Grilled Salmon Patties

Very few of us eat enough fatty fish. A great fatty fish to eat is salmon, especially wild caught salmon.  This recipe for salmon is diabetes friendly and great for those…

  • who want to try a low carb paleo version of salmon patties
  • who may not like the taste and texture of salmon


I have made this recipe before and love the patties baked in the over. I decided to try it again, but this time I added a little twist. This time I grilled the patties.

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Notes: I’ll restate this below but the key is properly lubricating the grill. I  use a metal wire brush and scrub with Olive Oil to help lubricate the grill. I also only turned the salmon patties once. I was anxious to see if this would turn out okay, IT WAS SO EASY!


What is Low Carb Paleo

Low carb paleo can mean different things to different people. For me:

  • Low Carb for me means very low carb.  Less than 20 grams of total carbohydrates per day.  I am usually in the 10-15 grams of carbohydrates per day. I do not eat higher carb fruits, potatoes nor rice.
  • Paleo for me means, no highly processed foods.  No breads, cakes, cookies, pasta, cereals etc.


Here is my low carb paleo meal plan for specific examples of what I eat and what to avoid.




28 oz of Salmon (any fish or seafood would work)
3 tbs of onion
3  tbs of celery
2 eggs
Salt and Pepper to taste
Slap Ya Mama! Cajun Spice to taste


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1.  Chop up the vegetables – I cut up 1/2 of a small onion and one celery stalk. However, I only added 3 tbs of each to the mixture.


2.  Place the salmon in a large mixing bowl, chop coarsely and add two eggs.  Mix well with a large spoon.  Add salt and pepper to taste.


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3.  Prepare the grill. I pour a small amount of olive oil in a saucer.  Dipping a wire brush scrub brush I clean and lubricate the grill well at the same time.


4. Patty the salmon … while the grill is warming up.   Place lightly on the grill.


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5. Cook patties – I cooked these about 7 minutes per side. ONLY TURN ONCE to make sure the patties stay intact.  These did not stick at all.


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Grilled Salmon Patties are low carb paleo


6. EAT!   These turned out great!!!     I was relieved. I was worried they would stick but as you can see, they did not.


I ate these with cheese and jalapenos … next time I’ll use my favorite low carb paleo slaw recipe.  :)


Note: You can cook these in a skillet or in the oven as well.


No Excuses!

There really is NO EXCUSE for eating a ‘high carb’ meal.  There are so many low carb paleo options.

If you want to make your favorite dish ‘paleo’, chances are there is a way.  Simply google “low carb” with your favorite food.

Say no to the high carb, grain based meals promoted by the American Diabetes Association.

There is a better way. :)


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6 thoughts on “Grilled Salmon Patties”

  1. Yum! Looks good! Hi Steve, I stumbled across your blog nearly two weeks ago and was so inspired I made the decision to cut back the carbs to less than 50g per day. I started just over one week ago and so far so good. As my mum says- “You haven’t dropped dead so that’s got to be a good start.” :D

    I am very happy I stumbled across your blog

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