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Scrumptious Salmon Cakes with a Lemon Dill Sauce

Updated: Sep 18, 2023

Summer is coming to a close, and fall is on the way! This month, we took our #1 seller, Scottish salmon, and did something a little different with it. Salmon Cakes with Lemon Dill Sauce. This recipe is inspired by food blogger JZ Eats, and it is a must-try!

More About Our Scottish Salmon

Organic and Sushi-Grade

Since 1977 Wester Ross (an area of the Northwest Highlands of Scotland) farmers have reared their salmon from fry to adult using old-fashioned labor-intensive techniques that have been abandoned by large salmon farms. This salmon is truly an artisanal product. More than 40 years of hand-wrought experience go into every fish that comes to your table. There are no shortcuts. These salmon are nurtured by hand, not by machine. Thus creating respect and humane treatment of the animal. There is a bond between farmer and animal that makes a critical difference. These farmers are on the water every day to tend their salmon. This Scottish salmon is fed by hand three times a day, creating more efficiency than machine spread feeding. Less feed is wasted and this keeps the seabed cleaner. The salmon are observed firsthand every day by those who care for them. Their salmon is slowly grown to market size naturally, taking more time. It rewards us with a firmer salmon that resembles its wild cousins in appearance and texture.

Is this salmon grown in cages?

They are grown at sea in floating net pens with very low stocking densities (99% water, 1% fish) and minimal handling at sea policy, which ensures a slowly grown and naturally healthy fish; time after time.

Are additives used?

No antibiotics, hormones, medicines, or GMO ingredients are used in the rearing of this salmon. The farms are medicine-free. But salmon must have pigments for optimum immunity. Farmers give nutritional supplements and naturally occurring Panaferd® pigments that are derived entirely from natural sources. Their custom-designed feed contains approved organic ingredients to satisfy the instinct of the salmon to seek out quality nutrition.

What do the farmers feed the salmon?

A marine fishmeal feed was developed specifically for these farmers. The feed is based on trimmings of fish that were caught for human consumption, to ensure that our farming operation does not impact wild fish populations.

Salmon Cakes with Lemon Dill Sauce Recipe

For this recipe, you can use our fresh Atlantic, Wild King, or Scottish salmon, but we used our Scottish Salmon with the skin off. We like serving this with a simple salad either on the side, or with the salmon cakes on top!


  • Total Time: 35 min.

  • Makes approx. 16 servings


For the Salmon Cakes

  • 1.5 lbs. fresh salmon (skinless)

  • 1 shallot, minced

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 red pepper, diced

  • ⅓ cup celery, diced

  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs

  • 1.5 Tbsp Dijon mustard

  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise

  • ½ lemon, juice

  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill, minced

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • Salt & Pepper

For the Lemon Dill Sauce

  • ⅓ cup Greek yogurt

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • ½ lemon, juice

  • Dill to taste

  • Fresh cracked pepper to taste

Directions for the Salmon Cakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Brush olive oil over the Salmon and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Bake the Salmon for 10-12 minutes. (It should be slightly undercooked). When the salmon is finished, place the Salmon in a large mixing bowl and shred it with two forks.

  3. Add the shallot, red pepper, egg, celery, breadcrumbs, dijon mustard, mayonnaise, lemon juice, dill, salt, and pepper to the bowl with the salmon. Mix until combined. To make the salmon cakes, form 1/4 cup of the mixture into patties on a greased baking sheet.

  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees F or until cooked to your liking. I baked it until it was a golden brown on top. Remember our Scottish salmon is sushi grade, so it is safe to eat undercooked if that's how you prefer it!

Directions for the Sauce

  1. Mix the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, dill, and black pepper in a small bowl.

  2. Serve the salmon cakes with the lemon dill sauce. Then enjoy!

At Foremost Seafood

Foremost Seafood is Dayton’s best local seafood market, serving the highest quality fresh and frozen products. Give us a call today at (937) 298-1986 to place your order or feel free to stop by and grab Oishii Shrimp from our team. Our location is 1912 Woodman Center Dr. Kettering, OH. Don’t forget to tag us @foremostseafood in your seafood dishes as well! We love to see our local chefs in action.

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