5-Star Fresh Salmon Patties

These salmon patties are a summertime favorites.

As you might have guessed, I love cooking salmon.  This fish is always quick to prepare, delicious, and nutritious.  After all, salmon is a good source of quality protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. 

For this recipe, I prefer to finely dice or mince salmon by hand.  Grinding salmon filet in a food processor will drastically change its texture and turn it into paste.  

These salmon patties are made flavorful with fresh bell peppers, scallions and lemon zest.  If you don’t have access to Old Bay seasoning, don’t fret.  These patties will still be delicious. Just to let you know, Old Bay contains a mixture of paprika, celery seed, celery salt, salt, pepper, red pepper, and other “secret” ingredients. 

Whether you sauté, broil or grill these patties, make sure not to overcook them. You can serve fresh salmon patties with fries, rice, or a zesty avocado salad.  On the bun or without.  Either way, enjoy!

For more seafood recipes, please check out Herbaceous Seafood Skewers with Garlic and Lemon and Salmon Wellington with Compound Butter.

5-Star Fresh Salmon Patties

Easy summer recipe of fresh salmon and colorful vegetables.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, brunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 1.5 pounds Salmon filet skinless, finely diced
  • 1/2 Red bell papers
  • 1/2 Green pepper
  • 3 sprigs Scallions
  • 1/3 cup Parsley
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp Old Bay seasoning
  • Black pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp Canola oil


  • Dice skinless salmon filet and place it in a large bowl.
  • In the food processor combine red and green peppers, scallions and process.
  • Transfer veggies to the bowl with salmon.
  • Add chopped parsley, panko breadcrumbs, old bay, mayonnaise, lemon zest and beaten eggs. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  • Refrigerate salmon mixture for up to an hour to help form patties and blend flavors.
  • Form patties. I use a large ice cream scoop to portion my patties. It is about 2 table spoons of mixture per patty.
  • Heat a large non stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of oil.

  • Cook the patties about 5 minutes on each side, until browned.

  • Alternatively, you can grill salmon patties at 4-6 minute per side.

Keyword Burger, Salmon, Salmon burger

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