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Salmon Patties Recipe (VIDEO)

These salmon patties are flaky, tender and so flavorful with crisp edges and big bites of flaked salmon. Easy salmon patties that always disappear fast! | natashaskitchen.com

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These salmon patties are flaky, tender and so flavorful. The crisp edges and big bites of flaked salmon are the hallmark of these salmon patties. They are the real deal! It’s no wonder these salmon cakes have been so popular (read the glowing reviews here).

This is an easy and excellent way to use leftover salmon and it is worth it to cook the salmon just for this (instructions below). For busy weeknights, you can substitute with well-drained canned salmon or the salmon in packets which you may already have in your pantry!

I hope you all love these salmon patties and the easy homemade tartar sauce that goes with them.

Watch How to Make Salmon Patties:


These salmon patties are such a treat and even folks who don’t normally like salmon enjoy this recipe. They always disappear fast!

These salmon patties are flaky, tender and so flavorful with crisp edges and big bites of flaked salmon. Easy salmon patties that always disappear fast! | natashaskitchen.com

P.S. Serve salmon cakes with this irresistible homemade tartar sauce. P.S. Once you try homemade and realize how easy it is, there’s just no going back to store-bought tartar sauce. It is so much better in every way!

These salmon patties are flaky, tender and so flavorful with crisp edges and big bites of flaked salmon. Easy salmon patties that always disappear fast! | natashaskitchen.com

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Salmon Patties Recipe (VIDEO)

4.93 from 220 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
A blue plate with Salmon cakes garnished with parsley and a small bowl of tartar sauce
These salmon patties are flaky, tender and so flavorful with crisp edges and big bites of flaked salmon. These salmon patties always disappear fast! Serve with homemade tartar sauce!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $12-$14
Keyword: Salmon Patties
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Calories: 145 kcal
Servings: 14 salmon patties

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh salmon filet*
  • 3 Tbsp Olive oil divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp Garlic salt I used Lawry's Brand, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper or to taste
  • 1 medium yellow onion 1 cup, finely diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter divided
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup parsley finely minced

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 425˚F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment or silicone liner. Place salmon in the center, skin-side-down, drizzle with olive oil and season with garlic salt and black pepper. Bake uncovered for 10-15 min (depending on thickness), or just until cooked through. Remove from oven, cover with foil and rest 10 min. Flake salmon with 2 forks discarding skin and any bones then set aside and cool to room temp.
  2. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat with 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter. Add diced onion and bell pepper and saute until golden and softened (7-9 minutes) then remove from heat.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combined flaked salmon, sautéed pepper and onion, 1 cup bread crumbs, 2 beaten eggs, 3 Tbsp mayonnaise, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp garlic salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper and 1/4 cup chopped parsley. Stir to combine. Form into patties (about a heaping Tablespoonful each) and mold with your hands into 2" wide by 1/3 to 1/2" thick patties.**
  4. In a clean non-stick pan, heat 1 Tbsp oil and 1 Tbsp butter until hot then add salmon patties in a single layer. Saute 3 to 4 min per side or until golden brown and cooked through. If salmon patties brown too fast, reduce heat. Remove finished patties to a paper-towel lined plate and repeat with remaining oil, butter and salmon cakes.

Recipe Notes

*Substituting Salmon: If desired, you can substitute the first 4 ingredients listed with 15 oz of well-drained canned salmon or salmon in packets. Leftover salmon from dinner can also be used if available.
**Cook's Tip: If salmon mixture is too dry to hold a patty shape, add an extra tablespoon of mayo and if it is too moist, add more bread crumbs.

Nutrition Facts
Salmon Patties Recipe (VIDEO)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 328mg14%
Potassium 205mg6%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 345IU7%
Vitamin C 7.4mg9%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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That pretty blue serving platter can be found here. I have these in different sizes and colors. I love their bold colors and how sturdy and chip resistant Fiestaware is – meant to last a lifetime.

