Salmon Pops With Piquant Dill Sauce

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When entertaining, the salmon pops with piquant dill sauce are always a big hit. The recipe couldn’t be simpler or quicker to prepare, yet is deceptively impressive in flavour and appearance. 

To make the salmon pops → first, you coat the salmon with olive oil, sesame oil, sesame seeds and salt. The salmon filet must be reasonably thick so that you can slice the salmon into 1-inch cubes. Once the salmon is coated, you thread it on an appetizer skewer alternately with folded lemon slices. For the skewers, they should first be soaked in water. The soaking in water stops them from burning when you are cooking the salmon. Once the salmon is cooked, this takes about eight minutes, place the salmon on a platter and pour the piquant dill sauce evenly overtop. This is where it gets exciting because it is the sauce that makes the salmon shine. For the piquant dill sauce, you whisk the ingredients together, and it is ready to go. The incredibly delicious fresh sauce is made with dill, red onion, lemon juice, olive oil and a tablespoon of mayonnaise. The sauce is simple, and it compliments the salmon beautifully. 

The salmon pops are a big hit at any dinner party, especially for the diet savvy. The best part, this delightful appetizer will accommodate most diets. This is a naturally gluten-free recipe and is keto-friendly. If you are looking for a light lunch idea, serve the salmon pops over a salad, such as this zesty cabbage and fennel citrus salad. You will love it ♥

Are you looking for exciting ideas for fresh salmon in recipes? Check out our popular gluten-free salmon recipes. They are simple to make, healthy and, most importantly, delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pound skinless salmon fillet, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 large lemon, thinly sliced
  • PIQUANT DILL SAUCE
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. GF mayonnaise
  • Sea salt and freshly ground GF black pepper to taste
  • 16 appetizer bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 20 minutes
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Place salmon cubes into a bowl with olive oil, sesame oil, sesame seeds and salt. Gently toss to coat
  • Thread salmon cubes onto a skewer alternately with folded lemon slices. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Continue until you use up all the salmon
  • Place in the oven and bake for 8 minutes, turning halfway through. For barbecue option, place skewers onto hot grills and grill 4 minutes per side, or until salmon is fully cooked.
  • For the piquant dill sauce; Using a medium bowl whisk everything together
  • Pour piquant dill sauce evenly over the salmon just before serving and garnish with fresh dill and lemon slices.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature


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