Sweet Potato Lime Salmon Cakes: from the $100/week Menu

Sweet Potato Lime Salmon Cakes


These zesty salmon cakes are another hit in our $100 weekly grocery menu. They’re delicious served with roasted potatoes or rice, or as burgers or sandwich filling. The kids love them (although maybe it’s because they contain the word “cake”). They like to help me form the cakes into different sizes (itty bitty ones for our 2 year old, big daddy sized ones for my husband). My 7 year old brings them to school for lunch the next day.




What you need:


2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed


2 cans wild sockeye salmon, drained


2 eggs, beaten


2 green onions, thinly sliced


1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


1 lime


1 tsp Tabasco sauce (optional)


canola or olive oil, for cooking


What you do:


Boil the sweet potatoes until tender. Drain thoroughly and mash. Add the salmon (keep the bones for the calcium, just be sure to mash them up), eggs, green onions and cilantro. Finely grate the lime peel with a zester. Squeeze out 2 tbsp of lime juice. Add peel, juice and Tabasco (if using) to salmon mixture. Using a fork, break up salmon and stir mixture until evenly combined. Form into firmly packed cakes. Coat frying pan with oil. Cook salmon cakes on medium until a delicious golden crust forms. Call out “Let them eat cake!” and your family will come running.

Kelley Powell

About Kelley Powell

Kelley Powell has a Master’s degree in international development and has worked at a home for impoverished women and children in India, on a domestic violence research project in Laos and with the Canadian government’s family violence prevention unit. She met and married her husband, Imran, in Laos and is now happily at home with their 3 children, aged 7, 4 and 2. She teaches yoga and meditation in Ottawa and specializes in teaching parents, pregnant women, children and teens. When her children are napping or at school, she leaves the dishes in the sink and the toys on the floor and she writes. Her publishing credits include The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s and New Moon Girls magazine. She is currently seeking a publisher for her young adult novel. Kelley is a partner in Satya Communications, a freelance writing company that creates compelling articles, reports and communication for a variety of clients.


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