Bite-Sized Salmon Tikka Recipe -
Bite-Sized Salmon Tikka Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Bite-Sized Salmon Tikka

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"Salmon is versatile, highly nutritious, and can be bought fresh or frozen. This 'Indianised' recipe is quick, tasty, and ideal as a short snack or a meal eaten with a salad. Serve with Masala Chai. You can try this recipe with any white fish: cod, haddock, pollock, etc."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    30 mins


  1. Mix together the cayenne, turmeric, and salt in a bowl. Add the salmon to the bowl and toss to coat. Allow to sit 15 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. While the oil is heating, sprinkle the cornstarch over the salmon and again toss to coat.
  3. Cook the salmon in the heated oil until golden brown, about 1 minute per side.
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  • Cook's Note
  • Vary the heat and seasoning level according to taste; you can use paprika rather than cayenne for a milder version. I use a full teaspoon of salt.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 24, 2010

I have cooked every kind of fish conceivable and this is absolutely the best stir fry salmon ever! Just the right about of spices and it would be great as an appetizer for a fish dinner.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 21, 2010

Wow, I'm not sure who thought this needed more spice, but there is A LOT of it!!! I like the basic idea it was a nifty way to prepare salmon. If I make this again, which I probably will, I will reverse the amounts of red pepper and turmeric. to 1/2 tsp of pepper and 2 tsp of turmeric.

Jan 21, 2009

We loved this recipe! The only change I made was to use only a small amount of olive oil (appx 1 1/2 - 2 TBSP), which, I’m sure, may have changed it from the original intent, but it was great for us! We have to eat Gluten Free and it’s a perfect recipe for that. It was nice to find a new easy salmon recipe with an Indian influence (I’ve had very little experience with Indian food and this was a nice uncomplicated way to help get my feet wet.) I highly recommend this one! Thanks Tarma!

Jan 12, 2008

My son and I both liked this dish. However it could have used more spice, especially more hot spice -- it was much blander than I thought it would be. But I never would have thought to cut salmon into small chunks and fry, and that actually was an easy way to prepare this dish -- and fast!

Jul 12, 2011

Tastes great. I did marinade the salmon in the Tikka masala over night. I added the masala to olive oil, let that sit for an hour or so in a the fridge, and then added it to the chopped fish pieces. We then grilled the salmon on a stove top grill. I served it on a hot bed of basmati rice. Started with a fresh salad.

Jan 09, 2012

This is .................. Good. Definately not bland, would not change a thing. Thank you for posting

Nov 05, 2012

I'm not a fish lover, especially if it's dry, grilled fish. And i was disappointed that there was no tikka masala in this recipe.....until my first bite. This recipe has changed me into a salmon LOVER. It's so moist, very delicious, VERY spicy (the hubby loved it but it was even on the edge for him), so I will reduce the cayenne by 1/4 next time. Served it with rice and the Butter Chickpea Curry from this site but I liked it better with curried cauliflower that I found on another site. Also, I didn't use that much oil, just enough to sear - I didn't even coat the entire bottom and that works fine.

May 10, 2010

Excellent! I made this for my husband and we both ate more than our fair share. I didn't need to change anything!


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  • Calories
  • 229 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.8 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 24.5 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 629 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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