This Tinned Salmon Fish Cake recipe is an easy-to-make dish for a quick lunch or dinner.

There are many ways to make fish cakes or fish patties, usually involving freshly steamed and flaked fish. One of our most popular fish cake recipes follows the more traditional method.

But did you know that you don’t necessarily need fresh fish to make a delicious fish patty? This quick-dinner recipe relies on tinned salmon for a simple-to-make twist on a firm favourite.

To add freshness, these tin salmon fish cakes are best enjoyed with a healthy side salad or some hearty vegetables.

This recipe makes 8 – 10 salmon patties.

Tin Salmon Fish Cake Ingredients

  • 500g white button mushrooms
  • 1 x 400g tin cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 x 170g tins salmon, drained
  • 2 XL free-range eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup fresh peas, blanched (or defrosted frozen peas)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • ½ cup spring onions, sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

How To Make Tinned Salmon Fish Cakes – Method

  1. Pulse the mushrooms in a food processor until they are very finely chopped.
  2. Sauté the mushrooms in a large saucepan with a drizzle of olive oil until they have sweated off most of their water. Set aside to cool.
  3. Combine the rest of the ingredients, along with the cooled mushrooms, in a large bowl.
  4. Season well with salt and pepper.
  5. Separate into equally sized patties.
  6. Pan-fry the patties using a little olive oil in a non-stick frying pan.
  7. Cook until golden brown on both sides.
  8. Serve patties with wedges of lemon and a side salad or veg.

Tinned salmon fish cake recipe with mushrooms

Tinned Salmon Fish Cake Recipe Notes

This Tinned Salmon Fish Cake recipe is courtesy of the South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association (SAMFA), a group of farmers who grow and love mushrooms.

They share their passion by promoting all varieties of mushrooms, creating unique recipes that showcase the many flavour profiles of mushrooms, and engaging in charity campaigns that make the world a better place.

Why mushrooms?

These powerful little foods are packed with nutrients and fibres, have very few calories, and are an excellent source of plant protein. If spiced right, they even make a great meat replacement!

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We’ve shared dozens of SAMFA recipes, which you can access in our full Recipes Archive. You may just find your next delicious meal there!

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