Bacon Wrapped Salmon Cakes

Bacon Wrapped Salmon Cakes Recipe

Let’s face it: everything tastes better wrapped in bacon! These bacon wrapped salmon cakes are a fast recipe and an easy way to make canned salmon gourmet. The kids even liked these and they are good cold for lunch the next day.

Bacon Wrapped Salmon Cakes

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Delicious bacon-wrapped salmon cakes are a great way to make canned salmon delicious and fancy.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of wild caught fresh, frozen or 2 cans wild caught salmon
  • 1 package of bacon
  • ¼ cup very finely diced onion
  • ¼ cup very finely diced bell pepper (optional)
  • 2 minced garlic cloves or garlic powder
  • 3 T parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp mustard (Dijon is best)
  • Spices of choice (I use salt, pepper, garlic, and herb blend)
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 2 yellow squash or zucchini
  • 1 onion

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cook salmon in skillet (heat canned salmon if using to cook off the juice) You want it to be flaky and have no extra juice
  3. Let salmon cool while dicing onion, garlic, bell pepper, etc.
  4. Mix cooled salmon with onion, bell pepper, garlic, parmesan, egg, mustard and spices to make a thick mixture
  5. Cut bacon slices in half. Lay bacon slices on buttered cookie sheet with rim. Use your hand to scoop about ¼ cup of salmon mixture and roll into a ball. Wrap the bacon around the salmon and pin with toothpick (not necessary, but makes eating easier)
  6. Place on cookie sheet and repeat until all salmon mixture is used up
  7. Place into oven and cook about 15-20 minutes until cooked through and until bacon is crispy
  8. While those are cooking, sauté peeled and sliced squash/zucchini and onion into skillet with butter and spices and cook until soft
  9. Boil asparagus for 2-3 minutes, remove from water and sauté with butter and spices (garlic and salt) in same skillet (get squash mix out first) for 1 minute or so

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Reader Comments

  1. I made them last night and they are very yummy! I would highly recommend them, even though they are a bit time consuming in preparation. They would also work great as an appetizer, if you are having guests over.

    Thanks for sharing!:)

    K. Wright

  2. Can’t wait to make this tonight!  Years ago I used to eat salmon burgers and loved them.. Since then and learning more about health I haven’t known what to do with canned salmon.  Thank you!

  3. These were really good and super easy to make. I didn’t have any bacon on hand but I really wanted them so I made them into patties and they were still delish! I know they will be even better when I make them with the bacon.

  4. I just made these again last night with bacon this time and they are just SO yummy! My kids LOVED them. I was wondering if anyone had had any success either freezing them before they were cooked or after they had been cooked and how would be the best way to cook/reheat them after doing that? They would just make such a great “quick” fix for the kids at lunch time if I could freeze them. TIA