These salmon patties are flaky, tender and so flavorful with crisp edges and big bites of flaked salmon. Easy salmon patties that always disappear fast! | natashaskitchen.com

You can serve these for lunch, dinner, appetizers – they are so versatile and these salmon patties can even be used in sandwiches as salmon burgers, just form them a little larger. And if you LOVE salmon recipes, don’t miss our #1 of all time baked salmon recipe!

Q: Have you tried these yet? Let me know what you thought of them in a comment below.

Have a memorable and happy 4th of July!! 🙂 The 4th just happens to be my husbands birthday so if you’re on Instagram that day, feel free to flood his page with happy birthday wishes. Thanks friends!

These salmon patties are flaky, tender and so flavorful with crisp edges and big bites of flaked salmon. Easy salmon patties that always disappear fast! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Michael
    September 12, 2020

    I’m an amateur cook and love doing it learning where I can and done alright for the family but find it hard lately to move forward but after stumbling across your page has helped me lift dinners to a whole new level using basic ingredients ending in an amazing flavour and greatfull family so after trying this one tonight with fresh King Salmon and a few other dishes recently just want to say… Thank you for all you do xx..

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2020

      I’m so inspired reading your review. Thank you!

      Reply

  • Mary
    September 4, 2020

    I’m really looking forward to trying this but my son is allergic to eggs. We can find vegan mayo but what would you substitute for egg? I often use chia seeds in other recipes but not sure about that here.

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    • Natasha
      September 7, 2020

      Hi Mary, I haven’t tried anything besides eggs so I can’t advise on that.

      Reply

  • Joann
    September 4, 2020

    I made these tonight and everyone, even my very picky adult son, loved them! So much flavor!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 4, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Mark F
    September 3, 2020

    I made them tonight and good lord they are delicious! 2/3 of my kids even ate them!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 3, 2020

      That’s so great!! I love that these are kids approved!

      Reply

  • Stormy
    August 29, 2020

    I make these every couple of months at least. It’s the only way I make my salmon patties now. I’ve shared with my mom and she now makes these as well. I always use 3 cans of salmon. I was wondering how it would taste with canned tuna instead, is that something you or anyone has tried?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2020

      Hi Stormy, personally, I haven’t tried this with canned tuna but here is what one of our readers wrote: “I made these using canned tuna. The best tuna patties I ever made!” I hope that helps!

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  • Gina
    August 16, 2020

    WOW! I really loved this as a burger. Any idea how they would freeze, after they are pattied but before they are pan sauteed?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 16, 2020

      Hi Gina, I imagine cooked patties would freeze well but I’m not sure if the patties would fall apart or not if they are frozen before cooking. If you experiment, let me know how it goes!

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      • jen
        September 7, 2020

        I make salmon cakes in large batches frequently and they are usually a close version to this recipe. I patty them up, pre-freeze on a cookie sheet, then vacuum seal them before storing them in the freezer. They are great and you can cook from frozen the same as fresh. I always cook mine on a greased cookie sheet at 400-425.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          September 7, 2020

          Thank you so much for sharing that with us Jen!

          Reply

  • Sylvia Hendrickson
    August 14, 2020

    Making them for dinner tonight. I can’y find your tarter sauce recipe

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  • Jessica A Wilder
    August 11, 2020

    I made them today. I really loved them!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 11, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe Jessica!

      Reply

  • Shereen
    August 11, 2020

    Very nice recipes, you are amazing what is the substitute for garlic salt ?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 11, 2020

      Hi Shereen, are you trying to avoid it altogether? If you don’t have garlic salt you can use garlic powder + salt individually. These are very versatile so just salt will work also.

      Reply

  • SB
    August 8, 2020

    We have an egg allergy…what could be substituted for the egg? I have a vegan mayo I’m hoping will taste just as good.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 9, 2020

      I haven’t tried any substitute yet to advise. I’m not sure if mayo would work well but if you want to do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.

