Mini Salmon Cakes with Anise Aioli #SundaySupper

Mini Salmon Cakes with Anise Aioli

Mini Salmon Cakes with Anise Aioli serves bite-sized versions of salmon patties with slightly sweet fennel-garlic sauce. These fish patties pack maximum flavor into each bite.

Mini Salmon Cakes with Anise Garlic Aioli
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This week for Sunday Supper, we want you to come at us with your favorite recipes – made miniature! Take your favorite foods and recreate them as small bites that would be perfect for parties and entertaining! What’s a party without plates of bite-sized food? So bring your favorites to OUR party, and share your favorite foods as small bites!

Thank you Christie from A Kitchen Hoors Adventures  for hosting this event!

If you know me, then you know I’m crazy about crab cakes. I go as far as judging restaurants by their crabby patties. Dry, extra breadcrumbs, not seasoned right cakes mean I might not try your place again. Harsh maybe, but crab cakes are usually a good representation of a restaurant’s fare.

I don’t find salmon cakes on menus nearly as often, if ever around here. That really should change.

If you never had salmon cakes, then I have a recipe you really should try. If anise or garlic  aioli  isn’t your thing, tartar or cocktail sauce even remoulade work just as well!

Mini Salmon Cakes with Anise Aioli

Mini Salmon Cakes with Anise Aioli

Yield: 12 to 14 salmon cakes

Serving Size: 1 each


    salmon cakes
  • 10 ounces flaked cooked salmon (pouch or homemade)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons mayo
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay or similar seafood seasoning
  • 1 cup bread crumbs, divided
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • anise garlic aioli
  • 1/2 cup chopped fennel
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Mix together salmon, mayo, mustard, lemon juice, Old Bay, egg, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup bread crumbs.
  • Form mini salmon cakes, coat with breadcrumbs. Refrigerate about 15 minutes to set.
  • Fry salmon cakes in oil over medium heat, turning once until golden brown. about 2 minutes per side.
  • aioli
  • While cakes fry, make aioli. Chop fennel and garlic in a blender or food processor, Add sugar and honey. Blend.
  • Slowly drizzle in oil with blender running. Scrape down side periodically. Blend until emulsified.
  • Top cakes with aioli or serve on the side.
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Food for Thought…Which fish or seafood have you tried as a fish cake? Maybe tuna? How about halibut? Shrimp anyone? I’d love to hear your ideas in a comment below!

 Mini Salmon Cakes with Anise Aioli

Something special is going on Sunday night…

Tapo Toro is hosting our LIVE Twitter chat for this event!
About the restaurant: Tapa Toro combines contemporary Spanish cuisine with a vibrant, energetic atmosphere – bringing a fresh dining experience to the I-Drive 360 area in Orlando, FL. Their unique paella pit, vibrant tapas menu, and extensive selection of imported wines will guide you through a culinary journey of Spanish flavors and culture in the heart of Central Florida.
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16 Responses to Mini Salmon Cakes with Anise Aioli #SundaySupper

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  4. cheri says:

    What a fabulous appetizer, love salmon cakes and the fennel aioli sounds sophisticated and delicious.

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  7. Liz says:

    These are so elegant and yummy!! I love salmon and can’t wait to try out your recipe!
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  8. Caroline says:

    These look so tasty – I love the idea of the anise aioli!
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  11. Lauren says:

    I might be as bold to say I like salmon cakes better than crab cakes. Can’t wait to make them at home myself.
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