Salmon Fishcakes

Salmon Fishcakes

This weekend I decided to try the Nairn’s recipe for Salmon Fishcakes. Tinned salmon is great as it tends to be cheaper than fresh and it also counts towards your oily fish intake for the week (for heart health).

As a little disclaimer, I tend to follow recipes 90% to the book… and tweak the other 10% to make it a little bit more healthy (adding a little bit of ‘Nic’s Nutrition’ to it you could say!).



Fish cakes



Healthy Salmon Fishcakes


  • 1 tin of salmon, skinned, boned & flaked
  • 4 Rough oatcakes (broken into crumbs)
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp of coriander & parsley mixed
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 4 tsp olive oil OR 1kcal spray oil
  • Optional: Chilli flakes & Spring onion


  1. Mix the fish, oatcake crumbs, beaten egg and herbs (plus optional ingredients) into a bowl before shaping the mixture into patties & rolling in the flour.
  2. Heat the oil (1kcal spray oil or 1 tsp of oil per fish cake) in a frying pan and fry the fishcakes until golden-brown on both sides (about 3 minutes on each side)
  3. Serve with fresh salsa/sweet chilli and salad for a starter or add sweet-potato wedges to make a meal of them!


Nutrition stats are for per fish cake.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 180

% Daily Value

Total Fat 6 g


Total Carbohydrates 18 g


Protein 14 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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  1. Steph
    July 14, 2013 / 12:12 am

    Super quick and easy to make with things I had in the cupboard already! Delicious with a salad, tomato salsa & corn on the cob. Can’t wait to make them again!

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 14, 2013 / 9:18 am

      Thanks for your comment Steph! And great pic on twitter too – I’ll upload it soon!! Nic x

  2. Anita
    August 11, 2013 / 9:40 am

    Hey Nic, would this recipe work with other fish do you think? Was thinking something like cooked smoked haddock or cooked cod? x

    • Nics Nutrition
      August 11, 2013 / 4:10 pm

      Oh quite possibly yes! I suppose the only way to know is to test.. egg and bread crumbs/flour will help it to bind – let me know! Nic x

  3. Gemma
    September 9, 2013 / 8:02 pm

    Really quick and easy and the children liked them too. Was a bit worried they would fall apart in the pan but not even a crumb went astray during cooking. A hit!

    • September 9, 2013 / 8:05 pm

      Hurray!! Thanks Gemma! So glad your kids liked them too 😀 Thanks for your comment! xx

  4. Corinne
    September 10, 2013 / 3:41 pm

    I tried these with tuna and they turned out delicious and very filling. Will make them for the whole family next.

    • September 10, 2013 / 5:55 pm

      I love the idea of swapping the salmon for tuna! And thank you for your great pic too – I’ll upload it in a moment 🙂 Nic xx

  5. Nagz
    October 10, 2013 / 8:19 pm

    I tried it with tuna and its so delicious. So easy to make it thanks!

  6. Emily Ryan
    December 11, 2013 / 7:36 pm

    Nic I cannot get over your recipes, I’ve made practically all of the recepies!! Made these today with scallions. I am not a fish lover, and neither is my father but wow wee he was scraping the plate afterwards!! It doesn’t have a strong fish smell or taste to it and the flavours in it are yummy! Had a delicious homemade salsa to completely finish the dish. Was scrumptious!!

    • December 17, 2013 / 7:52 pm

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Emily!! SO glad you liked them 🙂 xxx

  7. Anita
    January 6, 2014 / 5:05 pm

    I’ve tried these a couple of times with fresh cod that I’ve covered in cajun spice and cooked before making into fishcakes and they taste amazing!

    • January 6, 2014 / 6:34 pm

      Ooh that sounds gorgeous! Thanks Anita! xx

  8. January 8, 2014 / 6:53 pm

    Made these this evening for my family. Made a slight change for the kids by putting some cheese in the middle. I also cooked them in the over rather than frying. 10/10 from everyone including my ultra fussy son!

    • January 8, 2014 / 7:26 pm

      Love your suggestions, thank you so much Neil!!

  9. julie
    March 9, 2014 / 6:55 am

    does that work with gluten free oats?

  10. Lizzie
    July 27, 2015 / 10:26 am

    Hi Nic could you use Ryvita instead of oatcakes?x

    • July 27, 2015 / 8:00 pm

      Hello! I don’t see why not 🙂 Let me know how it goes!! Or maybe try rolled oats?!

  11. Manon
    August 28, 2015 / 1:00 pm

    Hi! Would these be ok to freeze?

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