Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Panko Crusted Salmon Bites

I started making this to try to duplicate something my sister used to make. I think it was salmon dipped in a cornstarch type batter. I didn’t know if it was something that was an egg/cornstarch/water batter or an egg/flour/water batter. I ended up making something totally different from what she made.

In the end, the salmon bites came out very nice, perfectly cooked and looked too perfect to eat! They sort of look like chicken nuggets, but when bitten into, you realize it’s fish. Gary liked it a lot. He checked my plate to see if I finished mine, since he usually finishes off my leftovers, but I ate it all too.

salmon bites

Panko Crusted Salmon Bites

1 salmon steak, skinned (mine was about 11 oz)
1/4 cup flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup panko crumbs (season with herbs of your choice)
2 TBSP oil (not olive oil)
salt to taste

Rinse the salmon clean and pat dry. Using a paring knife, skin salmon steak. Cut it away from the bone and remove as many stray bones as possible. Cut into 1 to 1 1/2 inch cubes. Season with salt if desired, I did not use.

Dip the salmon in the flour, then egg, then panko.

Add oil to a preheated pan. Reduce temperature to medium heat. Cook salmon for 1-2 minutes on all sides. Transfer to a plate line with a paper towel to soak up excess oil. Serve with your favorite sauce.

Gary ate this with ketchup. He’s a ketchup fanatic. He thinks anything breaded and fried should be eaten that way.

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