This Salmon Meatballs recipe is easy to make, and the ingredients are easy to get, and it’s perfect as a Salmon Patties too. It’s not fried but baked! Just perfect for a quick and happy meal.
Easy salmon meatballs Recipe
There are many things to get excited about daily, and salmon is one of them. Today I will share the recipe for salmon balls that is simple and easy. You can follow me for perfect, economical food that is always your favorite at any time of the day. It would be best if you had basic things from your pantry to make your kids and family happy. In addition, this food is easy to fit in your meals as a snack, appetizer, or main course for lunch or dinner. This recipe will make you get closer to healthy and nutritious foods.
What Are Salmon Meatballs?
Let’s make something unique. Use a small number of ingredients to enjoy the best version of salmon. Many other types of meat can replace salmon, but salmon is better than other meats; it contains healt; itats and is easier to digest than others. However, you must deal carefully because these balls are more delicate and tender than other meatballs. These round balls are a delicious blend of boneless pink salmon, Garlic, onion, cilantro, parsley, carrots, salt, and pepper. However there are many vesions of this recipe but follow me to s,park your taste.
What Are The Reasons to Make this?
You might be thinking about the good reasons to follow the salmon meatball recipe. It contains many health benefits, but it depends on how you cook. So, here are some reasons to choose my recipe for meaty round pops.
If you need a solid source of omega-3 and proteins with many other essential nutrients, then nothing is better than salmon. Moreover, it also contains a good amount of:
- Vitamins B12, B6
- Vitamin D and E
A distinctive and delicious flavor gives new dimensions to salmon meatballs. So, add in your meals for a unique experience.
The comfort of preparation
These are comparatively simple to cook, which makes them an excellent option to feed a crowd.
Everyone’s eating habits, and eating patterns are not the same. Due to personal preferences or health issues, salmon is a better alternative to other meats.
What To Serve With Salmon Meatballs
Here are some ideas of sides that you can serve with salmon balls. However, it depends on personal preference and dietary restrictions.
- Rice/ Pasta: if you like a neutral base that balances the flavors, you can use tomato rice, jasmine rice, rice and beans rice, and cream cheese penne pasta with salmon balls.
- Steamed vegetables: Steamed or roasted broccoli, asparagus, carrots, or green beans are beneficial and delicious and provide extra nutrients.
- Fresh Salads: Fresh salads with greens, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers, with a simple dressing, are a great way to balance the fullness of the salmon balls.
- Mashed potatoes: creamy potatoes are a soothing and pleasing side dish.
- Sauce/dip: Many flavorful sauces or dips like bang bang sauce, Vietnamese fish sauce, Tonkatsu sauce, General Tso sauce, and Peanut sauce, can be served on the side, dipping the salmon meatballs.
Basic Kitchen Tools
You’ll need a few kitchen tools:
- Wok/instant pot/ air fryer
- Oven for baking
- Cutting board
- Measuring tools
- Mixing spoons
How To Make Salmon Meatballs?
Salmon is a star ingredient that is an excellent source of nutrients. You can use Fresh or canned salmon.
- Breadcrumbs/ Cornstarch: Breadcrumbs are a binding agent. They help to hold them in a nice texture.
- Egg: It binds the ingredients together, and It also adds moisture and richness.
- Onion/Garlic: it adds Flavor and texture. It also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that are helpful for health.
- Parsley is an herb that adds Flavor and freshness to the meatballs.
- Salt and pepper: Salt and pepper enhance the Flavor.
- Oil: oil is for frying. It is good to use canola oil for browning the salmon.
- Preheat oven to 350 F. (you can bake or fry these Salmon meatballs; your choice, but I love the fried one better)
- Place shredded leftover salmon in a medium-sized bowl. Add carrots, Garlic, parsley, cilantro, panko bread/cornstarch, and mix.
- Add Beaten egg and continue mixing until completely incorporated.
- Add salt and pepper, depending on your liking.
- Form salmon into a ball.
- Heat oil in a medium size frying pan and brown all sides of the Salmon Meatballs. (Stop here if you are frying).
- Cover the cookie sheet with tin foil and grease with non-stick oil if you want to bake or air fry.
- Arrange salmon meatballs on a baking sheet and bake for 15-30 minutes or until the salmon is set.
- Serve salmon meatballs with ketchup or any sauce that you like. My clan like non-fat dressing. Enjoy
- Choose high-quality salmon fillets to ensure your meatballs are flavorful and moist.
