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Spicy Salmon Cakes

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Fish cakes are very similar to croquettes, they are mainly made of fish paste with variations of other ingredients added to form a patty. The adaptation of different ingredients depends largely on types of cuisines cooked with different types of fish used (normally white fish like cod, snapper, blue eye, bream or ling or oily fish like salmon and mackerel), mashed potato or flour, eggs or no eggs, bacon or ham, prawns, crab meats, herbs or spices and different types of vegetables used. Different culinary approaches, whether its steamed, boiled, stir-fried, pan fried, or deep fried, all produce distinct variations of fish cakes.

Spicy Salmon Fish Cakes

gf Spicy Salmon Fish Cakes

In Southeast Asia, fish cakes are commonly included as an ingredient in hotpots, soups, stir-fried with vegetables, noodles or rice, dim sum, or pan fried and even deep fried. Fish cakes are commonly served as appetizers, included as an ingredient in main meals and can even be eaten as a snack. For my gluten free spicy salmon cakes recipe, I am using salmon fish, combined with frozen peas, carrots and corns mix and seasoned with gluten free curry powder, ground paprika and served with a cucumber dipping sauce. This recipe is also dairy free, nut free, soy free and egg free. This spicy salmon cakes gives a nice tweak to the more traditional Thai fish cakes recipe. Check out my other fish cakes recipes: fish cakes with rice noodles, Thai salmon fish cakes and yong tau foo.

GF_Spicy Salmon Cakes

Conventionally, fish has long been a main dietary constituent of populations living near coastal regions and waterways. Salmon is no doubt the one of the utmost popular oily fish on our dining table, with credits to its fabulous flavour, nutritional and health benefits and great versatility for different cuisines and cooking methods. Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, the “good” cholesterol, DHA and EPA, it is also rich in vitamins and essential minerals like vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B7 (biotin), vitamin B12, selenium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and iodine. Healthy benefits of salmon include may reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases, may improve mood and cognitive functions of the brain, aid in treatment of inflammatory joint disorders, may prevent cell damage, promote healthy skin, hair and nail, may reduce risk of cancers like colon, prostate and kidney cancers and help maintain insulin levels in the body. Its no wonder salmon is widely acknowledged as a superfood or healing food.

Gluten Free Spicy Salmon Fish Cakes

Gluten Free Spicy Salmon Cakes

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4 Responses

  1. Cherished By Me
    | Reply

    Oh these look very tasty, and as two of my children can’t eat gluten, even better! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • daphnegoh
      | Reply

      Kids will love these salmon fish cakes. Enjoy the recipe. ????

  2. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
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    I bet these would go down so well at a party! They look and sound delicious.

    • daphnegoh
      | Reply

      They are definitely a crowd pleaser at any party. So easy to make and really yummy too ????

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