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

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 1 1/2 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 2 1/2 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
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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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Alex March 3, 2013 at 5:03 am

I’ve never made this type of salmon cakes/burgers before: wow. Definitely on the to-do list now.


Liz March 3, 2013 at 7:36 am

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


Paula @ Vintage Kitchen March 3, 2013 at 8:13 am

These are the most original `cakes´ today Isabel! Can we still be friends though I hate salmon? I love cake though…and have actually made salmon cakes many times before for my stepkids!


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 3, 2013 at 9:33 am

Looks wonderful!!! I have been craving salmon lately and this dish would be perfect for my cravings!!


Heather @girlichef March 3, 2013 at 9:52 am

I love that you took “cake” to the savory side! I love the sound of these…perfect for a lazy brunch. Like, today. ;)


Jen @JuanitasCocina March 3, 2013 at 9:59 am

This would be my favorite kinda cake!


Soni March 3, 2013 at 10:25 am

We love Salmon and your cakes look fantastic and so super easy!Have to try it :) Yumm…


Nicole March 3, 2013 at 10:51 am

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!


Stacy March 3, 2013 at 11:15 am

These look beautiful! I love salmon and am always looking for some new ideas for cooking it. Love this!


Amber @ Mama's Blissful Bites March 3, 2013 at 11:29 am

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!


Bea March 3, 2013 at 11:47 am

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


Christi Silbaugh (Momwhatsfordinner) March 3, 2013 at 11:55 am

Nice healthy way to add crunch and texture without gluten! Thank you for sharing!


Renee March 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm

What a way to make salmon cakes awesome with the walnut crust! Great recipe Isabel!!


Pam @ The Meltaways March 3, 2013 at 12:25 pm

I cannot wait to try these – I was wanting a way to make these GF without just using GF breadcrumbs – the walnuts are genius!


Diana @GourmetDrizzles March 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm

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!


Conni @FoodieArmyWife March 3, 2013 at 3:50 pm

YUM!!! I am totally saving this one for the next time we make some salmon. I think I’ll purposely make a little extra so we have leftovers to make these :)


Tara March 3, 2013 at 4:49 pm

This reminds me of the salmon burger I did for #WeekdaySupper but even better with the walnuts. YUM!!


Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite March 3, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Love your savoury cakes! My daughter loves fish, well both my husband and I do as well, but I can’t wait to make these for her.


Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) March 3, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Love the crunch on these, great idea


Cindys Recipes and Writings March 4, 2013 at 12:18 am

I love nuts with fish this sounds awesome, Isabel!


Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips March 4, 2013 at 7:48 am

Love all the omega 3s with the walnuts added, and no pesky filler!


Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere March 4, 2013 at 11:44 am

We love salmon, but have never tried making cakes out of them. I’m excited to give these a try.


Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) March 4, 2013 at 11:49 am

We love salmon in this household! Love the walnut crust…why do we not live closer to each other? ;-)


Katy March 4, 2013 at 2:43 pm

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


Sandy @ RE March 4, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Those sound fantastic! All the ingredients we love!


Nancy @ gottagetbaked March 4, 2013 at 4:34 pm

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!


Susan March 4, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Great flavors and I bet the combo of walnuts and salmon were really nice.


The Ninja Baker March 5, 2013 at 2:54 am

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 =)


Hezzi-D March 5, 2013 at 6:52 am

I’ve never had a salmon cake before! Yours look really tasty though so I’m thinking I need to get on this recipe!


FamilyFoodie March 6, 2013 at 10:07 am

Let me know if you try it… I would love your feedback!


Angie @ Big Bear's Wife March 6, 2013 at 10:19 am

Thomas would LOVE these!


Lane @ Supper for a Steal March 6, 2013 at 11:42 am

Maybe you need to work on me and Riley. I’m not a salmon fan, but my in laws are. I could make these when they come to visit and maybe just sneak a few crabcakes in for myself.


Patrick March 6, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Interesting idea. I wonder if the crusting would work on salmon fillets.


Kathy June 4, 2013 at 10:57 am

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


FamilyFoodie June 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Thank you! You made my day!


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