Walnut Crusted Salmon Cakes #SundaySupper

Walnut Crusted Salmon Cakes

Walnut Crusted Salmon Cakes

Alexandra came home from college this weekend, and I love making something special to welcome her home.  If you could believe it, she loves Salmon as much as I do.  When I made Salmon with Tomatoes, Onions, Olives and Capers last week, I couldn’t help but miss her and wish she was home to enjoy it with us.  So, I decided to surprise her when she came home this weekend and made Walnut Crusted Salmon Cakes for the first time.

We served the Walnut Crusted Salmon Cakes over Orzo Pasta and topped them with Parsley Garlic Caper Sauce. My oh my, they were incredible!  It was the perfect way to welcome my college girl home from school and spend an afternoon Around the Family Table!

Walnut Crusted Salmon Cakes #SundaySupper
  • 4 tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 1 small Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks of Celery, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley
  • 2 cups cooked Salmon
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 cup ground Walnuts
  • Sea Salt & Ground Pepper to taste
  1. Heat 1½ teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in parsley; remove from the heat.
  2. Place Salmon in a medium bowl and flake.
  3. Add Egg and Mustard; mix well.
  4. Add the Onion mixture.
  5. Add Salt and Pepper and mix well.
  6. Shape the mixture into 12 patties, about 2½ inches wide and place on baking sheet.
  7. Top each Salmon Cake with 1 tablespoon of chopped Walnuts
  8. Bake the Salmon Cakes at 375 degrees for 15 minutes
  9. Broil the Salmon Cakes for 5 minutes
  10. Serve over Orzo or Rice with Parsley Caper Sauce if desired

Kid Ratings: Alexandra 10, Ronnie 8.5, Reis 9, Riley we are working on him, Guest Shamus 10
Walnut Crusted Salmon Cakes

What made these Salmon Cakes so delish… there was no bread filler and no mayonnaise.  We let the flavor of great ingredients shine through, and they were incredible!

Walnut Crusted Salmon Cakes

This week’s Sunday Supper event is hosted by Angie from Big Bears Wife… she is in love with Cheese,  Cake and Cheesecake, and we were all ready to step up to the challenge!

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  1. says

    Can you believe I’ve never made salmon cakes? I must add this to our Lenten rotation…cheese pizza is getting old!!!

  2. says

    So cute, when I saw this theme, I wondered what you would choose to make. Salmon Cakes are perfect and my goodness they look absolutely HEAVENLY! All of these things together just make my mouth water.
    Great recipe Isabel!

  3. Amber @ Mama's Blissful Bites says

    I love salmon cakes…love, love, love, love. We just had them at my snack class. So delicious. I can’t wait to make yours with walnuts…bonus!

  4. says

    This is amazing, Isabel. 3 out of 4 in my house love salmon so this will be a perfect dinner :) at our house. I have never thought about baking salmon cakes and live the idea. So much better than frying :) Tank you, Isabel

  5. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says

    Absolutely perfect, Isabel! What a lovely recipe, and I am so glad you didn’t use fillers or mayo. Love the addition of the dijon and the parsley and the other wonderful flavors!

  6. says

    Amazing! I tend to always do the same couple of recipes with salmon, but I will definitely be trying this one! It sounds delicious!

  7. says

    It is so sweet how much you miss your daughter, Isabel. These delicious salmon cakes must’ve been such a wonderful welcome home treat for her. I love making salmon cakes – they’re so easy, nutritious and yummy. Tell me more about this parsley garlic caper sauce – it sounds amazing!

  8. says

    Thank you for this recipe Isabel. I’ve had success with a Food Network recipe for salmon cakes several times which contains a potato filler. Next time, I believe I’ll be making yours because as you say the ingredients allow the salmon to shine.

    P.s. Happy family reunion with your daughter =)

  9. says

    I just found your site and LOVE IT!!!! What a treasure. I am tring the Walnut Crusted Salmon Cakes tonight. Thank you!!!! Kathy

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