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Salmon Bites are flavorful and delicious bite-sized pieces of salmon cooked until tender with crispy, golden edges and coated with an homemade sticky glaze. |

Salmon Bites

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  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Salmon Bites are a flavorful and delicious meal that is quick and easy to make with a handful of simple ingredients. Bite-sized portions of salmon are cooked until tender with crispy, golden edges and coated with a homemade, sweet and sticky Asian glaze. 


  • 1 large salmon fillet (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the glaze:

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, add chopped salmon, 1 teaspoon oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss well to coat and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat remaining oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the hot oil sizzles, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Sear the salmon pieces (skin side down first) until golden browned and fully cooked, about 5-6 minutes per side. Do not move the salmon around during cooking. When salmon is cooked, the flesh will turn opaque, and it will flake easily when you insert a fork.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and lemon juice until smooth.
  5. Pour the sauce over the salmon. Toss well to coat the salmon bites in the sauce and cook for another 1-2 minutes until browned.
  6. Use tongs to remove the salmon bites and place on a serving plate. Garnish with white sesame seeds and serve immediately.


How to store: Transfer leftover salmon bites to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Make sure to freeze it if you’re not able to finish it in that time frame.

How to reheat: You can serve leftovers cold or warm. To reheat, hear in a 300F preheated oven or air fryer for a few minutes until warmed through, on the stove over medium-low heat, or in the microwave until warmed through. Be careful not to overheat as they can become dry and tough.

How to freeze: Wrap the cooled salmon tightly in plastic cling wrap or place it in a sealed freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Allow the salmon to thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian