Salmon Fishcakes with Cabbage Slaw and Chia Seeds


Salmon Fishcakes with Cabbage Slaw and Chia Seeds

I love fish cakes, they are so simple to make and taste so good. I have used salmon in this example, but you can use a different fish to mix this dish up. I like using fatty fish like salmon as it provides such a great dose of omega 3s to the body, giving you boundless energy and glowing, spotless skin .

I’ve ditched the breadcrumbs which you would normally find in fishcakes and have kept my cakes nice and clean, spicing them with some mustard, capers and lemon.

To accompany this fishy burger, I have created a wonderful creamy slaw that goes so well with it. Give the cabbage a good massage with the yoghurt to get the flavours deep inside. The chia seeds add an extra dose of omega 3 goodness and some crunch to the texture.

This dish is a great under 30-minute- meal, that’s filling and easy to make.

Serves 2 Ready in 35 minutes Good For ,


  1. In your food processor place the salmon chunks, haddock chunks, chopped chives, 1 tsp of mustard, pinch of salt, grind of pepper, chopped spring onion, lemon zest and capers, blend until combined.
  2. Roll this mixture into 4 burgers and pop them in the freezer for 5 minutes while you make the cabbage salad.
  3. To make the salad, finely cut the cabbage into slithers. Squeeze the lemon juice, 1 tsp of mustard, a pinch of salt and the yoghurt onto the cabbage and massage it in with your hands.
  4. Grab the burgers out of the freezer (make sure they are only left in there for 5 mins) and heat up your coconut oil in a pan to a medium heat, cook for 6 minutes alternating sides every minute.
  5. Serve with the cabbage and sprinkle the chia seeds over the dish.


  • Beth

    Are the Salmon Fillets cooked prior to putting into the blender?

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Hi babe, no chop them up raw, you’ll cook it once it’s in the burgers. xx

  • joanne

    hello, has anybody tried to freeze these successfully? thanks x

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Yes that would be a great idea xx

  • Katie

    I am having a dinner party with friends but am dairy intolerant and would love to make this, would coconut milk yoghurt work for this but still be tasty for them? Thanks x

  • Emma Leah Golding

    I don’t usually leave reviews but these fishcakes were absolutely amazing. I just made them for my mum and dad and they haven’t stopped going on about how good they were. My mum has a lot of digestion problems and struggles to find things to eat that are still tasty and adventurous, so these recipes are wonderful for her. Thank you. x

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Such a sweet comment thank you Emma, I’m so pleased they enjoyed them x

  • neil seddon

    This is the dogs dangly bits! Delicious

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Thanks I guess…haha x

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