Asian Pan Fried Salmon Patties with Creamy Ginger Lime sauce

Healthy and easy, these Asian Pan-fried Salmon Patties made with canned salmon,  are a quick and economical dinner idea! 4 Weight Watchers Smart Points per serving.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 patties
Calories 146kcal
Author Inspired by: Ellie, Krieger, Salmon Cakes with Creamy ginger sesame sauce,


  • 1 cup fine bread crumbs
  • 2 cans salmon 15-ounce, drained, skin and bones removed
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup green onions chopped
  • 1 can sliced water chestnuts 220 ml, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 tsp olive oil divided
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • Creamy Ginger Lime Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup non-fat yogurt
  • 2 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice


  • additional sesame seeds
  • lime wedges


  • Add the egg, bread crumbs, water chestnuts, cilantro, green onions , ginger, garlic and drained salmon and mix well. Shape the mixture into 12 patties.
  • In a large non-stick skillet, heat 1 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil over a medium heat. Add 6 patties and cook for 5 minutes on each side. Transfer the cooked patties to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil to the pan, and cook the rest of the salmon cakes, 5 minutes on each side.
  • Serve salmon cakes with the sauce and limes for garnish
  • Place yogurt into a small bowl. Add mayonnaise, ginger, garlic, lime juice, sesame seeds, and soy sauce. Whisk until smooth.
  • Garnish with additional sesame seeds and lime wedges, if desired.


Note: Adapted from: I was never able to find the actual recipe I copied down and transferred to my computer files (due to hard drive crashes over the years), but it was similar to this one: Salmon Cakes with Creamy Ginger Sesame Sauce and I have changed this somewhat based on my memory
Nutrition Facts
Asian Pan Fried Salmon Patties with Creamy Ginger Lime sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 255mg11%
Potassium 76mg2%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 7.9mg10%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 7.9mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2.4mg