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Teriyaki Pineapple Salmon Patties

These Teriyaki Pineapple Salmon Patties are an easy, flavorful weeknight dinner recipe ready in 15 minutes and full of healthy fats, protein and flavor. Easy to pair with a salad, or throw on a bun or sandwich, these teriyaki patties make for great meal prep dinners and leftovers, too!

white plate with salmon patties and lemon with striped napkin

I’m happy to be teaming up with StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® to bring you today’s easy weeknight recipe!

I’ve talked on here before about what a big proponent of family meals I am. Growing up, they were always a way for all of us to actually be together. With 4 kids, my parents had their hands full and were pulled in a million different directions with all of our activities. 

My favorite part about dinners growing up was that we would all go around the table and share our “high” and “low” from the day. It helped us remain more connected and feel a part of each other’s lives, and also get praise or feedback when we needed it.

I still do that with Ed now, and I want it to be something that remains a part of Camryn’s life moving forward. 

You know I’m all about easy meals here. 30 minute Wednesday night dinners are my jam, but I even have some 15-20 minute recipes that I love (sweet potato turkey burgers and lentil hummus are just a few quick favorites).

Plus, we also love the zucchini salmon cakes that use spiralized zucchini, because it’s a new and fun way to serve veggies and Camryn loves them! If you’re more of a fish sliders type person, this cod fillet recipe may interest you!

Speaking of quick meals, we always have StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® on hand because they make building a quick and healthy meal SO easy.

Starkist Selects Pouches on granite countertop

The bold flavor of the extra virgin olive oil complements the savory flavor of fish and adds extra healthy fats, which we’re in favor of! Plus, and this is an important point for me – all StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® Tuna and Salmon products are wild caught and have just a few simple ingredients. 

Plus, the fish is “pre-cooked” and shelf stable, so you don’t have to worry about a tight timeline for using it. Not to mention, it’s a budget-friendly way to get those Omega 3 fatty acids.

We use them on sandwiches, in salads, egg noodle stir fries and most of all: in salmon patties!

How Often Should You Eat Seafood?

We aim to eat seafood 2x/week, which is the standard recommendation. Honestly, I don’t think we would meet that recommendation if we didn’t include StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® Pouches.

I do buy fresh seafood occasionally and I’ll order it when I’m out, but I much prefer the budget-friendly seafood, like the StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® Wild-Caught Pink Salmon Pouches. 

Plus, if our dinner plans change, I enjoy not having to worry about re-freezing thawed fish or having to find another use for it.  

If you watch my Instagram stories, you know how much I love my fish patties. We make them weekly. And by we, I mean Camryn and me. She helps “stir” and mix.

I let her add things in and she really enjoys “helping.” So, it’s only natural that I come up with another salmon patty recipe to share with you all. 

How Do You Make Teriyaki Pineapple Salmon Patties?

Super easy!

You’ll mix all of your ingredients in a bowl and whisk the egg in. 

Ingredients for salmon patties in a bowl on granite countertop

Once the ingredients are mixed, I like to put them in the fridge for a good 15-20 minutes to firm up, but if you’re short on time, you can skip this part! I just find that it makes them stick together a little easier. 

mixing bowl with canned salmon, breadcrumbs and spices

Then, you’ll form into patty shapes and place them over medium high heat and cook for about 5 minutes per side. 

Salmon patties cooking on a skillet

I promise you, these pineapple teriyaki salmon patties are SOOO GOOD.

white plate with teriyaki salmon patties and lemon slices
Teriyaki Pineapple Salmon Patties
Yield: 4 patties

Teriyaki Pineapple Salmon Patties

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

These Teriyaki Pineapple Salmon Patties are an easy, flavorful weeknight dinner recipe ready in 15 minutes and full of healthy fats, protein and flavor. Easy to pair with a salad, or throw on a bun or sandwich, these teriyaki patties make for great meal prep dinners and leftovers, too!


  • 2 StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® Wild Caught Pink Salmon pouches
  • 1.5 Tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • ¾ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp basil, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ cup pineapple, chopped
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 egg


  1. Mix all ingredients except the egg in a bowl, whisking the
    egg in last. If you have the time, place in fridge for 15-20 minutes*.
  2. Place some oil on a pan over medium high heat. Mold the
    patties and place them on the skillet and cook for 5 minutes each side, or until brown.
  3. Top with more pineapple, basil, and/or teriyaki sauce and enjoy!


*They will firm up more if you let them sit in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 716mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 18g

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Did you know pineapple salmon is a really good flavor combination? I learned that from the Food Pairings Blog, but I can also attest with personal experience. The sweetness and tart flavor from the pineapple juice and fruit pairs so nicely with a savory salmon flavor. 

Anyway, these teriyaki salmon patties have been on repeat for the last few weeks. When we like something, we really like it and tend to eat a bunch all at once and then we need a break for a little bit. 

Salmon also pairs well with veggies and dried fruits, like in this broccoli kale salmon salad!

But we haven’t needed a break from these yet. 

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I think you’ll really enjoy these and hope you give them a try, especially when you’re in need of a quick and easy dinner recipe!

Do you eat seafood twice a week? What’s your favorite way to eat seafood?

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  1. I was very excited to make these salmon patties today for lunch. I’ve made salmon patties many times in the past and wanted to use up some fresh pineapple. The only change in the recipe was that I used leftover grilled salmon vs from a packet.
    I was disappointed that the inside tasted mushy vs firm.
    If I make this again, I would skip the bread crumbs.

  2. These look amazing!!! Totally trying this. I hope I can make family meals happen with the twins too. I feel like it’s important too.

  3. You’re right, something about the sound of this flavor combination sounds amazing. I bought some salmon last week when a big craving hit and I realized I hadn’t eaten it in a very long time. If I don’t have access to these pouches, how much salmon would you say to use in this recipe?

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