Easy Sauce for Salmon Cakes

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This Easy Sauce for Salmon Cakes will become your new favorite way to dress up any seafood dish. With just 5 main sauce ingredients, minimal prep time, and almost zero cleanup, it’s one of my family’s favorite little dipping sauces for gourmet salmon cakes to frozen fish sticks!

Pair this delicious sauce with these easy salmon cakes!

Dill sauce for salmon cakes being spooned on with a wooden spoon.
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RECIPE INGREDIENTS

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this delicious, easy sauce for salmon cakes:

RECIPE TIPS & TRICKS

  • Chill for a few hours. This sauce gets better with age so make it ahead of time to allow flavors to meld together. Just give a good stir before serving.
  • Adjust consistency. If you prefer a thicker sauce, use less lemon juice or add more mayonnaise. If you’d like to drizzle this sauce, increase the amount of lemon juice or thin it out with a teaspoon or two of milk.

Confidence Tip

Feel free to customize to taste and adjust the quantities of garlic, sweet relish, dill, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Taste the sauce as you go and adjust as desired.

HOW TO STORE THIS SAUCE

Storage: Store leftover sauce in an airtight container like a mason jar in the refrigerator for up to one week. Use clean utensils when scooping out the sauce to prevent contamination.

ADDITIONS & SUBSTITUTIONS

ADDITIONS:

  • Add some heat – Add a few dashes of Tabasco or your favorite hot sauce.
  • Capers – For a briny, tangy flavor, stir in some chopped capers. They go perfectly with any seafood.
  • Crunchy addition – For some texture and a bit of crunch, add diced pickled jalapenos or pickled red onions.
  • Worcestershire sauce – Add a splash or two for some umami flavor.

SUBSTITUTIONS:

  • Fresh dill – Swap out the dried dill with fresh herbs like dill, parsley, or green onions. Make sure to chop it finely though so it mixes well into the sauce.
  • Pickles – You can substitute sweet relish with chopped pickles for a similar sweet and tangy flavor.
  • Garlic powder – If you don’t have fresh garlic, use garlic powder instead. The garlic flavor won’t be as strong but it will still be delicious.

SERVE THIS DELICIOUS SAUCE WITH

This sauce is made for salmon, but pairs perfectly with any type of fish!

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I hope you love this easy sauce for salmon cakes! If you make it be sure to leave a comment and a rating so I know how you liked it. Enjoy, xo!

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Easy Sauce for Salmon Cakes

Casey Rooney
This Easy Sauce for Salmon Cakes will become your new favorite way to dress up any seafood dish. With just 5 main sauce ingredients, minimal prep time, and almost zero cleanup, it's one of my family's favorite little dipping sauces for gourmet salmon cakes to frozen fish sticks!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 138 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced about 1 tsp
  • 2 tbsp sweet relish
  • 3/4 tbsp dried dill
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • To a small bowl, add the sauce ingredients. Whisk until completely combined. Place in the fridge until ready to serve!

Notes

Nutrition is only an estimate based on the Very Well Fit Nutrition Calculator
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Nutrition

Calories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 292mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 5gCalcium: 13mg
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