These nuggets are the perfect baby led weaning finger food for babies.

Salmon Nuggets for baby led weaning

Helllooooooo everyone and welcome to the nicest recipe of the year (so far)..if I do say so myself.

I have some amazing recipes to share with you over the next few weeks and to start I give you Salmon Nuggets. These yummy bites are the perfect baby finger food and are a 100% perfect recipe for baby led weaning too. Served with a dollop of yogurt, lime and coriander sauce, you will end up making these nuggets time and time again.

In the making of the video for this recipe, I messed up a few times with camera settings so I have 6 portions of these in my freezer and we are still not tired of them. Lesson learnt – sound MUST be turned on!

Delicious salmon nuggets that are just perfect for baby led weaning hands. These nuggets are the perfect baby led weaning finger food for babies.

Over the years of talking to so many Mums and Dads it seems that salmon is a fish that parents really struggle to get their children to eat. The challenge was on to create a recipe that would not taste super fishy and would also be a kid winner. These nuggets did just that and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how much the kids loved them and they are super quick and easy to make too.

Make ahead and freeze

If you are like me and consider yourself a crazy busy parent, then having food in the freezer is an essential part of eating healthily. Make a double batch of these and freeze right after breading (providing your fish has not already been frozen). When you are ready to use them, just remove from the freezer, defrost and heat in the oven as per the instructions below. It really couldn’t be easier!

Eating on a budget

Eating on a budget is a huge part of family life, especially in our house and when you think ‘Salmon’ you think expensive but shopping the Everyday Savers range from Dunnes Stores really makes a difference. The salmon, limes onions and flour are all part of this range so it really helps when you are feeding a family of 5 hungry mouths.

Baby Led Feeding Salmon Nuggets for baby led weaning Recipe image Dunnes Stores Everyday Savers image

Todays recipe is a mashup of getting goodness into kids and making life easy for parents. If you are looking for other great freezer fillers then check out these recipes too.

Baby Quiches, Rainbow Fritters, Spinach and Cream Baby Pies, Salmon Fish Cakes

We are making a huge effort to better ourselves here at Baby Led Feeding, so if you try this recipe, let us know how it goes! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #babyledfeeding on Instagram or Facebook.

Aileen xoxox

Easy Salmon Nugget Recipe for Baby Led Weaning and Toddlers. This healthy recipe for kids is loaded with omega 3s, vitamin A, fiber, and vitamin K! Fresh salmon, nutrient packed spinach, and whole grain bread crumbs with a yogurt lime dipping sauce make this finger food an easy lunch or dinner choice for your little ones. Freezer friendly, low sodium, and free from refined sugars! It's like a homemade fish stick but WAY better!

      • PREP TIME
      • 15 minutes
      • COOK TIME
      • 15 minutes
      • TOTAL TIME
      • 30 minutes
      • SERVES
      • 2 adults and 2 children

What goes in...

  • 2 salmon darnes
  • 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 large handful spinach leaves
  • Small bunch fresh coriander leaves
  • Juice 1 lime
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup wholegrain breadcrumbs
  • Coating
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups wholegrain breadcrumbs
  • 125ml natural yogurt
  • juice 1/2 lime
  • 10 coriander leaves finely chopped

How to make it...

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Place the salmon darnes onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes until they turn a light pink through.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the rapeseed oil in a frying pan over a medium heat, and gently cook the onion and garlic until they turn translucent.
  4. Finely chop the spinach leaves and coriander, then add to the pan along with the lime juice. Stir for about 15 seconds then remove from the heat and add to a mixing bowl.
  5. Remove the fish from the oven, then using a fork flake to remove from the skin. Check well for bones then add to a bowl along with the egg and breadcrumbs. Use a spoon to mix well until fully combined.
  6. To make the nuggets, form each one, then dip into flour, then egg and finally coat with breadcrumbs. Place the nuggets on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  7. Drizzle over a little rapeseed oil then bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
  8. To make the sauce, add the yogurt, lime juice and chopped coriander to a small bowl and stir well.
  9. Serve the nuggets with a dollop of sauce and a small wedge of lime.
  • HELPFUL TIP - Freezing

    If you want to make these nuggets ahead of time, just freeze after breadcrumbing. I put a little parchment paper inbetween each one and freeze. To defrost, remove from the freezer the night before and defrost in a fridge. Cook as normal in the oven when needed.