      Reply

  • Marianne
    August 6, 2020

    I don’t have panko. Can I substitute fresh bread crumbs?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 6, 2020

      Hi Marianne, Regular breadcrumbs should still work in this recipe. I love the crunch of Panko crumbs, but regular breadcrumbs are OK.

      Reply

      • Marianne
        August 7, 2020

        Thanks, I’ll wait until I can get some before trying these.

        Reply

  • Jennifer
    August 1, 2020

    Absolutely delicious and a hit with the family!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 1, 2020

      That’s just awesome Jennifer! Thank you for that wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Jerika Oxendine
    July 26, 2020

    This recipe was amazing!!!! My family said they where even better that there grandmothers!

    FYI: Anyone using more salmon I kept the recipe the same just add more egg to bond together

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 26, 2020

      Thanks for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Denise Veness
    July 16, 2020

    No need to tell how good these are,everyone else did,when they are worthy of a Pat on the Back from hubby then I know!made these with a very strong fillet I had frozen,in hopes to disguise it,a bit and it did.your tarter worked well with it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 17, 2020

      Thanks for sharing it with us, Denise. I hope you and your hubby will love every recipe that you try.

      Reply

  • Mary
    July 16, 2020

    Hi Natasha! Thank you million times for your recipes! They work every time and they are amazing! Salmon cakes are a real treasure for me, my son normally can’t stand any sort of fish but he loves this one!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 17, 2020

      Yay that is wonderful to hear, Mary. Thanks for giving this recipe an excellent review!

      Reply

  • Wyndi Geren
    July 8, 2020

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe! My family loves it too!

    Question: what do ya’ll serve with it for dinner (3 teenage boys & husband)

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 8, 2020

      Hi Wyndi! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! You can serve with salad and rice of course. We also really enjoy this with our creamy Mashed Potatoes!

      Reply

      • D Wheeler
        July 31, 2020

        Vegetable risotto. Cheesy rice

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    • Jerika Oxendine
      July 26, 2020

      Tomatoes and Rice

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  • Sandy
    July 6, 2020

    These are delicious and easy! Question: do they freeze well? I made way too many!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 6, 2020

      Hi Sandy, I imagine cooked patties would freeze well but I’m not sure if the patties would fall apart or not if they are frozen before cooking. You can also use Plain Greek Yogurt instead of mayo. If you experiment, let me know how it goes!

      Reply

  • Nikki Payton
    June 30, 2020

    Making these tonight!! 🙂

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 30, 2020

      Enjoy, I hope you love it!

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  • Miriam F Nicklaus
    June 30, 2020

    Can’t wait to make these… Looks delish. I have used the tarter sauce. I used sweet gherkins chopped up. Best tarter sauce… I will make it over and over!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 30, 2020

      That’s so great! I’m so glad you enjoyed that Miriam!

      Reply

  • Mary Ann
    June 30, 2020

    I just discovered you an hour ago and I can’t wait to try your recipes!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 30, 2020

      I’m so happy you discovered our blog, Mary Ann! Welcome!

      Reply

  • Theresa Stewart
    June 28, 2020

    Natasha I just absolutely love watching your videos as you make me smile! And your recipes are killer delicious girlfriend! These salmon cakes will be on our table soon.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 28, 2020

      Thank you for always watching my videos. I am so glad you’re enjoying them!

      Reply

  • Leah
    June 26, 2020

    Do you think I could use a pound of smoked salmon (lox) instead of fresh salmon?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 26, 2020

      Hi Leah, I honestly have never tried using smoked salmon in salmon patties so I can’t say for sure. You might do some googling to see if anyone has tried that. Sorry I can’t be more helpful! P.S. Keep in mind, you would definitely have to watch the salt as smoked salmon is way more salty.

