Salmon Patties with Chipotle Mayo – This Fish Stinks! A Secret for Making Stink Free Fish

Connor Forbes
Connor Forbes
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By Joanna Barajas

Do you love cooking fish but hate the smell when you’re eating it?

I know I do.

So how do you get rid of it? The secret is adding half a lemon. When you do that, it also makes the recipe taste light and delicious. So, try it out next time you’re cooking up some salmon or other fish.

Here’s a recipe to get you inspired. 

Salmon Patties with Chipotle Mayo



  • 1 lb. canned salmon or cooked salmon*
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs or almond flour (for gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil mayo
  • 1.5 teaspoons stone ground or dijon mustard
  • Zest and juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tsp. capers 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. Chopped parsley 
  • Unrefined salt & pepper
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. Chipotle or sriracha

*If using Cooked salmon:

Cook 1 lb. Salmon filet in the oven at 425 F for 15-20 minutes, or until it flakes easily. Let cool


  1. For the patties: add the mayo, mustard, lemon zest & juice, chives, capers, parsley ¼ teaspoon salt, and a few cracks of pepper to a large bowl. Add the salmon meat, and the breadcrumbs. Gently mix and let the mixture sit for 15-30 minutes in the fridge to firm up.
  2. Meanwhile, make the chipotle mayo sauce by adding the ingredients to a bowl, mix well, and check for seasoning. Set aside.
  3. To cook the patties, preheat a non-stick pan (don’t use stainless or cast iron- they fall apart). Once hot, form the cakes and cook until deep golden brown on each side, about 4-5 minutes per side.
  4. Serve the patties with the chipotle mayo and extra lemon and enjoy!

I hope you try this new recipe! Snap a picture and tag me @chefjoannas on instagram so I see how yours came out.

Chef Joanna is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and is a private chef for the stars. She also hosts pop up dinners and cooking classes inspired by her travels around the world. You can find more of her work at

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