Paleo Salmon Cakes

These gluten-free salmon cakes are made with beautiful pink salmon and quickly cooked to a crisp finish. They make a great appetizer or meal prep.

Paleo Salmon Cakes

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Protein: Fish / Seafood
Cut: Salmon
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo, Whole30
Course: Appetizer, Brunch, Main Course
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 2 ea ButcherBox Sockeye Salmon Fillet skin removed
  • ¼ c red bell pepper small dice
  • ¼ c scallions minced
  • ¼ c Paleo breadcrumbs or almond flour substitute with regular panko breadcrumbs if not Paleo
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise preferably Paleo Kitchen
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Remove the skin from the salmon filet. To do this, place a paper towel on top of a cutting board and then place salmon filet skin-side down on the paper towel to keep it from slipping. Use a sharp knife make a cut between the flesh and skin at a corner of the filet, then holding down the separated skin, glide the knife between the rest of the flesh and skin. Discard skin.
  • Roughly chop salmon filets or pulse in food processor for 1 minute.
  • Combine all ingredients except avocado oil in a large mixing bowl and mix together.
  • Portion salmon mix to desired size eg. 6 portions of 2oz each, roll into a ball, then flatten slightly to make a cake.
  • Preheat large skillet over medium-high heat. Once skillet is hot, add avocado oil and sear both sides of salmon cake for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden-brown.
  • Place seared salmon cakes on baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy with a squeeze of fresh lemon!
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