Easy Spicy Salmon Cakes Looking to add some interest to an easy dinner recipe? Five-spice may be your new best friend. What is five-spice powder? A mixture of these five spices: cinnamon, clove, fennel, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns. (There are regional recipes in China that include more spices, including white pepper, nutmeg and orange peel.) It adds a distinct warm flavor to these healthy salmon cakes.

active: 20 mins
total: 20 mins
Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 cups flaked cooked salmon (see Associated Recipes)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chile-garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup canola oil


    Step 1

    Combine salmon, eggs, onion, cilantro, chile-garlic sauce, soy sauce and five-spice powder in a large bowl. Fold in breadcrumbs. Form into four 3-inch-wide patties.

    Step 2

    Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon cakes and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, 4 to 6 minutes total.

Associated Recipes

Miso-Maple Salmon

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cake Per Serving: 330 calories; protein 16.4g; carbohydrates 20.1g; dietary fiber 0.8g; sugars 3g; fat 19.8g; saturated fat 2.5g; cholesterol 118.1mg; vitamin a iu 358.3IU; vitamin c 3.4mg; folate 22.8mcg; calcium 46.8mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 22.9mg; potassium 276.2mg; sodium 412.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 1g. Exchanges:

3 fat, 1 1/2 lean protein, 1 starch, 1/2 medium-fat protein


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