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Salmon Croquettes with Cilantro Mayonnaise

Salmon Croquettes with Cilantro Mayonnaise have lots of fresh flavor from shallots, lemon, green onions, and fresh cilantro and they make a wonderful protein-packed lunch. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Southern
Author Christin Mahrlig


Cilantro Mayonaise

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Salmon Croquettes

  • 1 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning, Zatarain's or Tony Chachere
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 (5-ounce) cans pink salmon, any bones and skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  • In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients for Cilantro Mayonnaise. Refrigerate.
  • In a large bowl, stir together Panko crumbs, flour, shallots, green onions, egg, Creole seasoning, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt, and mayonnaise.
  • Fold in salmon and cilantro. Shape into 10-12 small patties. If possible, refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large nonstick pan. Add croquettes and cook until golden on bottom. Flip over, add remaining tablespoon of butter and cook  until golden on bottom.