These quick and easy Salmon Cubes are made using one of Mr. Code Monkey’s favorite spice blends: Old Bay Seasoning. Salmon is rich in Omega 3, healthy fats and healthy proteins…and adding flax to the breading gives us complete chains of Omega 3’s…making these cubes a virtual SUPER FOOD!
While research does not support omega-3 supplementation for reducing risks of death and diseases such as cancer and heart disease, it does support eating foods rich in omega-3s for reducing these risks.
What You Need
- 1 3lb fresh salmon filet, preferably wild caught but if budget/availability is limited go with farmed.
- 1 – 3 tablespoons of Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 – 3 teaspoons of ground flax seed
- Skewers/satays are optional (be sure to prepare soak wooden ones for at least an hour before using)
- Batter Pro |OR| large bowl with tight fitting lid
- 2 baking sheets
- 2 parchment paper liners
What You Do
- Preheat Oven to 350° F
- Place a parchment liner onto each baking sheet. Poof! They are now prepared baking sheets.
- Mix Old Bay and ground flax seed together
- Sprinkle 1/2 of the Old Bay mixture into the bottom bowl of your Batter Pro or your large bowl with tight fitting lid.
- Place the sifter on top of that bowl.
- Remove the skin from the salmon (save for another recipe).
- Check for pin bones and remove as needed.
- Rinse the salmon and then pat dry. Seriously, pat it dry else your seasoning will be globby and you’ll leave half of it stuck to the bowl.
- Cut salmon into 1 inch cubes and place single layer atop the sifter.
- Cover with second Batter Pro bowl.
- Turn the Batter Pro upside down and shake for about 10 seconds (hold your belly button in to work those abs!)
- Remove the salmon cubes, place 6 to 10 cubes onto each skewer and place on prepared baking sheet. Be sure to leave a bit of space between each cube. If you are not using skewers, place in single layer on prepared baking sheet.
- Repeat with remaining cubes and Old Bay Seasoning.
- Bake in oven for 3 to 5 minutes until flaky.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before packaging.
When cooled you can pop them into whatever handy dandy container you prefer. We really like the Fit & Fresh containers with the built in ice packs. They can sit right on your desk for easy and safe snacking.