Salmon. Chock full of protein, healthy omega-3s and the hard-to-find-naturally vitamin D. Yes, salmon is a pretty great food. It’s one that I eat and I want Hailey to eat. Luckily for me, she likes it. Unluckily for me, it is pretty expensive to buy wild caught consistently.
I’ve had quite a few readers ask me where I buy the wild caught salmon bites I sometimes give Hailey. I find them at Healthy Home Market in Davidson, but I’ve heard they are hard to find anywhere else. Happy Family sells frozen salmon bites for kids, but if you look at the ingredients, Pollock and cod are the first two ingredients. Salmon shows up 7 spots down the list. Not ideal. Not worth the money.
So what’s a mom to do? Make your own!
The best part of these bites is it uses wild caught salmon from a can.
To make these salmon bites you will need
- 1 (6 oz) can wild salmon
- 1 egg
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 Tbsp capers, roughly chopped
- 1 Tbsp chives, finely chopped
- 1 tsp yellow mustard
- 1/2 c Panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup Italian style breadcrumbs
- 2 Tbsp olive or coconut oil (for pan fry)
From there, it’s simple. Mix everything together (minus the oil).
Form into 10-12 bite sized patties.
Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add salmon bites to pan. Cook 2-3 minutes on one side, then flip and cook 2-3 minutes on the other.
I mixed up a simple dip of 2 Tbsp sour cream and the juice from 1/2 a lemon and a sprinkle of salt. I garnished with chives, then stepped outside to snap some pictures.
I thought they looked pretty good. Evidently, so did Hailey. She jumped in there before I was ready for her to.
Lucky for her, I needed a taste tester anyways. This is her post nap hair, still half in jammies approval face.
This is her eating on the floor is fun and I really like these mom face.
Together, we downed them all in one picnic sitting.
I highly recommend making the dipping sauce to go with them. Kids love that stuff. You could use plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream if you’d like. Enjoy!
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What’s your favorite way to eat salmon?