in flavour and soft that they will love them. 

Red Salmon – Healthy Convenience Food

Red salmon in a tin is a great way to enjoy healthy omega 3 oils which are beneficial to heart health and brain function.  It is also high in protein and because it contains little bones it is high in calcium.  Tinned red salmon is a great and convenient way to enjoy the benefits of fish.  And this recipe presents it in such a tasty way too.

Messy Making

You do need to get your hands dirty with this one but why not involve your children in making the cakes – they will love it and it won’t take as long if a few hands put them together.  Young children really enjoy their food if they are involved in making it.  If your children are a bit on the picky side they will enjoy the tactile experience of forming the salmon cakes and dipping them in egg and breadcrumbs.  It will make them want to eat the salmon cakes more too. I promise.

So whether you serve them as toddler food, party food or for lunch or dinner for everyone else you are sure to win over all the diners in your house with Salmon Cakes with Lemon Dill Mayonnaise.  Let me know how you get on!

Salmon Cakes with Lemon Dill Mayonnaise

A delicious way to enjoy red salmon – perfect as finger food or as a meal.

Salmon Cakes with Lemon Dill Mayonnaise

A fresh and light way to serve red salmon with a lemony and light dipping sauce.

Course Main Course
Keyword Salmon Cakes with Lemon Dill Mayonnaise
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Author Jane Georgiades


  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 800 g red salmon 2 X 400g tins
  • 1 bunch shallots (green onions) trimmed and sliced
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3 tbsp dill chopped (fresh is best)
  • 3 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1 egg, extra beaten
  • 2 cups bread crumbs to coat
  • 1 quantity oil to shallow fry in pan of your choice
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 3 tbsp dill
  • 1 cup quality whole egg mayonnaise


Salmon Cakes

  1. Boil the potatoes so they become very soft. Drain and mash and allow to cool slightly. In a bowl mash the salmon and mix with shallots, dill and parsley. Mix in potato and beaten eggs. Season to taste with salt and pepper. With tablespoonfuls of mixture make round cakes, dip in beaten egg and roll in breadcrumbs. Shallow fry a few at a time in oil, turning once when browned.

Lemon Dill Mayonnaise

  1. Simply mix the juice of half a lemon, three tablespoons of dill and a cup of whole egg mayonnaise.


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