Coconut Crusted Salmon Bites

If you love coconut shrimp, you are going to love these salmon bites. Juicy salmon coated in a crispy coconut panko. Served with a sweet chili-ginger sauce. Y’all these salmon bites are seriously so good. The hint of sweetness from the shredded coconut paired with the panko bread crumbs gives the best crunch.

I like to make this meal, bowl style. I pair it with jasmine rice and broccoli and serve it up with some delicious sweet chili sauce that I doctored up with hints of citrus and ginger. The perfect weeknight meal!

Coconut Crusted Salmon

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • Salmon cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut flakes sweetened

Wet Batter

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup club soda

Sweet Chili sauce

  • 1/3 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1/4 tbsp garlic paste
  • juice of 1/2 lemon


  • Clean and cut salmon into bite size chunks. In a bowl, season salmon with garlic powder, onion powder, white pepper and kosher salt.
  • In a medium size bowl, combine flour, smoked paprika, garlic powder, black pepper and club soda. Mix until combined. batter should be somewhat thick. Similar to pancake consistency.
  • In a shallow dish, combine panko bread crumbs and coconut flakes.
  • In a pan, heat up grapeseed oil make sure your oil is not too hot. low-medium heat is good. You don't want the bread crumb mixture to burn.
  • Dip salmon into the wet batter, then into the panko/coconut mixture. Press the coating in well then fry on all 4 sides until golden brown and crispy
  • Remove from the oil and add to a cooling rack or parchment paper to let excess oil drain.
  • In a small sauce pan, add sweet chili sauce and bring to a low simmer. Add in garlic and ginger paste. mix well then squeeze in lemon juice. Mix well allow to cool before serving.
  • Serve with white jasmine rice and your favorite veggie and drizzle sweet chili sauce on top
  • Enjoy!
Keyword Coconut Crusted, Dinner Idea, Easy Recipes, Salmon

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