Adapted from an HEB recipe card
I was waiting for the fish I had ordered at the supermarket when I saw all these recipe cards on the counter. One of them was for salmon meatballs. I didn’t have high expectations but they sounded interesting and I had never before eaten fish meatballs. They turned out to be delightfully tasty.
- 1 lb ground salmon
- ½ cup oats
- Oregano, to taste
- Dry parsley, to taste
- Rosemary, to taste
- ½ tsp salt
- Black pepper, to taste
- ½ cup finely chopped onion
- ½ cup of grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 350F (177C)
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
- Roll into golf ball-sized balls and arrange on a greased baking sheet 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart.
- Bake for about 16 to 18 minutes.
Comments: This is a very fast and easy recipe, a perfect week night dinner. I meant to have them in a sandwich but they were just too good and ended up eating them without bread. I served them with a quick tomato sauce (tomato paste, 1 sautéed onion and spices). The recipe card suggests serving them with pasta but feel free to experiment with other sides and sauces. HEB, an American supermarket, sells ground salmon; however, I know many supermarkets don’t. You can always ask the fishmonger to ground it for you or buy the whole salmon filets and ground it at home with a food processor.