When it comes to toddler-approved meals, there’s just something about finger foods that make everything taste better and look more appealing to the eye. At least, according to the kids.
These salmon croquettes were a hit with my kids. They’re mild in flavour, light and tasty, and fun for the kids to eat, yet they’re elegant enough to serve at an adult dinner party. They are full of fresh flavours, such as lemon juice and fresh dill, with an additional subtle bite from tart capers and spicy Dijon mustard.
Serve these delicious two-bite morsels with a fresh side salad, such as an Autumn Quinoa Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette or Fresh Lentil Salad or with a Sriracha and dill-infused avocado dip.
Salmon is one of my favourite foods and is on my recipe rotation at least 2-3 times a month. Some of the kids’ favourite recipes are Honey Soy-Glazed Salmon, and Salmon Wrap with Dill Lemon Mayo. These salmon croquettes received rave reviews from the entire family and have become a go-to recipe. I’m positive they’ll become a requested addition to your meal rotation as well.
These can be prepped in advance and stored in the freezer for a quick, on-the-fly meal. Simply remove from the freezer, thaw, and warm in the oven. They are delicious served alone but taste great with a dip as an accompaniment, such as Greek yogurt with fresh dill, garlic, and lemon juice, or a spicy Sriracha avocado dip (recipe below).
These salmon croquettes can be prepared pan-fried, deep-fried or baked in the oven. Although I usually opt for the latter, I have to admit that there’s just something magical about deep-fried finger foods.
And the fact that these salmon croquettes are made with super healthy ingredients helped me justify my choice. A nice fry-up every now and again won’t hurt anyone!
If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!