Bacon Wrapped Salmon Cakes
Recipe Type: Entree
Author: Wellness Mama
Serves: 6
Everything’s better with bacon! Right?! This is a great option if you are looking for something that appears a little “fancier” for special occasions, dinner parties, or just to get in touch with your “iron chef”. It is simple, delicious, and best of all–low carb!
  • 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
  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.

Salmon is hands down my favorite fish & this recipe was one of my favorites I’ve ever made…come to think of it, I’ve never used salmon in a recipe! Always just grilled with vegetables on the side. It was nice to have some variety and it was a hit at my house. You get a great dose of Omega 3’s with the salmon & it is bursting with flavor. Left overs the next day are even better than the day before! You will love it!  Whats your favorite fish dish?