My Sauté Salmon-Balls over a bed of Baby Bella Mushrooms, Couscous, my Spicy Tzatziki Sauce, and Salad!
Yes, I do my best to cook salmon weekly, since it’s so rich in omega-3. However, one must be creative to come up with different ways to cook this amazing fish. Therefore, today, I decided to make it in salmon-balls. I somewhat mimic what I do when I make crab cakes and they turned out wonderful. It takes a bit more time but is worth it!
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 45 minutes.
Approximate Cost: $16.38 or $5.46 per serving
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Servings: 3 or approx. 4 salmon balls per serving
INGREDIENTS for the SALMON-BALLS ($6.96)
2 salmon filet, skinned (cut in cubes) ($4.50)
3 tbsp. Panko bread crumbs (.25)
1 egg (.16)
1 tsp. chopped dry onion (.25)
3 large green onions, chopped (.25)
1 tbsp. Roasted Garlic and Herbs (.25)
1 tsp. smoked paprika (.20)
1 lemon (.40)
2 tbsp. olive oil (to sauté them) (.70)
INGREDIENTS for my SPICY TZATZIKI SAUCE ($1.30)
4 tablespoons Tzatziki (.35)
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice (.30)
1 tsp. hot sauce (.15)
½ tsp. Roasted Garlic and Herbs (.20)
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped (.30)
In a food processor, add cubed salmon and pulse until coarsely ground.
Add to the ground salmon, panko bread crumbs, green onions, egg, chopped dry onion
green onion, Roasted Garlic and Herbs and smoked paprika. Mix thoroughly.
With a small size ice cream scooper, scoop the mixture into small 1” balls and place them on a dish. You should have approximately 10 to 15 salmon balls.
Sauté the balls in a skillet with olive oil until no longer look pink.
Remove your salmon balls from the skillet. Serve with my spicy Tzatziki sauce, couscous, avocado cubed and a salad. Enjoy!
Spicy Tzatziki Sauce Directions
Into a small bowl add the hot sauce, Tzatziki, lemon juice, roasted garlic and herbs, chopped parsley and green onions and stir until smooth. If it’s too thick for you add few drops of olive oil or more lemon juice.
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