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This salmon bites recipe is fast and easy, making bite-sized bits of protein that everyone will love! Toss with lemon garlic butter and serve.

Salmon Bites Recipe

Looking for a fun way to mix up dinner? Try this salmon bites recipe! Salmon is tasty in a fillet and all, but have you ever tried slicing it into pieces before cooking? It makes perfectly seasoned bites that are simple to eat and perfect for serving over salads or in a bowl meal. As a bonus, they’re great for kids: making it a meal the entire family will love! These were a big hit in our house, both with the kids and the adults!

Ingredients in this salmon bites recipe

Salmon bites are a fun way to mix up the standard fillet. Cutting salmon into small bits before cooking it makes small, perfectly seasoned protein-packed bites that are perfect for adding to salads or eating with a dipping sauce. The bite-sized pieces are like finger food! You’ll need just a few ingredients to make salmon bites:

  • Wild caught salmon fillets
  • Olive oil
  • Spices: garlic powder, smoked paprika, dried dill, salt and pepper
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Lemon zest
Salmon Bites Recipe

How to make salmon bites

Salmon bites are fast and easy to make in the broiler! It takes just 15 minutes to prep and make this recipe, which is speedy for a weeknight meal. Broiling salmon is a favorite way to cook it because it’s so quick, and you don’t have to wait for the oven to preheat. Here’s what to do:

  1. Preheat: Preheat a broiler to high.
  2. Season: Cut the salmon into 1-inch pieces, then toss them with the seasonings. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet brushed with olive oil.
  3. Broil: Broil 4 to 5 minutes until just tender and pink at the center (the internal temperature should be between 125 to 130°F in the center). 
  4. Toss with Garlic Lemon Butter: Melt butter, then stir in minced garlic and lemon zest. Toss the bites with the butter and serve.

Salmon seasoning variations

There are lots of other ways to season salmon bites! Once you’ve tried it as written in the recipe below, you can mix it up with all sorts of other seasoning options. Here are a few ideas:

Greek Salmon Salad

Dipping sauces for salmon bites

We love serving salmon bites in a salad or grain bowl, but you can also serve them plated with a dipping sauce in a little cup! Here are a few great sauces for salmon that work well for dipping:

Ways to serve salmon bites

Salmon bites work with a dipping sauce and a few sides, or as part of salads and grain bowls! Here are a few ways to serve them:

Salmon Bites Recipe

More salmon recipes

This salmon bites recipe makes a quick and healthy dinner! Here are a few more salmon recipes that make great meals:

This salmon bites recipe is…

Gluten-free and pescatarian.

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Salmon Bites Recipe

Easy Salmon Bites Recipe (15 Minutes!)


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

This salmon bites recipe is fast and easy, making bite-sized bits of protein that everyone will love! Toss with lemon garlic butter and serve.


Ingredients

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  • 1 pound wild caught salmon fillets, skin removed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 garlic clove, grated or minced
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat a broiler to high.
  2. Prep the salmon as noted above. In a bowl, gently toss the salmon pieces with the olive oil, garlic powder, smoked paprika, dried dill, kosher salt, and fresh ground black pepper.
  3. Place a large sheet of aluminum foil on a baking sheet and brush it with olive oil. Place the salmon on the foil, ensuring there is space between each bite.
  4. Broil 4 to 5 minutes until just tender and pink at the center (the internal temperature should be between 125 to 130°F in the center). 
  5. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Once melted, remove from the heat and stir in the garlic clove and lemon zest. When the salmon is cooked, toss the bites with the lemon garlic butter. Serve immediately. Stores up to 3 days refrigerated.
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Broiled
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: Salmon bites, salmon bites recipe

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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