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These fresh and tasty Homemade Salmon Fish Fingers are perfect for the whole family for a healthy, simple midweek meal.

Homemade salmon fish fingers recipe for the whole family

It’s one thing knowing you need to introduce more omega-3 fish into our diets, but it’s not always the easiest feat with little mouths to feed who know their minds! I’ve perfected a recipe that I think ticks the box for both deliciousness and nutrients. But shhh… Don’t tell my children that it’s good for them.

I’m sure I’m not the only person who is so tempted to reach for those frozen fish fingers. But trust me on this – make this recipe once and you won’t be going back.

This Homemade Salmon Fish Fingers Recipe is a winner, not least because it’s full of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B and D, but it’s also a quick oven-baked dinner without too much faffy preparation. I hope you enjoy these breaded salmon goujons (which we’ll refer to them as if you decide to serve these up to adults!)

You’ll love this recipe because:

Full of flavour and vitamins

✅ Oven-baked in 30 minutes

✅ ‘Pink’ fish fingers for the fun factor!

Oven baked salmon fish fingers recipe for a delicious midweek meal


⭐️ You could make these and freeze them before cooking. Then when you want to serve them up, take them out of the freezer in the morning to defrost and voila! You have a family dinner ready to go.

⭐️ I’ve used ready-made breadcrumbs, but of course you could make your own if you wish. A great way to use up stale bread.

⭐️ If you watch the video, you’ll see how I coat these in a really shortcut way using a big Tupperware tub and shaking in the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs. If avoids dipping each fish finger individually and saves mess. Let me know what you think if you try it! (I do this in my Crispy Cauliflower Tacos recipe too and it’s just as effective!)


Can I use these as leftovers?

These are perfect cold as a tasty finger food addition to a packed lunch or picnic. Always keep them refrigerated.

Can I serve these to toddlers?

These are perfect for children from the age of six months because they are so full of goodness. Salmon is a good food to introduce to little ones as early as possible too. Just omit any salt from your seasoning.

What is good to serve with salmon fish fingers?

There are so many things you could serve. Enjoy a fish supper Friday by making some homemade chips and mushy peas or garden peas, or serve with new potatoes and salad. The possibilities are endless!

Can I use this recipe with a different kind of fish?

Sure. Try a meaty white fish alternative for a healthy low-cost alternative, such as haddock, basa or cod. See my Homemade Fish Fingers recipe here for a white fish version.

How on earth do I remove the skin from salmon?

Once you get the knack, it’s honestly super easy and weirdly satisfying. But it’s worth taking 30 seconds to watch how to here: How to Remove Salmon Skin as it’s made it SO much easier for me. (The part you want starts at 0:59.)

Basically you lay the salmon skin side down. Cut through the salmon right at the far end so there’s a tiny piece you can use as a ‘handle’ (I then grip this using some kitchen roll so I don’t slip), and run your knife between the salmon meat and it’s skin, flat to the board, cutting away from you. And voila, it comes right off.

I’ve always bought more expensive skinless salmon but I’m now vowing to do it myself!

Meaty homemade salmon fish fingers in the oven are a fantastic way of introducing fish to your children.

Fancy more cheat salmon recipes?

Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.

I’d love to know how you got on and what you thought of it if you make this recipe. Please rate the recipe using the ⭐️ by the recipe. Also, if you’d like to show me a photo by tagging me on Instagram (@tamingtwins) I LOVE to see your creations.

5 from 5 votes

Homemade Salmon Fish Fingers

This Salmon Fish Fingers Recipe that's so easy to make and full of flavour for a simple family dinner in just 30 minutes.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 600 g Salmon fillet
  • 50 g Plain flour
  • 1 Medium free range eggs, Beaten
  • 100 g Breadcrumbs, See Notes
  • Oil for greasing


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C.
  • If the salmon has skin on, remove this, and then slice the salmon into fingers.
  • Dip each finger into flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs. (Or, alternatively, tip the fish fingers into a big lidded Tupperware tub, add the flour, shake until covered, add the egg, shake until covered, add the breadcrumbs, shake until covered. Job done!)
  • Pop onto a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until just cooked through.


I used ready-made, but feel free to make your own! 


Calories: 373kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 36gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 265mgPotassium: 813mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 119IUCalcium: 72mgIron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Family Food
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  1. 5 stars
    Love this recipe, such an easy way to coat the fish – won’t do it any other way now! I leave the skin on the salmon and just cut into fingers with skin on and coat as usual. Works great and less faffy 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Very easy, had to do a quick Google search on the oven degrees as I’m used to °F . Especially appreciate the link for removing the skin, alot easier than I thought. Thank you

  3. These look incredible, Sarah! Been thinking about making my own fish fingers soon, too!

    Out of curiosity, what lens did you use for the main pic at the top? I’m currently looking to upgrade my standard Canon kit lens and it looks beautiful x