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Eat More Fish-Try my Spiced Croquettes using Chinese Five Spice
February 27, 2018

Eat More Fish! Try my Spiced Salmon Croquettes using Chinese Five Spice

We all know fish is nutritious to eat, but how do we make it delicious and satisfying without a lot of effort?

Well one of my favorite ways of eating more fish that is convenient is Salmon Croquettes. Salmon croquettes is like a fish cake that can use fresh or canned salmon, which incorporates eggs as a binder and also bread crumbs to keep it together.

Salmon croquettes is something my mom would make regularly because it was economical, and it is mostly known in southern cuisine. But, my version uses the basic techniques of making these tasty cakes but with an Asian flavor profile using Chinese five spice.

Chinese five spice you can find easily at your grocery store or explore an Asian market for different varieties. The blend usually includes warm spices of cinnamon, cloves and star anise.

To make this recipe, I used canned salmon which makes this super quick making it perfect for a weekday meal. Enjoy!

Spiced Salmon Croquettes


14.75 ounce can of wild Alaskan Salmon, drained and bones removed

1 whisked egg

1 small onion chopped1/2 cup of chopped water chestnuts

1/2 cup of panko breadcrumbs

3 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce

1 tablespoon of Siracha sauce (optional)

2 teaspoons of garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon of Chinese five spice

1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger

3 tablespoons of oil


In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Shape into 4 even patties.

Using a cast iron pan or non stick skillet, add the oil and swirl around the pan to evenly coat.

Add the patties and cook for 3-4 minutes or until browned on each side.

Serve hot. Use additional Teriyaki sauce if desired when serving.

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