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Salmon Quinoa Cakes

Salmon Quinoa Cakes

This is a quick and very easy dish. Kids will love it and cooks will love it too.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4


  • 360 gm quinoa cooked * (2 Aust cups) ******see notes below
  • 500 gm raw salmon mince or other fish minced in a food processor
  • 1 Tablespoon green curry paste
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger fresh grated
  • 1 teaspooon caster sugar white
  • 20 ml fish sauce 1 Tablespoon
  • 1/2 cup coriander clean well chopped leaves stems and roots of coriander
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1 pinch salt

Optional Cheats Sweet and Sour vegetables

  • 250 gm snow peas
  • 150 gm carrot grated
  • 40 ml oil 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic crushed
  • 100 gm onion small sliced
  • 60 ml chicken stock 1/4 cup
  • 20 ml tomato sauce 1 Tablespoon ketchup
  • 20 ml sweet soy sauce Ketchup manis, 1 Tablespoon
  • 15 gm brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
  • 1/2 bunch coriander picked


  • Add all of the fish cakes ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix well. The mixture will not be runny or too loose to hold the patties shape. If it is, add a small amount of breadcrumbs.
  • Shape the patties making them the size of hamburger patties. The mixture will easily make 6-8. Prepare a tray with draining paper. Prepare the ingredeints for the quick vegetable dish before you start frying the cakes
  • Heat a shallow fry pan with 1 cm of oil and fry till browned on one side , Flip. They will only take a couple of minutes each side. Do not cook too long. They will continue to cook while you make the vegetables.
  • Heat another medium fry pan over high heat. Add the oil and onion and toss for 1 minute then add the garlic and ginger. Sauté till fragrant then add the stock, tomato sauce, sugar, sweet soy, and a little salt. Stir well and when it starts to steam and come to the boil add the grated carrot and the snow peas and toss till warm and the peas are only just wilting. Take off the heat and serve. Add some chopped coriander.
  • Serve with rice or just by itself.


1 cup of raw quinoa weights 180 gm
1 cup of quinoa once cooked makes 2 and 3/4 cups of cooked quinoa. This recipe calls for 2 cups of cooked quinoa. That means 1 cup of raw.