Salmon and Corn Cakes with Lemon Mayonnaise

by MareeT

Fresh salmon, crisp corn and lemon are the highlight of this easy main dish.

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.

Salmon and Corn Cakes with Lemon Mayonnaise

Salmon and Corn Cakes with Lemon Mayonnaise
Salmon and Corn Cakes with Lemon Mayonnaise

Ingredients and Instructions

Prep time 10 min  -  Total time 20 min
Ingredients for 4 servings
1 lb. fresh salmon fillets, cooked and skin removed  • 1/2 cup canned corn, drained  • 1 egg, lightly beaten  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs  • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise  • 1/2 tsp dried dill weed  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper  • Olive oil

In a large bowl, lightly flake salmon, set aside.
In a small bowl combine remaining ingredients except olive oil.
Fold wet ingredients into salmon being careful to keep salmon flakes intact.
Shape into 4 cakes.
Using a large frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side until lightly browned.
Serve with Lemon Mayonnaise (recipe to follow).

Recipe  5.0/5 Stars (2 Votes)

No Salmon? Try another fish or seafood substitute.

This recipe is so versatile that you can swap another favorite fish or seafood for the salmon. Just remember to use cooked seafood to insure proper cooking time.

Most any fish can be used, and tuna or haddock work very nicely in this recipe. Crab is another good choice.




How do you usually prepare salmon?

Easy Lemon Mayonnaise

Easy Lemon Mayonnaise

Prep time 5 min  -  Total time 5 min
Ingredients for 4 servings
1/2 cup mayonnaise  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Whisk together mayonnaise and lemon juice until smooth.
Serve with Salmon and Corn Cakes.

Recipe  5.0/5 Stars (2 Votes)
Updated: 03/04/2015, MareeT
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MareeT on 09/10/2014

So happy that you enjoyed them Correen!

Nancy Hardin on 09/06/2014

Oh YUM! I love salmon, and this sounds delicious! What really sets it off too is the corn and the lemon mayonnaise. Such a good dinner. Thanks Mary for sharing.

RuthCox on 09/05/2014

This sounds like a great new take on the old-fashioned salmon patty recipe. My biggest problem would be that rarely are there leftovers when I bake salmon.

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