Salmon Cakes Recipe

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  1. Theresa says:

    I have a severe allergy to ALL nuts. What could I use to substitute for the almond flour in the Salmon burger recipe?

  2. Tina says:

    What can be used in place of ghee?

    • Grassfed butter or coconut oil

      • steve goldstein says:

        The instructions read to cook over high heat, thus the purpose of the ghee. Butter, from grass fed cows or otherwise has a low burning point. Grapeseed oil burns at a much higher temp. Coconut oil burns high but adds a very specific flavor. Butter adder to grapeseed oil might be a way to go.

  3. Debbie young says:

    what is ghee and u never heard of Pecorino cheese can I substitute another cheese

    • Ghee is clarified grassfed butter…I am obsessed! And it is full of awesome health benefits! Pecorino is a type of sheep cheese. I typically recommend raw sheep or goats milk cheese. You can substitute with what cheese you personally prefer.

  4. Penny Willis says:

    This is also good with grilled wild caught salmon you can flake it of put it in your food processer for a min.

  5. MS says:

    There’s no salmon in this recipe.

  6. Babs says:

    I made this last night and it was a huge hit with my family. Quick, easy and tasty! This my newest weekly staple. I hope it reheats well… because I made enough for lunches today. This gets 5 stars!

  7. Tammey Cundiff says:

    You list canned salmon .. I thought it was very unhealthy due to most if not all is farmed salmon and not fresh caught.
    In addition, every article I ‘ve read speaks repeatedly about how unhealthy and in some cases toxic canned foods can be, especially fish.

    • Bonnie says:

      At this time ALL canned salmon must be wild caught…farmed is not allowed. Ever can I have says “Wild” on the label…get it before our bureaucrats change that law!!!

    • Mat says:

      Tammey, use wild caught Alaskan Salmon. The fisheries in Alaska are very tightly regulated and have a great sustainable population. Alaskan Salmon tests very low for water/fish borne pollutants like PCBs, mercury and others.

      • Sharon says:

        What about salmon caught in Prince William Sound? Is there any evidence of levels of radiation from Fukushima?

  8. RCN says:

    Love many of your recipes. However, I have numerous food allergies, too many to mention. What can I use in place of eggs, citrus, dairy/ghee, that appear in so many? I know what to do to substitute the flours and milks. Applesauce for egg isn’t appropriate for all recipes. Thanks for your help!

  9. nancy says:

    Why remove bones and skin? My mother never did. She said the bones are good for you . they’re so soft you dont even notice them. Ive also read on other sites to leave in bones and skin.

    • Angel says:

      I wanted to ask the same thing. I thought the bones and skin were good for you.

      • You can definitely eat them! I just didn’t use them when making this specific recipe so I didn’t include it in the ingredients. But definitely use them and let us know how it turns out!

  10. Constance says:

    Do you have an approximate calorie count on this, please?

  11. Shawna says:

    Can you use fresh salmon? Frozen salmon fillets?

  12. Jennifer D. says:

    DELICIOUS! I stuck to the recipe (except the ghee – used olive oil and the bacon – used real bacon) and it was a hit with the entire family.

  13. Carol says:

    The Salmon Cake recipe looks delicious, but I do not do well with almond flour. Can coconut flour be substituted for the almond flour; and if so, how much coconut flour?

  14. Maria Iles says:

    Thank you for all the valuable information!
    Now about the Salmon Patties, can I bake them please, or they will be dry??

  15. Angela says:

    Sounds delicious – cant wait to try this

  16. Josefina says:

    Delicious food I love your healty recipes my family and me. Thank so much for share values information.

  17. Isabel says:

    Thanks Jennifer—I wanted to use the delicious real bacon I got from farmers market so that answered my question. Personally, I tried Turkey bacon (not for this recipe, though) and I think it’s awful but perhaps using it in recipes might not be too bad. Thanks Dr. Axe–this recipe looks Yummy!!!!

  18. Jan says:

    I am confused,as is Nancy, Jan 12. What good reason is there for removing the skin and bones? The bones are a good source of very digestable calcium and the skin is where a fair amount of the omega3 is. Please explain your reasoning.

    • You can definitely keep them in. I only used the protein when I created the recipe so that is why it is written that way. You may have to play with the ratios a little

  19. Beth says:

    In answer to Tammey. We buy wild caught Alaskan salmon in cans and feel much safer with it than farmed.

    This is basically the recipe I have always used only without the almond flour. The patties are much thicker and firmer with it and we love this addition but it can be made without any flour at all. Thanks for the recipe Dr. Axe.

  20. Audrey G Coldman says:

    I don’t eat fish can I replace Salmon with something else?

  21. Angela says:

    Can I use something else instead of almond flour as my son is allergic to nuts.

  22. Annie says:

    My doctor put me on Ladolis powder which is sweetened by Aspertame. I know Aspertame is not good for your health. Ladolis is to lower my cholesterol , since I could not continue taking Crestor. Why is it they make medications sweetened by Aspertame ? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciate it.
    Annie Shamoun

    • Cheryl Len, Ph.D. Psychologist says:

      Try sme herbs/. Fenugreek, red yeast rice, and policanisol (a sugar alcohol) are all good substitutes. Check them out on google. I put my husband on them a few yrs ago when he had very high cholesterol, and it/they brought the cholesterol down.

      The doctors don’t learn about the herbal approaches, because the drug companies do all the continuing education, and they market their drugs to make money. (I speak from experience – my first husband is a physician. And, oh – the fancy restaurants you get to eat at while you are learning! Absolutely free, of course.)

  23. Denise says:

    WOW! These are amazing!! I have one question, how do you get them to stay together better. They fell apart really easily. Thanks for all you do!!

  24. Irma says:

    I don’t eat meat, can I just leave it away? And our food stores doesn’t have any canned salmon in Finland. Can I use fresh or smoked salmon instead?

  25. Wendi says:

    Think this recipe would still be good W/o the cheese? I try to be dairy free.

  26. LaWanda Brokenborough says:

    I would have never thought of adding cheese. I will try this!

  27. JC says:

    Sweet potatoes are high in carbs. Would using cauliflower work?

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  29. Dana says:

    We make our own ghee from butter we make from our cows cream. I know others who buy butter and make ghee from it, making it affordable.

  30. Courtney says:

    I can’t have cheese/dairy. Could I use nutritional yeast flakes instead of the cheese? If so, do you think the same amount?

  31. Kimberly says:

    The nutrition information is not listed. I don’t understand why that would not be attached to every recipe you post? Can you please provide this. I certainly hope I receive an answer. I love the information on this website, but I find Customer Service to be lacking.

  32. Jenn says:

    I would like the nutritional information. It’s important for me to know how many calories I am taking in along the the nutritional values.

  33. Stephanie Pyeatt Cripe says:

    Yummy salmon cakes. Cant wait to try!!

  34. Keniro says:

    Can’t a “Wild caught salmon fish OIL supplement” work as well or almost as well as eating actual salmon fish?

  35. LaLeeRu says:

    Just made these for dinner. WONDERFUL!!!! Everyone loved them. I think I may start making these once a week!

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