Air Fryer Spicy Salmon Bites with Avocado Lime Sauce

Background and History

Air Fryer Spicy Salmon Bites with Avocado Lime Sauce are a modern twist on the classic fish bite, combining the crispiness of air frying with the bold flavors of spicy salmon. Inspired by the popularity of air fryers and the desire for healthier alternatives, this dish brings together the richness of salmon, a kick of spice, and the creamy freshness of avocado lime sauce.

Ingredients

Salmon Fillet

1 pound, skinless, and deboned.

Panko Breadcrumbs

1 cup.

Egg

1, beaten.

Mayonnaise

2 tablespoons.

Sriracha Sauce

1 tablespoon.

Garlic Powder

1 teaspoon.

Onion Powder

1 teaspoon.

Salt and Black Pepper

To taste.

Avocado

1, ripe.

Lime Juice

2 tablespoons.

Fresh Cilantro

Chopped, for garnish.

Serves

4

Time

Preparation Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

10 minutes (Air Fryer)

Total Time

Approximately 25 minutes

Instructions

Prepare Salmon

Cut the salmon into bite-sized cubes.

Create Breadcrumb Mixture

In a bowl, mix Panko breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.

Coat Salmon

Dip each salmon cube into the beaten egg, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture, ensuring an even coating.

Prepare Spicy Mayo

In another bowl, mix mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce to create a spicy mayo.

Air Fry Salmon

Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).

Place the breaded salmon bites in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overcrowded.

Air fry for 8-10 minutes until golden and crispy.

Make Avocado Lime Sauce

In a blender, combine ripe avocado and lime juice. Blend until smooth.

Serve

Plate the crispy salmon bites, drizzle with spicy mayo, and garnish with chopped cilantro.

Serve with the creamy avocado lime sauce on the side.

Nutrition Facts

(Values may vary based on specific ingredients and variations)

Calories: ~300 per serving

Protein: ~25g

Fat: ~15g

Carbohydrates: ~15g

Notes

Adjust Sriracha levels for more or less heat.

Use an egg wash substitute for a lighter option.

Customize the avocado lime sauce with additional herbs or garlic for extra flavor.

Allergy Warning

Be cautious of seafood allergies, especially when using salmon.

Check ingredient labels for potential allergens, especially in pre-packaged breadcrumbs and mayo.

Adjust the recipe to accommodate specific dietary restrictions or allergies.

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