Dijon Balsamic Salmon Cakes

A mustard based balsamic vinaigrette does double duty as a flavoring for moist salmon cakes and a dressing for mixed greens that's served alongside.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Three 7.5-ounce cans boneless salmon, drained

2 tablespoons mayonnaise 

1 teaspoon lemon zest, plus wedges for serving

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 small jar roasted red peppers, finely chopped

1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs

1/3 cup Food Network Kitchen™ Inspired French Style Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespoons olive oil

5 ounces mixed baby greens

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix together the salmon, mayonnaise, lemon zest, egg, roasted red peppers, 3 tablespoons of the breadcrumbs, 1 tablespoon of the French Style Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a large bowl. Gently form into eight 3/4-inch-thick patties and freeze until just firm, about 10 minutes.
  3. Put the remaining breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl. Press the salmon cakes in the breadcrumbs to coat both sides. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon cakes and cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until the cakes are heated through, 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Toss the greens with the remaining vinaigrette in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper. 
  5. Divide the salmon cakes among 4 plates (2 per plate). Add a mound of salad to each plate and a lemon wedge. 

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