Here’s our highly nutritious and seafood-based take on traditional meatballs – Salmon Balls! Rich in Omega 3’s and essential oils, these tasty and terrific Caribbean Salmon Balls Recipe is quick to prepare and extremely delicious!
Caribbean Salmon Balls Recipe
All you need to make these Salmon Balls is:
- 1 Medium orange sweet potato (approx. 480g;peeled, crudely chopped).
- Canned Red/Pink Salmon (210g; drained, flaked).
- ¼th cup Cottage cheese (60g).
- 2 tbsp Red Onion (finely chopped).
- 1 tbsp Flat-leaf Parsley (chopped).
- 1 tbsp Lemon juice.
- 2 tbsp Whole-meal Plain Flour.
- ½ cup Whole-meal Breadcrumbs (45g; packaged, dried).
How to Make Caribbean Salmon Balls
Have everything you need? Let’s get started!
- Firstly, boil water in a medium-sized saucepan and cook the chopped sweet Potato in it for about 10 minutes, or until it is tender. Drain the sweet Potato well. Return to the saucepan and mash it to a smooth paste-like consistency using a fork.
- Preheat your oven to 356 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).
- Line the oven tray with baking paper.
- Take a medium-sized mixing bowl and add the mashed Sweet Potato, Cottage Cheese, Salmon, Parsley, Onion, Flour, and Lemon Juice. Mix well.
- Shape this mixture into 16 to 20 evenly-sized balls.
- Spread breadcrumbs evenly on a flat plate and roll each ball thoroughly in the breadcrumbs.
- Place the breaded Salmon balls on the lined baking tray and place them in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes, or till they turn golden brown and are heated through.
Yes, you can, but it is recommended that you freeze raw Salmon mixture rather than baked or fried to avoid them becoming soggy and disfigured when thawed.
Before frying or baking, make flat patties of the Salmon and place them on a lined baking sheet tray with some space in between. Place the tray in the freezer to harden.
To store them, remove the patties from the freezer and wrap each in aluminum foil or plastic wrap. You can store them in a ziplock bag or airtight container in the freezer for as long as three months.
To enjoy your stored Salmon, simply thaw the patties in the refrigerator overnight; make balls, bread, and bake.
Tips for Making the Best Caribbean Salmon Balls
- When making Salmon balls, make sure to use the right combination of Salmon, Breadcrumbs, and a Binder (such as Eggs) that holds the mixture together.
- If your Salmon mixture is too moist and the balls are falling apart, add more Breadcrumbs. If it is too dry, add an extra tablespoon of Olive Oil/Lemon Juice.
- The Salmon balls are usually done when they reach a temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don’t use a thermometer, check that the balls are slightly crisp and brown on the outside and pink and flaky on the inside.
These Delicious and Appetizing Recipes Will Go Great with Your Salmon Balls!
Looking for something to compliment your Salmon Balls? Try these amazing delicacies.
- This Bobby Flay Kale Recipe and Wilted Kale Salad Recipe can be a wonderful starter.
- Try BJ’s Spinach Artichoke Dip to elevate the flavor of your salmon balls.
- Our Yoder’s Peanut Butter Pie Recipe can serve as the ideal dessert to end your meal on a high note.
- These Yard House Lettuce Wraps and Yard House Chicken Lettuce Wraps can be the perfect picnic treats!
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