      Reply

  • Kallie Ricker
    June 26, 2020

    This recipe is delicious!! I made it a few days ago and i’m making it again tonight!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 26, 2020

      Sounds like you found a new favorite Kallie! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Deborah Morgan
    June 26, 2020

    Going to make these for dinner tomorrow with friends. What would you serve with it?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 26, 2020

      Hi Deborah, you can serve with salad and rice of course. We also really enjoy this with our creamy Mashed Potatoes!

      Reply

  • Anto
    June 15, 2020

    Hi Natasha, can I prepare the patties the day before? What can I substitute the mayo with? Thanks a lot
    Anto

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 15, 2020

      Hi Anto, I imagine cooked patties would freeze well but I’m not sure if the patties would fall apart or not if they are frozen before cooking. You can also use Plain Greek Yogurt instead of mayo. If you experiment, let me know how it goes!

      Reply

  • Joan
    June 14, 2020

    Look so good! Can these be frozen?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 14, 2020

      Hi Joan, I imagine cooked patties would freeze well but I’m not sure if the patties would fall apart or not if they are frozen before cooking. If you experiment, let me know how it goes!

      Reply

  • Peg farr
    June 5, 2020

    I love every Recipe that I have made from watching you and Copying your recipes. I have never been disappointed thank you so much

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 5, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that recipe!

      Reply

  • Kim
    May 24, 2020

    Wonderful Salmon patties along with the tarter sauce. Very easy. 5+stars

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 25, 2020

      Love it! Thank you so much for your great review.

      Reply

  • Karen
    May 20, 2020

    Made these last night; also made the homemade tartar sauce. Loved both recipes. Will definitely make again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 20, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!

      Reply

    • Heather V.
      June 1, 2020

      I eat a Paleo diet – do you think the recipe would work using almond flour in place of the breadcrumbs? This recipe looks soooo good! TIA

      Reply

  • Karen Arnold
    May 19, 2020

    My hubby said “This is a keeper.” This was one of my top 5 meals ever!!! Thank you so much for sharing and I look forward to more good recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 19, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Karen!

      Reply

  • Michele
    May 18, 2020

    The best salmon patty recipe I’ve used and my husband agrees. Moist but holds togethor well. Very flavorful! I will definitely make again. Next time I will make the sauce to go with it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 18, 2020

      That’s so awesome Michele! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • CStellinoSmith
    May 18, 2020

    Your nutrition label says 145 calories…how many patties is that?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 18, 2020

      This makes about 4-6 servings, depending on how big you make them.

      Reply

  • Heidi
    May 13, 2020

    Made this several times & my husband & I are in love with it . The sauce is a must & make extra!!! I froze a few extra uncooked cakes in ziplock baggies for another meal . Defrost in fridge . Let sit on sheet pan for 30 mins before pan searing . Perfect .

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 13, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Stephen
    May 9, 2020

    Recipe was great, but why, why, why does EVERY recipe on the internet waste a second sheet of paper to print one line of copyright information. It’s like all web chefs get a kickback from the paper companies.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 9, 2020

      Hi Stephen, Most recipes print on one sheet. Are you using the printable recipe option on our blog?

      Reply

  • Wendy
    May 6, 2020

    Hi do we have to cook the salmon in the tin. We hardly get the fresh one?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 6, 2020

      Hi Wendy, several of our readers have reported great results used canned salmon. I recommend looking through the comments for tips and advice.

      Reply

  • Terri Cipriani
    May 5, 2020

    These are absolutely amazing. I make them once every other week now. We just love them.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 5, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Jingjing Chen
    April 29, 2020

    hi Natasha, just tried your salmon cake recipe tonight and it was soooo delicious!! My family just loved it even without tartar. We eat fish regularly and I am constantly looking for new recipes, especially for salmon that we buy often from Costco. This is for sure the best salmon recipe I’ve used recently! Thank you so much for sharing it. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 29, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Venus Bautista
    April 27, 2020

    Made this a few weeks ago and truly that even a person who doesn’t eat salmon will love it. My boy don’t like salmon but when he tasted it he asked me to make again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 27, 2020

      So nice to hear that, Venus! My kids love this too just like your son.

