There’s no denying that keto salmon bites are most definitely one of the foods that bacon can complement in a big, big way, and this recipe is so simple and so good!
How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Keto Salmon Bites
- Prepare your salmon fillet and bacon. Cut the salmon into one inch pieces and the bacon slices in half, just enough to wrap around the salmon pieces.
- Season. Season with salt and pepper.
- Wrap the salmon bites. Wrap each individual piece of salmon in a strip of bacon.
- Bake. Bake the salmon for anywhere between 12 to 15 minutes. With salmon, a slightly pink center is perfectly okay.
- Serve. I recommend enjoying your salmon bites while they’re still warm.
How to Make Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
Of course, these salmon bites wouldn’t be complete without my signature honey mustard dipping sauce. Here’s how I make it:
- Combine all of your ingredients in a single bowl. You’ll be mixing together honey, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, white wine vinegar, and cayenne pepper. Mix well.
- Season. Season with some salt and pepper to taste
- Refrigerate until ready. Once everything has been mixed together, you can simply leave this honey mustard dip in the refrigerator until you’re ready to enjoy it.
Can You Freeze These Salmon Bites?
One of my favorite things to do is prepare a bunch of bacon-wrapped salmon bites all at once with the intention to freeze them. It’s actually incredibly beneficial to freeze your salmon after cooking it instead of before for two main reasons.
The first reason is that cooked salmon will last longer in the freezer. Raw salmon typically lasts about three months when frozen, while cooked salmon can last for up to six months.
Additionally, you may notice more of a ‘fishy’ smell in your freezer when you keep raw salmon in there. Storing cooked salmon in the freezer produces much less of that smell.
In order to actually freeze your salmon bites, simply place them in some sort of air tight container or freezer bag first and then you’re all set to store them in your freezer.
How Long Should You Cook Salmon?
If you’re making this particular salmon bite recipe, it’s recommended that you follow the usual guidelines for cooking salmon and bake them for between 12-15 minutes. Aim for an internal temperature of 145°F, measured from the thickest part of the fillet.
As a side note, don’t be alarmed if your salmon bites appear to still be slightly pink in the center. That’s perfectly normal, and so long as your salmon has been cooked to 145°F, it will be safe to eat.
(You may also like: Mouthwatering Keto Fish Tacos with Spicy Green Sauce)
Bacon-Wrapped Salmon Bites with Creamy Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
For the salmon bites:
- 12 oz skinless salmon fillet, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 10 very thin slices of bacon, cut in half
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, for decoration (optional)
- salt, black pepper to taste
For the creamy honey mustard sauce:
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp white wine vinegar
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- salt, black pepper to taste
- To make the sauce, in a bowl combine all the ingredients.
- Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
- Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Season the salmon cubes with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Wrap each salmon cube with a piece of bacon.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven.
- Serve warm with the honey mustard sauce.
Other Keto Seafood Recipes You Should Try
I’ve made dozens upon dozens of fantastic keto seafood recipes but these are some of my top favorites, especially when I’m making lunch or dinner for the family.
- Sheet Pan Keto Shrimp Scampi – This is my go to recipe for whenever I have a craving for shrimp scampi. And since it’s a sheet pan meal, it’s also super convenient for making a quick and easy family meal.
- Keto Avocado Tuna Salad – Enjoy one of the most satiating keto salad recipes I’ve ever tasted with this avocado tuna salad with its healthy greens, heart healthy monounsaturated fats (1), and plenty of protein.
- Keto Salmon Cakes with Avocado Lime Dressing – If you enjoy keto salmon bites, then odds are pretty good that you’re also going to love these keto salmon cakes. The homemade avocado lime dressing is sublime – no pun intended.
- Keto Tuna Casserole – Another great option for tuna lovers, this casserole is both comforting and low carb.