Moroccan Salmon Cakes with Garlic Mayonnaise

Moroccan Salmon Cakes with Garlic Mayonnaise

160 Reviews 12 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Recipe by  Emily

“This is a great alternative to the standard salmon patty recipe using couscous, spinach, and cumin for an exotic flavor.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 4 to 5 servings



  1. In a small stainless steel or glass bowl, stir together mayonnaise, garlic, and paprika. Set aside.
  2. Prepare couscous according to package directions using the 2/3 cup of orange juice in place of water.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked couscous, red salmon, drained spinach, egg yolks, garlic, cumin, black pepper, and salt. Form into patties.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil and fry patties until golden brown turning once, about 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with garlic mayonnaise.

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FIVE STARS AND THEN SOME! This is absolutely perfect!! My meals are low-carb so I took a chance and left out the couscous. Great move on my part; these turned out fabulous! My other changes: 2 whole eggs instead of yolks, sugar-free orange breakfast drink instead of juice (it's all I had) and baked instead of fried. I used the advice of a previous reviewer and let the mixture sit in the fridge for about 40 minutes before shaping into patties and that made them hold together very well. I sprayed a foil-lined pan and baked at 375 F for 25 minutes then let the patties rest for about 7 minutes while I threw together a salad. The mayo is great, too! It's so rich and flavorful that you need only a bit to dress up the patty. By the texture of the baked patties, I'd say these would freeze well. In which case, you'll find dozens of these in my freezer at any given time! Addendum: Tried freezing without success. They fell apart during re-heat, lost flavor and became chewy. Still, they're not much work so making them fresh isn't a big deal.

Jenna F.

Jenna F.

These were SO good!!!!! I will be making them VERY often! The Garlic mayo wasn't for me however- next time I'll make some tzatziki. Thanks for this recipe! EDIT- I just made these again (a week later) but instead of making patties I BAKED the mixture in a cake pan for 20 minutes (at 350) then cut into pieces I put on toast with the garlic mayo. BEST LUNCH EVER! Even my 3 year old ate his all gone!



Excellent! I cut the recipe in half because I knew there's no way my husband is eating fish. I cut everything in halt exactly, except for the salmon I used a 6 oz. pouch (no draining) because they were on sale for $1. It was delicious! Non-dairy for me (lactose intolerant). It did not taste fishy at all to me. I made 6 very neat little patties. I make my patties by spraying a 1/4 measuring cup with Pam, then stuffing the mixture in, then plopping it out into the pan. All come out in uniform shape. Exellent! Will make again.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 620 cal
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 46.4 g
  • 71%
  • Carbs
  • 26.4 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 28.8 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol
  • 178 mg
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 950 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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