Primal Salmon Cakes

I’ve been trying to get a lot more fish in our diets and this recipe helps, its that delicious! These salmon cakes are from The Primal Blueprint Cookbookby Mark Sisson. If you don’t own it, it’s a must! Fantastic primal recipes, we cook out of this book every week.

This recipe calls for canned fish, there seems to be some controversy surrounding this food. Sisson says canned fish is fine and its an economical way to eat wild-caught fish year round even urging readers to eat the skin and bones! Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet Cookbook advises to get rid of these items from your pantry, or at the very least stick them in a colander and rinse them before you use them due to the salt content. He says canned foods do not compare to “unadulterated, fresh foods as Mother Nature always intended.”

I chose the primal route and opened my 2 cans of wild caught salmon, but found myself digging out the spine and all the bones I could grasp. This was a little too primal for me. All the work was worth it, as this recipe is really great!

2 cans (14 – 15 oz each) wild caught salmon or mackerel, drained
2 eggs
1/4 cup green onions
2 tsp dried dill
1 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp coarse salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 cup coconut flour
coconut oil

How to:
In a bowl combine all ingredients except coconut flour. After everything is mixed, start adding coconut flour a little at a time, stopping when the mixture holds a patty shape.

Melt enough coconut oil to cover your saute pan, on medium heat.

Shape mixture into 3 inch patties. Cook in coconut oil until each side is brown. Finish off in a 225 degree oven.

7 thoughts on “Primal Salmon Cakes

  1. i made these tonight and they were delicious! i increased the onion and dill just because i have a hard time eating salmon :) have some for lunch tomorrow! thanks for the recipe!!!!! will definitely make again!

  2. These are very satisfying. I made them with twice as much dill and green onion and cooked them in butter instead of coconut oil. I also added the flour at the beginning by accident. They still came out great and went well with a green salad. Thanks so much for your simple perfect recipe.

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