      Reply

  • Carina
    April 26, 2020

    These were absolutely delicious with the homemade tartar sauce recipe…my family ate them before we could finish talking about it. Even with canned salmon which is all I had during the pandemic—the perfect pantry gourmet!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 26, 2020

      I’m glad you and your family enjoyed it!

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  • Lidia
    April 25, 2020

    One word AMAZING!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 25, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Mayla KENT
    April 22, 2020

    These are fabulous!

    Made them without the red bell pepper (I do not have one) and they were still excellent!

    A couple of crab cakes I added tiny bit of blue cheese and they were just as good if not better than than the ones I buy fresh at the super market.

    This will be a staple recipe in our house!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 22, 2020

      That is awesome to know, Mayla! Thanks for trying this recipe and for giving a wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Nancy Mote
    April 20, 2020

    I’m making these today….can’t wait to try they look delicious! I was wondering, can I freeze some of them before frying to save for another time? Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 20, 2020

      Hi Nancy, I imagine cooked patties would freeze well but I’m not sure if the patties would fall apart or not if they are frozen before cooking. If you experiment, let me know how it goes!

      Reply

  • Abby
    April 15, 2020

    Holy moly these are DIVINE! Soooo delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 15, 2020

      Isn’t the flavor amazing! I’m so glad you enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Janet O
    April 6, 2020

    I just happen to have some salmon filets in the freezer, so I may give these a try next weekend. I was wondering…do you think I could bake these instead of frying them?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 6, 2020

      Hello Janet, I haven’t tried that yet to advise. One of my readers reported good results baking but I haven’t heard back with the details on bake time and temperature. If you test it out that way, let me know how you like them baked.

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  • Emily H.
    April 5, 2020

    I just tried out this recipe (had to omit a couple things because I just didn’t have them and can’t hop out to the grocery store), but overall turned out fantastic! Quarantine meal for the win!! Btw, I love watching your videos on Facebook!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 5, 2020

      Yay so awesome that it worked great without the other ingredients. Thanks for your great feedback and for always watching my videos!

      Reply

  • Lisa
    April 3, 2020

    Natasha,
    I know I’m late to the game- but during this week made some salmon that didn’t really come out that great. I wouldn’t have eaten it again but didn’t want to waste, so I made this recipe and it came out fantastic!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 3, 2020

      I’m so glad you found and enjoyed our recipe, Lisa! That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Heidi Rohde
    April 2, 2020

    These salmon patties have become a favorite meal for my husband and me. A great way to serve a more informal version of Atlantic salmon.
    We like it with the homemade tartare sauce, shoestring fries and salad.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 2, 2020

      That’s just awesome! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Randell wyatt
    March 19, 2020

    This looks like an amazing dish I’ve made them before but used can so I was looking for a recipe with fresh fish. I’ll be using this one and I like to make a half in half of cream of mushroom cream of cheddar soup and drizzle it over like a gravy type thing. I will be trying this tonight…
    Thank You

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 19, 2020

      Sounds like a good plan, Randell. Please share with us how it goes. Enjoy!

      Reply

  • Elizabeth McDowell
    March 18, 2020

    I did make these salmon patties about 10 days ago. Just got back on here to print it, before I lose it. I failed to take a photo though…”I sorry”. They were really good. I did substitute with canned salmon. I am sure fresh salmon is better……but way more costly. My budget only allowed me to get canned salmom. With the homemade tartar sauce they are exquisitely delicious. A dish anyone should love. And relatively easy. I too Love FiestaWare. I have wanted a full set ever since I first saw them. And I know exactly what mix of colors, I want. Thank you for sharing your recipes. God Bless.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 18, 2020

      No worries Elizabeth. I hope you can share a picture next time you make it again. I hope you love every recipe that you try!

