These easy, healthy homemade salmon fish fingers can be enjoyed as a main dish or party food idea. They come with a simple, zesty yogurt lime dip with chives and dill.
My last post was about making and storing breadcrumbs and today I am posting a salmon fish fingers recipe that uses them. I have to admit that until now I never thought of putting salmon and breadcrumbs in the same recipe. Salmon fillet seems so perfect baked whole, it never occurred to me to cut it into pieces.
I can tell you though that turning salmon into crispy salmon fish fingers (served alongside a tangy zesty yogurt dip) was a great idea! Shame I hadn’t thought of it sooner.
Salmon fish fingers with easy yogurt dip
This homemade fish fingers recipe is a delicious easy meal idea but it also makes great party food – perfect for the holiday season. It comes with a zesty, low fat yogurt dip that’s super simple and quick to prepare!
I’ve used the two herbs that I think work really well with any salmon recipe – dill and chives. (I like both but you could use either one or the other). You could spice up the dip with some cayenne pepper or even sprinkle some on the salmon slices before coating them in breadcrumbs. I made mine mild to make them 100% child friendly. (My children have unanimously declared these fish fingers to be their favourite salmon recipe!).
How to make healthy salmon fish fingers recipe
This recipe is very quick and easy to make! Start by cutting the fish widthways into thick finger size slices. Season, sprinkle with the lime zest and coat in the breadcrumbs. Shallow fry in a little oil on a medium heat for about 1.5 minutes on each side. Remember that fish cooks very quickly so try not to overcook your fish fingers or they might be a little tough. Enjoy!
What breadcrumbs to use
This is entirely up to you. I always have a supply of homemade breadcrumbs (they tend to be quite fine) in my cupboard so I used those. If you use coarser breadcrumbs your fish fingers will be more crispy but will absorb more oil than when using finer breadcrumbs. You can also use panko, Japanese style breadcrumbs, which produce a light crispy coating.
Serve these healthy fish fingers straight from the pan as they will lose some of their crispiness after a while.
More easy salmon party food recipes
If you like this healthy fish fingers recipe you might also enjoy this salmon lettuce wraps recipe. It’s another delicious, easy salmon recipe perfect for entertaining. Check out also this pistachio crusted fish recipe where I’ve also used salmon.
Homemade Salmon Fish Fingers with Yogurt Dip
- 500 g salmon fillet skinless
- Zest of 2 limes
- 40 g breadcrumbs
- Olive oil for frying
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the dip
- 250 g thick yogurt such as Greek
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon dill finely chopped
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoons chives finely chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- To make the dip simply combine all the dip ingredients and stir until smooth (don't forget to season). Set aside.
- Heat up approximately 3 tablespoons of oil and fry the fish fingers on a medium heat for about 1 and 1/2 minutes on each side (don't overcook it as it won't be tender). Serve immediately.
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I am sharing this easy salmon fish fingers recipe with Fiesta Friday.