- Never forget to add breadcrumbs and eggs to combine the ingredients.
- Don’t overmix. Overmixing can cause tough and dry meatballs.
- It is good to divide into equal portions, so use a tablespoon or cookie scoop.
- Keep meatballs in the fridge for stable shapes.
- You can either pan-fry the meatballs in a little oil or bake them in the oven.
- If you want a crispy exterior, use the pan for frying.
- Bake them for tenderness.
How Can We Store Meatballs?
Depending on how long you keep them, there are a few ways to store them. If you plan to eat them within a few days, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for four days. But please ensure that the balls are completely cooled at room temperature. However, if you want to store them longer, freeze them. Use an airtight container or bag and remove air as much as possible before sealing. You can freeze for up to 3 months.
For more Seafood recipes:
3 Ingredient Deep Fried Shrimp Roll
Japanese Style Deep Fried Shrimp
Easy Salmon Meatballs
- Conventional Oven
- Mixing bowl
- baking sheet
- 4 pieces skinless and boneless pink salmon left over or freshly fried or broiled chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup onion chopped ( from 1 small onion)
- 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
- 1 tablespoon parsley (optional)
- 1/4 cup carrots (the 3" long and thumb size thickness)
- 1 tbsp Panko bread crumbs or 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 3 eggs beaten
- 1/2 tsp or more salt according to your liking. Try it by frying a small salmon mixture and seasoning the salmon according to your liking.
- pepper to taste
- Canola Oil for browning the salmon
- Preheat oven to 350 F.( you can bake or fry these Salmon meatballs; your choice, but I love the fried one better)
- Place shredded leftover salmon in a medium-sized bowl. Add in carrots, garlic, parsley, cilantro panko bread/cornstarch, and mix. Add in beaten egg and continue mixing until completely incorporated. Add salt and pepper, depending on your liking. Form salmon into a ball.
- Heat oil in a medium size frying pan and brown all sides of the Salmon Meatballs. ( Stop here if you are frying ) Cover the cookie sheet with tin foil and grease with nonstick oil. Arrange salmon meatballs on a baking sheet and bake for 15-30 minutes or until the salmon is set. Serve salmon meatballs with ketchup or any sauce that you like. My clan like non-fat dressing. Enjoy!
Shobelyn Dayrit says
Hi, Ellie. Usually, I have about 1 to 2 cups of salmon leftover and I just adjust the seasonings accordingly.
Ellie L says
Looks good! How many ounces of salmon should I use? Thanks!
That’s very ambiguous due to baby carrots looking like a thumb. Are these finely chopped or grated? Lol I’m not even going to add carrots I’m going to shred some onion and celery.
Shobelyn Dayrit says
Hi! I used that fillet salmon about 1 lb and NOTE that this has to be pre cooked ones. The carrots, about 1/4 cup shredded or finely chopped. Thank you and have a good day.
Can you tell me how much salmon you used? Four pieces doesn’t tell me the approximate weight of salmon. Also, I assume the carrots are grated? Thanks for your help.
I sneak in fish and veggies on my kids’ meals too,and sad to say to my hubby’s meals as well .
You gave me a perfect idea for my kid’s lunch box. They look perfect and I can hide veggies in those too LOL
Thank you .
Robert Donaldson says
Ang galing mong magtagalog. Maraming salamat at nagustuhan mo ang recipe.
You are so good in speaking Tagalog. I am thankful that you like the recipe.
Kumusta po! I love this recipe, so maraming salamat po. I used canned Salmon. And added a little lime juice at the end. Masarap na masarap! Lol, nag-aaral ako ng Tagalog
I have tried freezing them,and it was ok. My only concern is that, the ice lodge into the salmon and it sog the salmon meat during thawing.
Can they be frozen after cooking? I’m looking for make-ahead canapé recipes.
Hi, Dara. I have not tried it with canned salmon but I think it will be ok as long as you remove the fluid thoroughly so that it will not become soggy. Also you just have to adjust the seasoning or maybe just make it into a patty form because I am afraid that the canned salmon will not hold together as meatballs…. hope you will succeed with it 🙂
Hi can you use canned salmon? If so how many cans? Thanks and they looks delicious
Use uncooked eggs. Sorry, scrambled in the Philippines means beaten . Will change it.Thank you !
Do you use cooked or raw eggs?
hi Karen, I use 1/4 cup of carrot or 3 inches length and thumb size thickness, to be specific.
Directions say to add carrots to salmon meat balls…. need to know how much???