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  • Donna
    March 18, 2020

    Hi Natasha: I have been looking for a good salmon recipe and this one looks delicious. I am going to give it a try. Thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 18, 2020

      I hope you love it, Donna!

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    • Corey
      March 29, 2020

      Why do you cook the salmon first? Wouldn’t it make more sense to dice salmon raw, saute the vegetables and then mix everything? It would make a more moist product and not as dry.
      Tnoughts?

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      • Natasha
        March 29, 2020

        Hi Corey, I haven’t had any issue with this being dry. It’s also a great way to use up leftover salmon or even canned salmon.

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  • Beatrice
    March 16, 2020

    I have made this several times and it always pleases. I especially like the salmon preparation. It adds another dimension to the dish!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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      • Karen
        September 8, 2020

        I made these tonight using canned salmon from Trader Joe’s, they were fabulous! I cheated on the tarter sauce because I didn’t have all of the ingredients on hand, just put sweet relish in some mayo. I will definitely make these again!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          September 8, 2020

          Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Paula Briones
    March 12, 2020

    I didn’t know salmon patties could be so good! Mine have been pretty boring in the past. I did have to use dried bread crumbs instead of panko because that was what was in the cupboard – but otherwise, wouldn’t change a thing. Delicious. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 12, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Rebecca
    March 11, 2020

    Ok Natasha,
    All the reviews have encouraged me to try your recipe over the one I usually make. My son has been at me to make him some next time he comes to visit, which will be soon. I’ll let you know what he says.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 11, 2020

      I hope you and he love this recipe! This one is pretty popular on our blog, can’t wait to hear how you like that.

      Reply

  • Kasia
    February 25, 2020

    I wanted to make fish cakes for years. I didn’t dare to buy those from shop, but couldn’t motivate myself to try at home too. So when I came across your recipe and it looks so easy to make – I decided to try. So so tasty! I shared it with my Latvian friend and she loves them too. Thanks for this lovely recipe Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 25, 2020

      Aww that’s the best Kasia! Thank you for that wonderful feedback!

      Reply

  • Linda Fox
    February 24, 2020

    Made these for supper tonight. My husband loved them. Next time I make them, I’ll use less Pankhurst, I could taste that more than the salmon. But it is a keeper recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 24, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Carol A. Barr
    February 23, 2020

    I have been making these for years, only add fresh dill instead of parsley, but love your tartar sauce.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 24, 2020

      Thanks for sharing, Carol!

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  • Diana
    February 17, 2020

    Turned out great!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 17, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Diana!

      Reply

  • Nathan Buttry
    February 15, 2020

    Just made these this evening, double batch since I have two teens and one of my kids had a friend over. Served with mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus. Big hit even with my teen daughter and her friend. Wife was a little skeptical but loved them and the tartar sauce too. Used canned wild caught Salmon since we were short on time and still great.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2020

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!

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      • Nathan Buttry
        March 10, 2020

        Lol, yeah well we dad’s cook too.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          March 10, 2020

          Yes, yes you do! Parents* would be more appropriate here! Thank you, Nathan!

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  • Deb
    January 28, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I made this recipe tonight using canned salmon. Delicious!!! My husband really liked them. I’ll be making these again. By the way I love your blog and many other of your recipes. Thanks for sharing

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2020

      I’m so happy to hear you liked that, Deb! Thank you for that awesome feedback!

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  • Liz
    January 27, 2020

    These salmon cakes are easy, simple and DELICIOUS!! You must make the tater sauce too!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Liz!

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  • Wendy
    January 27, 2020

    Have made this a few times! The family loves it as well as the homemade tartar sauce. Than k you for sharing!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you & your family enjoyed it.

