- 1 (18-ounce) center-cut salmon fillet, about 9 by 4 inches, skinned
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3 egg whites
- 1 cup grated Parmesan
- 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- Olive oil, for drizzling
- 1/3 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup lowfat plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or chives
For the Fish Sticks:
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
- Rinse the salmon fillet and pat dry with paper towels. Cut the fish in half to make 2 fillets each about 4 by 4 1/2-inches in size.
- Starting on the longest edge, slice the fillets into 1/2-inch pieces.
- Lay the widest pieces, from the center, cut side down, and slice in half lengthways so all the pieces are equally about 1/2 by 1/2 by 4 1/2-inches in size.
- Place the flour in a medium bowl and season with the salt and pepper.
- Place the egg whites in another bowl and beat until frothy, about 30 seconds.
- Combine the Parmesan and bread crumbs in a third bowl.
- Coat the salmon pieces in the seasoned flour and pat to remove any excess flour.
- Dip the floured salmon in the egg whites and then into the Parmesan mixture, gently pressing the mixture into the fish.
- Place the breaded salmon pieces on a liberally oiled baking sheet.
- Drizzle lightly with the olive oil. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.
For the Dipping Sauce:
Mix the mayonnaise, yogurt, Dijon mustard, and parsley (or chives, if using) in a small dipping bowl.
Arrange the fish sticks on a serving platter and serve with the dipping sauce.