Salmon Cakes With Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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3 7.5-ounce cans salmon, drained

1 cup frozen corn, thawed

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

5 tablespoons tartar sauce, plus more for serving (optional)

2 tablespoons minced jarred roasted red peppers

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus wedges for serving

Freshly ground pepper

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

8 cups (about 8 ounces) mixed baby greens


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Mix the salmon, corn, egg, 3 tablespoons each breadcrumbs and tartar sauce, the roasted red peppers, parsley, lemon zest and 3/4 teaspoon Old Bay in a bowl. Gently form into eight 3/4-inch-thick patties and freeze until just firm, about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the dressing: Whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons tartar sauce, the lemon juice, 1 tablespoon water, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay, and pepper to taste in a large bowl.
  3. Put the remaining 5 tablespoons breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl. Press the salmon cakes in the breadcrumbs to coat both sides. Heat the olive 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 more minutes.
  4. Add the greens to the bowl with the dressing and toss. Serve the salmon cakes with the salad, more tartar sauce and lemon wedges.