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  • Charlotte
    January 26, 2020

    I made this recipe tonight and was a hit the homemade tartar sauce was awesome too

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2020

      That’s so great, Charlotte! Thank you for that great feedback!

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  • Pam P Ramesar
    January 25, 2020

    So delicious Natasha, thank you so much., I used canned wild salmon

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Pam!

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  • Robert Adams
    January 16, 2020

    This is a good recipe and I will make it again. I think the large amount of onion and red bell pepper is what makes it so good. My only criticism is that the directions say it makes 14 patties. That’s only slightly more than one ounce. Maybe that’s ok for a cocktail party but for a main course, it is not. This recipe makes 6 regular sized salmon cakes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2020

      Hi Robert, yes we made 14 patties using a tablespoon scoop. So they are smaller. If you try the bigger versions I would love to know how you like them better.

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      • Robert Adams
        January 16, 2020

        They were fine larger. One was sufficient for dinner; two if you’re really hungry.

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  • Lori
    January 11, 2020

    If I make these into balls instead of patties as an appetizer to go further, do I still fry in pan or should I bake in oven?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 11, 2020

      Hi Lori, I think you could make that work. Forming into balls makes it a little more complicated to cook and turn the patties. Make sure you are using a good non-stick pan. If you experiment with either please let me know how you like that.

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      • Donna
        January 21, 2020

        These look delicious! Could I freeze these?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 21, 2020

          Hi Donna, I imagine cooked patties would freeze well but I’m not sure if the patties would fall apart or not if they are frozen before cooking. If you experiment, let me know how it goes!

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  • Dale Smith
    January 4, 2020

    This knocked our socks off. We used wild sockeye (previously frozen, sigh, we live in Texas). We added one medium size diced jap. We could not taste the jap or detect any heat, but the flavors in this recipe are spectacular. Next cook were going to up the jalapeno to twice as much to see how that works.

    This is a killer recipe. Wow. Thank you. Love it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 5, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Dale.

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  • Sandra
    December 25, 2019

    Hi, can these be frozen? If so, cooked or uncooked? Hubby Loved these so much that he wants to make sure we always have some on hand. Do we cook from frozen or thawed state?

    Thanks and Merry Christmas

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2019

      Hi Sandra, I imagine cooked patties would freeze well but I’m not sure if the patties would fall apart or not if they are frozen before cooking. If you experiment, let me know how it goes!

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  • El
    December 21, 2019

    Can you use canned salmon? If so, what is the canned grams size for this recipe?

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    • Natasha
      December 23, 2019

      Hi El, I have that note at the bottom of the recipe card: “15 oz of well-drained canned salmon or salmon in packets.”

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      • El
        December 23, 2019

        Thanks. Look forward to make this.

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        • El
          December 28, 2019

          Was wondering if you can freeze them?

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          • Natashas Kitchen
            December 30, 2019

            Hi El, I imagine cooked patties would freeze well but I’m not sure if the patties would fall apart or not if they are frozen before cooking. If you experiment, let me know how it goes!

  • Karen
    December 20, 2019

    Can’t wait to try this!
    What is the dip?

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  • cynthia l smith
    December 13, 2019

    Hi Natasha, just wondering , I’m making them tonight can I use Ritz crackers instead of bread crumbs. Can’t wait to make them.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 13, 2019

      Hi Cynthia, I have not tested that but here is what one of our readers wrote “I made your delicious salmon cakes Friday they came out awesome thank you for sharing your recipe. The only thing I did different I did not have breadcrumbs so I used Ritz crackers Mr. Husband love them” I hope that helps.

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  • Drtlpaytes
    December 11, 2019

    Absolutely awesome!

    I made them a bit larger for salmon burgers.
    Brioche bun, lettuce and tomato with chipotle mayonnaise. A new family favorite.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 11, 2019

      I’m so glad you found a favorite! Thank you for sharing that with me!

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  • Pam
    December 7, 2019

    Salmon cakes delish, family thumbs up.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 7, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Pam!

