Spinach and Chile Salmon Cakes


Spinach is such a versatile veggie. This dish is filling and satisfying with salmon cakes.

Spinach Chile Salmon Cakes
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillet(s)

  • 2 cup fresh spinach

  • 4 teaspoon Asian chili sauce (Sriracha sauce)

  • 1 slice white bread, processed into crumbs

  • 1 egg white

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 lemon, halved


  1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels.

  2. Coarsely chop 1 cup of the spinach; set aside remaining spinach. Divide salmon in half. Cut half of the salmon in large pieces. Chop the remaining salmon in 1/2-inch pieces. In a food processor combine the large pieces of salmon, the chopped spinach, 2 teaspoons of the chili sauce, the bread crumbs, egg white, and salt. Cover and process until combined. In a medium bowl combine salmon mixture and chopped salmon (mixture will be soft). Shape salmon mixture into four 3/4-inch thick cakes.

  3. In a large skillet, cook salmon cakes in hot oil over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until done (160°F), turning once. Remove salmon cakes from skillet and place on serving plates. Top salmon cakes with remaining spinach leaves.

  4. Drain any excess oil from the skillet. Add the butter to the hot skillet and cook until melted. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining 2 teaspoons chili sauce and juice from half the lemon until combined. Drizzle over salmon cakes and spinach. Cut remaining lemon half into wedges and serve with salmon cakes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
20g Fat
6g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 362mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 8.9mg 45%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 676mg 14%
Folate, total 65.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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