Paleo Salmon Cakes

Crab cakes were right up my alley pre paleo.  I would order those as an appetizer and never think twice about it, but now I know whats lurking in those delicious round goodness. These ones I used some canned wild caught salmon instead of heading to the store to get crab, and they turned out wonderful.  I pretty much used what I had in my frig and pantry, but feel free to throw in whatever you have.


  • 2 cans of salmon drained
  • 2 tbs of green onions, minced
  • 2 tbs shallots, minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs fresh dill, chopped,
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1-2 tbs coconut flour
  • coconut oil


  • Add salmon, green onions, shallots, garlic, and dill to a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, then add the spices and whisk till combined.
  • Add the egg mixture to the salmon and mix with your hands till combined.
  • Most likely your mixture will be pretty wet, sift in 1 tbs of coconut flour and combine again.  If still to wet add in the 2nd tbs of coconut flour.  I need 2 tbs to get a good texture for the salmon cakes to form a good circle and not break apart.
  • Heat a skillet with about 1/4 inch high of coconut oil on medium heat.  The cakes should sizzle slightly when they are dropped in, but to high of heat will burn them.
  • Cook the cakes for approximately 4 minutes on each side turning once browned.

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  4. How many cakes would you say this recipe makes? I’m making traditional potato filled salmon fish cakes for my carb crazy man and son so just want to make these for myself, need to know how many times to divide.

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  5. Thank you so much for this recipe, we made these last night and they were delicious! We’re a family of 6 (4 older teens) and tripled the recipe. It was just the right amount. We used 6 oz. cans of wild alaskan salmon that we had gotten at Costco. Each can made 2 large cakes (probably 4″ diameter) or 4 small cakes. We garnished with slices of lime, chopped cilantro and avocado slices. I’m sure this will be one of our regular go to recipes as it was quick and easy to put together, but also a filling meal.

  6. 20 minute dinner {super easy!}

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