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  • Scott Ambrose
    December 5, 2019

    Tonight was probably the third or fourth time I’ve made these, and it’s the first time we didn’t use canned salmon. While it took a little longer, they were delicious, as they were every other time. Thank you, Natasha, for sharing all you do with all of us. I found your website several years ago when I was searching for a Ukrainian recipe to surprise my wife (who is from Ukraine), and I’ve never left, lol!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 5, 2019

      You’re welcome, Scott! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe.

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  • James
    November 22, 2019

    I’ve made these several times! I can’t express how much i love this recipe! Thank you so much

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 22, 2019

      You’re welcome, James! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed this recipe.

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  • Wanda Braun
    November 11, 2019

    Oh my gosh!!! Just made this for my finance and youngest daughter and it was a huge hit!!! First bite and…”this is SO a do-again!” Delis!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • Peter Adams
    November 4, 2019

    Just tried this with my Wife, normally we cannot work together in the kitchen at all. This time however it was a pleasure, so multi kudos just for that!
    Adjusted the ingredients slightly for 8 salmon cakes and used natural Greek yoghurt instead of the mayo and it was really really GREAT.

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    • Natasha
      November 4, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thanks for the wonderful review and so fun that you enjoyed making these together.

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  • Kenneth McEwen
    November 1, 2019

    hi has anyone tryed old bay spice with this recipe if so how much and what do you think

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 1, 2019

      Hi Kenneth, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

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      • Kenneth McEwen
        November 2, 2019

        yes i will let you know about the old bay spice please one more question we do not like panko bread crumb can i use mash potatoe or crushed crackers if so how much

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          November 2, 2019

          Hi Kenneth, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

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        • Beth
          November 30, 2019

          Hi Kenneth, when I was a girl, my mom used crushed saltines for the coating on her salmon patties. They work well.

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          • Natashas Kitchen
            November 30, 2019

            Thank you for sharing that with us, Beth.

        • Wendy
          December 20, 2019

          Hi Kenneth, I make salmon cakes with mashed potatoes all the time and they turn out great!

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          • Natashas Kitchen
            December 20, 2019

            Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Wendy!

  • Patricia G
    October 31, 2019

    These look fantastic! Do you have a recipe for the homemade tartar sauce?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 31, 2019

      We sure do! The Tartar Sauce recipe can be found here.

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  • Ann
    October 27, 2019

    I made these tonight and we loved them! So easy and the homemade tarter sauce went perfect with them. I will definitely be making these again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 28, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Ann!

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  • Yasmin
    October 21, 2019

    Hi! I’m excited to try this. It looks yummy and super easy. Curious, is there a substitute for Mayo that you could suggest? Also, what other sauce could you use instead of Tartar Sauce? I’m not a fan of mayo. Thanks!

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    • Natasha
      October 21, 2019

      Hi Yasmin, I haven’t tested any substitutions, but here is what one of our readers posted, “I used greek yogurt instead of mayo, which worked very well”

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    • Kathy
      April 18, 2020

      Have made these twice now, they are a big hit here, so tasty and I am never going to go back to store bought tarter sauce now. Awesome together. Have sent your recipe link to all my family and friends, thank you.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        April 18, 2020

        That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review Kathy!

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  • Tracyann Mccarthy
    October 19, 2019

    If i use canned salmon will it taste like the tin from the can?

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    • Natasha
      October 19, 2019

      Hi Tracyann, I haven’t noticed that being the case.

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    • Janet Oresick
      March 8, 2020

      I use canned salmon all of the time, and I have never noticed any tin flavor.

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  • Phyllis
    October 18, 2019

    What is the weight of the salmon filet you use? Thanks

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    • Natasha
      October 18, 2019

      Hi Phyllis, it is a 1 lb filet. I hope you love the salmon patties!

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  • Ginny King
    October 17, 2019

    What is the sauce/dip?

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