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Salmon Bites – 3 ways with Dipping Sauce

If you love salmon, then you’ll absolutely love these bites. They’re easy to make, incredibly tasty, and a huge hit with the entire family.

Delicious salmon bites garnished with lemon wedges

Crispy Salmon Bites Recipe

If you love salmon, then you’ll absolutely love these bites. They’re easy to make, incredibly tasty, and a huge hit with the entire family.

These crispy salmon bites are to die for. They are tender, flaky, and flavourful. I’ve been making them for some weeks now, and I’m absolutely loving them. Seriously, you’ll have some people licking the bottom of the pan after dinner, so watch out!

I used Alaskan wild salmon for this recipe, but feel free to substitute it with whatever type of salmon you prefer.

Oven, Air fryer, and Stovetop.

These bite-sized salmon are seasoned to perfection in 3 different ways – oven, air fryer, and stovetop. They are quick and easy to make, which is great for those busy weeknights when you don’t have a lot of time to get dinner on the table.

I served these bites wit a delicious homemade sauce. The sweet tangy creamy sauce is delicious and will have your family coming back for more!

Salmon bites made on the stovetop

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Perfect for lunch, dinner, appetizer, or snack!

These crispy Salmon Bites are the perfect lunch, dinner, appetizer, or snack! You can throw them together in minutes, and they make a great healthy meal!

If you are a salmon lover, you will love incredible salmon recipes like this oven-baked salmon, air-fryer salmon, salmon salad, and salmon croquettes.

What are Salmon Bites made of?

Make inexpensive salmon bites with the following common pantry ingredients:

  • Salmon fillet: I used the center-cut skinned salmon fillet cut into 1-inch pieces. Feel free to use skinless salmon, either frozen or fresh.
  • Paprika: adds a perfect smoky taste to the recipe.
  • Garlic and onion powder: these duo aromatics add flavors to the bites.
  • Thyme and oregano: these two herbs switch up the aroma of the bites and make them more flavourful.
  • Cayenne pepper: Adds a bit of heat. Feel free to adjust it.
  • Salt and black pepper: add to taste
  • For the sauce: Greek yogurt for the creamy sauce, olive oil, dijon mustard, honey, lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, clove garlic, salt, and black pepper
Ingredients for making salmon bites

How to Make Salmon Bites

You can make these salmon bites in three different ways: stovetop, air fryer, and oven.

  • Cut the salmon into 1-inch cubes. I don’t trash the flat sides. I also cook them! Nothing wasted!!
  • Season the fish very well
  • Cook on the stovetop, air fryer, or oven.
  • Serve with your desired sauce

The Sauce

The creamy sweet, and tangy dipping sauce complements the mouth-watering taste of the salmon bites. All you need are Greek yogurt, olive oil, dijon mustard, honey, lemon juice for a tangy taste, garlic, salt, and black pepper.

If you have leftover sauce, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Ingredients for making the sweet tangy creamy sauce that goes along with air fryer salmon

How to serve Salmon Bites

How to Store Salmon Bites

I doubt if the bites will remain. Anyways, if you still have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container and refrigerate them for 3 – 4 days. Salmon bites are delicious cold, but if you still want to reheat them, reheat them thoroughly in the oven, air fryer, or stovetop.

Fish dipped in a sweet tangy creamy sauce

Notes

  • Feel free to double or triple this recipe as you want.
  • You will know that the salmon bites are done when they reach an internal temperature of 145 °F.

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Salmon Bites 3 ways with Dipping Sauce

These crispy salmon bites are to die for. They are tender, flaky, and flavourful. I’ve been making them for some weeks now and I’m absolutely loving it. Seriously, you’ll have some people licking the bottom of the pan after dinner, so watch out!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 356.5kcal

Ingredients

For Salmon:

  • 1 pound salmon center-cut skin/skinless cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano

For the sauce:

  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic pressed or minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt and black pepper or add to taste

Instructions

Instruction for the Salmon:

  • In a large bowl, add the fish, olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, cayenne pepper, oregano, salt, and pepper to the fish and toss to coat.

Oven method:

  • Set your oven broiler on high.
  • Lay the seasoned fish on a foil-lined baking sheet
  • Broil for 10 to 12 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Stovetop method:

  • Preheat a cast iron skillet or a non-stick cooking pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the seasoned salmon and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on the first side and another two to 3 minutes on the second side.

Air fryer method:

  • Place the seasoned salmon fish into the basket of your air fryer.
  • Cook at 400F for 5 to 6 minutes or until fully cooked.

Instruction for the Sauce:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • Adjust seasoning if necessary.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Notes

  • The dressing is designed to be bold, but you can add extra honey if you find it too tart.
  • Feel free to double or triple this recipe as you want.
  • You will know that the salmon bites are done when they reach an internal temperature of 145 °F.

Nutrition

Calories: 356.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.4g | Protein: 25.7g | Fat: 21.2g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12.5g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 63.6mg | Sodium: 724.7mg | Potassium: 651.5mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 14.2g | Vitamin A: 342.2IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 57.7mg | Iron: 1.5mg

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