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Zesty Salmon Balls

Updated: Oct 7, 2021

This recipe is quick to prepare and kids love mixing, rolling and coating the salmon balls. Can be made with fresh, frozen or tinned salmon. Experiment with adding different herbs and whatever veggies you have to hand.

Makes approximately 16 golf ball-sized balls

Preparation time is approximately 10-15 minutes

Cooking time is approximately 20-25 minutes


4 small frozen salmon fillets (approx. 360g) or x 2 tins of salmon

500g cubes sweet potato

Juice & zest of 1 unwaxed lemon

1 handful of fresh chives, diced

1 garlic bulb, crushed

3 spring onions, very finely sliced

1 tablespoon of mayonnaise

Salt & pepper to season

2 handfuls of home-made wholemeal breadcrumbs (blitz 2 slices in food processor or leave to go stale and grate)

2 tablespoons of sesame seeds

Drizzle of olive oil

How to make your salmon balls

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C

  2. Simmer sweet potato on hob for 10/15 mins until soft. Drain and mash.

  3. Meanwhile Grill salmon fillets on a medium heat for 5 mins (skin side down) then turn and grill for a further 5/10 mins until cooked. Leave to cool. Remove skin and flake into large bowl.

  4. Add lemon zest & juice, yogurt, garlic, chives, spring onions and mashed sweet potato. Season with salt & pepper.

  5. Mix together well with wooden spoon and cool slightly. Using a dessert spoon measure mixture onto palm and form into golf ball size ball.

  6. Place breadcrumbs and sesame seeds on plate and mix. Roll salmon balls onto breadcrumb mixture and place onto lined baking tray. Drizzle or spray with olive oil.

  7. Bake in oven for 20-25 mins, turning half-way, until browned and crispy on outside.

To Serve: Serve with broccoli or salad and enjoy.



This recipe is great for batch cooking! Once cooked, cool and freeze in a suitable container. Ensure they are cooked through before eating.

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