Gluten Free Salmon Cakes
Healthy & Flavorful Salmon Cakes
My gluten-free salmon cakes, also known as salmon tikkis, are essentially the same as traditional tikkis found in India. The term “tikki” refers to a small patty or croquette typically made with various ingredients and spices
In this recipe, we take inspiration from the concept of tikkis and infuse it with the rich flavors of Indian cuisine.
By blending juicy salmon with a harmonious combination of Indian spices and herbs, we create a delightful fusion of flavors
The Lowdown on Gluten Free Salmon Cakes
While the term “tikki” may be unfamiliar to some, rest assured that these gluten-free salmon cake tikkis will impress both lovers of Indian cuisine and those seeking a delicious twist on traditional salmon cakes.
What sets these gluten-free salmon cakes apart is their mouthwatering combination of ingredients. I have reimagined the classic salmon cakes by infusing them with the vibrant flavors of Indian cuisine.
Made without mayonnaise and using gluten-free oats as a binder, this salmon cake tikki recipe is not only delicious but also suitable for those following a gluten-free or dairy-free diet.
The combination of the tender salmon and the spices creates a unique harmony of flavors that will leave your taste buds craving more.
Gluten free salmon cakes (tikkis), are a delightful fusion where the succulent salmon is flavored with a blend of tantalizing Indian spices and formed into tikkis, offering a surprising crunch on the outside and tender, spiced salmon on the inside. It’s an innovative union of flavors that pulls you into its orbit from the very first bite.
In addition to their sensational taste, these gluten free salmon cake tikkis hold a special place in our hearts!
These delectable treats have won over even the most hesitant seafood lover. My husband, who grew up in a vegetarian household, initially shied away from the strong aroma of fish. However, since I introduced him to my salmon cakes, he has been amazed at how delicately flavored and unfishy they are. This recipe has truly converted him into a salmon enthusiast, and he eagerly looks forward to enjoying these tikkis as part of his regular menu.
Elevate your dining experience with these delectable delights that celebrate the best of both worlds – the richness of salmon cakes and the vibrant essence of Indian tikkis.
Ingredients At A Glance
Salmon fillet – I use Atlantic Salmon and you can use any variety.
Onion – You can use whichever onion you have at hand; red, yellow, white, anything works.
Ginger-Garlic – Ginger and garlic add flavor to the salmon.
Sriracha sauce – A zesty, sweet taste sensation, Sriracha sauce boasts a savory garlic undertone and a ketchup-like consistency. With its heat leaning towards the spicier side, adjust the amount according to your preference.
Cilantro – also known as coriander leaves, is an aromatic herb with a distinct, citrusy flavor. Not everyone is a fan so feel free to omit.
Eggs – You will need a couple of eggs to bind the tikkis together.
Oat flour -provides additional binding to make sure the tikkis don’t fall apart.
Green Chillies – Adding green chillies is totally optional. Imagine bell peppers with a kick, that’s how they taste.
Olive Oil – I have used olive oil to shallow fry the cakes. You can use any oil.
How To Make Salmon Cakes
It’s time to embark on a fun culinary adventure with our scrumptious salmon cakes.
- First off, let’s give your salmon a good steam or boil until it’s fully cooked and practically falling apart. Set it aside for a bit to cool down.
- Next, prepare to get a little hands-on in the kitchen. Once the salmon is cool enough to handle, it’s time for a good ol’ mush session in your mixing bowl. To this, toss in the eggs, finely chopped onions, minced garlic, freshly grated ginger, a splash of lively Sriracha sauce, a pinch of salt, fresh sprigs of chopped aromatic cilantro, and some diced chilies, if you’re feeling spicy!
- Mix this vibrant concoction together. Yes, it’ll look a bit soggy, but worry not!
- It’s time to bring in the magic ingredient – oat flour. You just grind some oats in a coffee grinder to make this. Sprinkle it in bit by bit. The loose mixture will start to absorb the oat flour and slowly come together to form a glorious ‘dough’.
- Give it a little test – try forming a perfectly round patty, your soon-to-be mouthwatering ‘tikki’. If it shapes up nicely, hold off on the oat flour. If not, add a sprinkle more until your patties hold their form.
- Then, heat some oil in a pan and shallow-fry your carefully formed tikkis into golden-brown disks of delectability.
And Voila! Your tastebud-tantalizing salmon cake tikkis are ready to devour. Enjoy!
Pro Tips To Make Your Gluten Free Salmon Cake Tikkis Even More Irresistible
- Freshness matters: Use fresh, top-quality salmon and spices for the best flavor and texture. Fresh spices will infuse your tikkis with a more vibrant and aromatic flavor.
- Rest your mixture: Allow the salmon mixture to rest for about 15–30 minutes in the refrigerator before shaping the tikkis. This will help the flavors meld and make it easier to shape the patties.
- Light touch with spices: Add spices judiciously and adjust according to your taste. If you’re trying a new spice blend, start with a smaller amount and build up as needed to avoid overpowering the salmon flavor.
- Crunchy factor: For an extra crunch, coat the tikkis in breadcrumbs before frying. Panko breadcrumbs work great for this purpose.
- Gentle flip: While cooking the tikkis, gently flip them only once to prevent breaking. Using a thin spatula and flipping carefully helps keep the tikkis intact during cooking.
- Serve with a dip: Pair your Masala Salmon Tikkis with a flavorsome dip or sauce, like yogurt-based raita, cilantro-mint chutney, or tangy tamarind sauce for a well-rounded taste experience.
- Storing and Freezing Salmon Tikkis Safely: These tikkis will keep in the fridge for two to three days. Ensure they are stored in an airtight container to preserve freshness. You can freeze the tikkis and store them for future consumption too. Just make sure to wrap them tightly in a freezer-safe container to prevent freezer burn and maintain quality.
Remember, practice makes perfect! The more tikkis you make, the better you’ll become at crafting these scrumptious Indian-inspired salmon delights. Enjoy!Print