Tandoori Salmon Bites

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Tandoori Salmon Bites

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Love these little bites of Indian flavor goodness. Perfect for parties or an elegant starter. Note that the tandoori paste works great for chicken as well. For animals like goat or lamb you really want to cook it in a sauce for tenderness but the salmon as you can see can be roasted and its perfect.



Tandoori Salmon Bites

On 06/12/2011 (Tuesday) at 2:44 pm by Benny.
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  • Prep Time:
    20 min
  • Cook Time:
    5 min
  • Ready Time:
    25 min


4 servings


  • Salmon Filet cut into one inch cubes
  • peeled and thin sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • plain yogurt and cilantro for garnish

Tandoori Paste

  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • kosher salt to taste


Start by combining all the ingredients for the tandoori paste in a bowl and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Taste for seasoning and adjust you may like more garlic or salt it is up to you.

Next prepare the cucumber garnish  by taking thinly sliced cucumber and soaking them in mixture of rice wine vinegar and sugar and keep chilled until use

Now take your salmon and put in a bowl with a couple tablespoons of the Tandoori paste and get it coated evenly. Now a little oil in a pan and place in the salmon  making sure they don’t touch and into a 450degree oven for about 3-5 min until the Tandoori is just starting to get a little fat bubbling though it from the salmon.

Take out and rest for a min then lay some of the chilled cucumber on a plate and place the pieces of salmon in a nice pattern. finish with a small dollop of yogurt and a single cilantro leaf.

That’s it each bite a full fledged perfect combination of flavors that keep well at room temp so good for parties and get togethers.







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