There are two good reasons why this is one of my favorite recipes. First is, that I love fresh salmon and when I can incorporate this moist and tasty fish into a recipe, I am a very happy cook. The second reason is the ease of this recipe. When all (well most) of the ingredients are mixed in one bowl, it doesn't get much easier to prepare a main dish. Assemble the Salmon and Corn Cakes up to a day ahead to the point of frying. A great idea if you are having guests for dinner.
Salmon and Corn Cakes with Lemon Mayonnaise is a great recipe to use for leftovers. Whenever I have leftover fresh salmon and/or corn this is my go-to recipe. I highly recommend using fresh salmon instead of canned. I have never used canned but I know that it has a very fishy smell and it would certainly take away from the freshness of this dish. I find that canned corn works just fine though, but if you have leftover corn on the cob, it's just as easy to slice off a few kernels. I am sure you will enjoy the combination of fresh fish and sweet corn which is quite delicious.
The Lemon Mayonnaise definitely tops off this dish and makes it unique. I find that you don't need a lot of this condiment, but just a taste with each bite to round out the flavors.