Combine shrimp, salmon, mayonnaise, chives, basil, cayenne, lemon zest. Form into 6 equal cakes (about 2 ½" diameter by 1" high). Season panko with salt and cayenne pepper and spread on to a plate. Press the top and bottom of cakes into the panko crumbs, to give a light coating on each side. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour to allow them to set up.
Note: If a 2 ½" ring mold is available it can be used to create a more uniform cake.
Sauté cakes over medium-high heat in clarified butter or canola oil until golden brown and shrimp is cooked through. About 4-5 minutes on each side. Be careful when turning them as they are fragile.
saffron threads, 1 pinch
1 tablespoon hot water
1 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
Soak the saffron thread in 1 tablespoon hot water, allow to dissolve. Next, combine mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, zest, and saffron with its soaking water in a bowl and whisk together. Add olive oil and whisk until incorporated. Season with salt.
Serve cakes warm with dollop aïoli and fresh green salad