Salmon Rissoles

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

I find fish one of the hardest meats to feed my family, not because they don’t like it, just trying to come up with something that’s different, rather than a fish fillet…. which in saying that is perfectly fine, but sometimes can be a little bland as one of my children would say.

I love salmon and would happily eat it in fillet form at any opportunity, but one of my kids doesn’t love it, so I blitz it in the food processor and make it into salmon rissoles…. he loves rissoles.


This recipe makes 4 rissoles, the soon to be teens and hubby like 2 each so I usually double the recipe. This would also make a delicious burger, place pattie on to a bun with salad for a light meal.


Salmon Rissoles

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 4


  • 500g salmon fillet, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic
  • 1/2 small red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Place the salmon on a plate. Place it in the freezer for 15 minutes, or just until it gets very cold but isn’t frozen solid.
  2. Place the slightly frozen salmon into a food processor and blitz until it looks like mince.
  3. Spoon the minced salmon in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Without cleaning the bowl, add the garlic, red onion, coriander leaves, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and pepper into food processor and pulse the mixture until it’s finely chopped.
  5. Using a spoon or your hands, combine the mixture with the salmon mince, then form into enough patties to feed your family.
  6. Place patties onto a clean plate and refrigerate for one hour.
  7. Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat, cook until golden brown and cooked through, approximately 3 to 4 minutes each side.
  8. Serve with vegetables or salad

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Vikki February 4, 2016 - 6:36 AM

I too struggle to feed my kids fish, they think it’s very bland as well, possibly the way I cook it, I can’t seem to get it right, I usually dry it out. I’m going to give these a go, they sound great, thanks Kat.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 4, 2016 - 9:01 PM

Fish can be hard, you really need to keep your eye on it and only needs cooking for a short period.

Julia K February 4, 2016 - 9:21 AM

My favourite fish based meals:

1)Curtis Stone’s “Macadamia Crusted Barramundi” – YUMMO

2) Coles sell Crumbed Whiting Fillets which are very quick and easy to prepare. Serve with a White Sauce, Parsley Sauce or Lemon Sauce.

3) Tempura Battered Fish Fillets from the Frozen Foods section. Serve with chips or wedges and salad.

4) Good Old Fish Fingers. At least the kids love them and they’re great for those weeks when the budget is tight.

5) Family Treat – Takeaway Fish & chips by the beach. This is a nice Friday night treat.


Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 4, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Ooh yummo, I am going to be googling the Macadamia Crusted Barramundi, sounds delicious. We too love going down to the fish and chip shop along the broadwater, such a lovely evening fish and chips by the moonlight 😉

Jane Stedman February 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Try seafood marinara, a bag of frozen marinara mix from Coles, a jar of pasta sauce and fettuccine pasta
Dinner done in 15 minutes
Served with salad and a sour dough bread
Not bland or boring

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 4, 2016 - 9:20 PM

that does sound really easy Jane, what seafood is in the marinara mix?

Pat February 8, 2016 - 8:47 AM

My seafood marinara uses a 400 gm can of tuna instead of the marinara mix as my lot don’t like it!
Still very yummy and they gobble it down.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 8, 2016 - 7:41 PM

that’s a clever idea Pat!

Clareio February 4, 2016 - 9:28 PM

Have you tried wrapping salmon in parma ham? we normally stick some baby potatoes, bit of oil and some mixed herbs in the oven for 20 minutes, add salmon fillets wrapped in parma ham for another 20 and serve with veg, either samphire or asparagus and its gorgeous. The parma ham adds an extra depth of flavour to the fish

Tara February 5, 2016 - 11:03 AM

I love salmon and tuna patties but my boys are not that fond of them so I make fish curries – I cube white fish (or use prawns) and use in curry recipes that call for white meat (without browning first). That way the fish is fall apart tender, not rubbery and has flavour from the curry.

Margaret February 6, 2016 - 9:36 PM

For many years especially when our 3 children were growing up family favourites in this house was Lattice Tuna and Tuna Rice Slice…..still make them for us and we either get 2 meals or lunch the next day….now I have retired I am trying to go back to putting the extra in the freezer for another night to save money.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 8, 2016 - 7:25 PM

I’ve not heard of Lattice Tuna, what is this Margaret. I’m also curious about the Tuna Rice Slice, does this have a curred centre… if so this is one of my favourite dinners!

Tenneille February 13, 2016 - 6:35 PM

This may sound rude and I really dont mean it to. But i am so happy to see recipes with pictures that dont look like they come out of 5 star restaurants. Your recipes look achieveable for week night meals. Love it, thank you.

Karen September 20, 2021 - 8:54 PM

Can i use fresh water Salmon for rissoles of must i use tinned


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