Salmon Meatballs

Fish

Albóndigas de salmón con salsa

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (177C)
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  3. Roll into golf ball-sized balls and arrange on a greased baking sheet 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart.
  4. 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.

Albóndigas de salmón

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