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Crispy Salmon Nuggets - Metemgee

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Author: Althea Brown

Cuisine: American, Caribbean

Serves: 5 Servings

These Crispy Salmon nuggets are a real crowd-pleaser in my home. Well, except with my 3 year old daughter whose fish radar is unbelievably strong. She is not a fan of any type of fish. But the boys (7 and 1), they devour these the moment they hit the table. The recipe is pretty flexible. You can add or omit any spice you like or do not like.

I know what you are thinking, salmon is pretty high in fat so how are you frying those into crispy nuggets? It is all in the preparation of the raw fish. You can choose skin-on or skinless fish, it really doesn’t matter but fresh fish works better than frozen fish. After you are done prepping your fish add a generous sprinkle of fresh-squeezed lemon juice and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes before patting completely dry. Adding the lemon juice before cooking helps you to avoid adding it while eating the fish and therefore allows for the full crispy effect while eating.


  • 2 lbs of salmon filet, cleaned and cut into 2-inch nuggets
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons of onion powder
  • ¾ teaspoon of salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 2 cups of Avocado oil


  • 1 cup of All Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley flakes
  • Pinch of black pepper


  • 1 cup of cassava flour
  • ½ cup of almond meal or coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley flakes


  1. Add the nuggets to a large bowl, sprinkle with lemon juice, and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before patting completely dry (with paper towels)
  2. Mix together a teaspoon of garlic powder, 2 teaspoons of onion powder, ¾ teaspoon of salt, and a pinch of black pepper, then generously coat the salmon nuggets
  3. Mix together all the ingredients for your coating mix of choice and set aside
  4. Add oil to a frying pan or skillet on medium heat and bring up to temperature
  5. When oil is hot and you are ready to start frying your nuggets, coat nuggets in the coating mix, shaking off any excess flour, then add nuggets to the hot oil skin side up for frying
  6. Fry until brown on the side that is in the oil, then flip over to the skin side and continue to fry until the nuggets are completely golden brown, This should take about 3 minutes of total frying time
  7. Remove the crispy salmon nuggets from the oil and place them on a plate lined with sheets of paper towels to drain any excess oil from the fish
  8. Repeat the frying process until all of the nuggets have been fried
  9. Serve nuggets warm with your choice of hot sauce or dipping sauce


After frying place the fish in a single layer on a plate lined with a paper towel, then move the fish to a serving dish once drained. Replace the paper towels as necessary.