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Walnut Crusted Salmon Bites with Apricot Ginger Dipping Sauce

From: Walnut Marketing Board

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Serves 8

 

These salmon bites make great appetizers or tapas. To make entree size portions, cut salmon fillets into 4-ounce portions, follow other instructions, and extend baking time to 15 minutes.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup apricot jam
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • ¾ cup California walnuts, chopped
  • ¾ cup Panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 pound salmon fillet, skinless, cut into 1" cubes
  • APRICOT GINGER DIPPING SAUCE
  • ½ cup apricot jam
  • 4 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons California walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, white and pale green stem, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F, Coat a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. For the dipping sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Set aside.
  3. For the salmon bites: In another small bowl, whisk together jam and vinegar. Set aside.
  4. In a blender or food processor, combine walnuts, bread crumbs, and cilantro. Process a few turns until blended but still a coarse texture.
  5. Brush salmon pieces with the jam mixture. Coat each piece evenly with the walnut bread crumb mixture.
  6. Place on baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes. Serve warm with dipping sauce.


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