Salmon Cakes featuring Zesty Lemon Herb

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A light and delicious way to prepare salmon. My trick of just cooking the salmon until it flakes, allows for skin to be removed and the fish to be flaked. 


3 tablespoons Zesty Lemon Herb
1 1/3 pounds salmon
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped and divided
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 lemons, juiced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup sour cream
3 scallions, thinly sliced
2 shallots, finely chopped

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Prep Time: 
20 minutes
Cook Time: 
14-16 minutes
Total Time: 
34-36 minutes
Serving size: 


1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or greased foil.
2. Add salmon to the prepared pan. Brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Zesty Lemon Herb seasoning. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until salmon just flakes. Set aside to cool slightly.
3. In a medium bowl mix 3 tablespoons bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons Zesty Lemon Herb, 3 tablespoons parsley, mayonnaise, juice of one lemon, scallions, shallot and mustard together.
4. Flake the salmon, removing and discarding the skin. Add the salmon to the bread crumb mixture and gently combine. Form salmon mixture into 1/3 cup patties. Set aside.
5. In a shallow dish, combine the remaining bread crumbs, 3 tablespoons parsley and 1 tablespoon Zesty Lemon Herb in a pie dish. Carefully dredge the patties with the bread crumb mixture.
6. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat with remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil. Sear salmon cakes for 2-3 minutes per side.
7. Make the sauce: In a small bowl mix the remaining lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of parsley and sour cream together. Serve with warm salmon cakes.


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