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    Easy 5-ingredient Salmon Meatballs


    Salmon Meatballs for all the non-meat eaters like myselfsalmonmeatballs

    I am SO excited about this recipe. A little over 4 years ago I stopped eating meat but obviously didn’t give up my beloved wild fish. I love oysters, salmon, calamari, squid, chilean sea bass, shrimp, well you get the point. Not eating meat anymore was a complete personal choice and I don’t have a political reason for it, I just do not like the taste of meat anymore. I never enjoyed grilled chicken or any of the good-for-you meats. I was more of a chicken finger, bacon cheese burger, rib lovin’ kind of girl (shocker, I know).

    Not eating meat has allowed me to experiment more in my kitchen and think outside the typical meal ideas. These Salmon Meatballs are a prime example. 

    My only complaint about eating fish is that it is very expensive since I will only eat wild fish (no farm raised).  These Salmon Meatballs are made with wild salmon that came in a can (don’t run away I promise it’s not gross!) that I purchased from Trader Joe’s. They also are a good item to keep in your pantry when your in a bind since it comes in a can and doesn’t go bad too quickly.

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    I like to pair these with chick pea pasta, on top of farro or stuff in a pita with endless veggies and hummus. I don’t pair with just arugula like in the photos (I got lazy this morning – shhh!). But you can really add these Salmon Meatballs to anything you want!

    You only need 5 ingredients to make them too, can it get any easier?!


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    Easy 5-ingredient Salmon Meatballs

    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 15 mins
    Total Time 20 mins
    Yields 2-3


    • 2 6oz cans of wild salmon
    • 1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs
    • 3 gloves of garlic minced
    • 1/4 cup of chopped onion
    • 1 egg


    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
    2. Line a cookie tray with parchment paper
    3. Mix all ingredients in a bowl then form into small balls (about 1 or 2 tablespoons)
    4. Should make about 10-12 meatballs (about 4 per serving)
    5. Bake in oven for 15 minutes



    xx, Rach

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  • Reply Ashley @ A Lady Goes West January 10, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Yes, Rachel! These sound fantastic, and are quite easy to make. I’ve never thought to make a meatball out of fish. Salmon is definitely my favorite fish and it’s good to know the canned stuff works! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    • Reply Rachel January 10, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      Thank you so much, Ashley! I was so excited when these turned out good. I love love salmon but oof it’s so pricey! Hope you had a great weekend. xx

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  • Reply Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen January 11, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Rach I love this! I agree with you about the wild salmon… my husband thinks I am crazy but I tell him NO FARM RAISED. Then again he likes to catch the fish we eat anyways 😉
    I actually just had some canned salmon the other day. Will totally have to try them meatball style!

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      For years I have been saying wild fish and everyone was like “you’re crazy”! I refuse to eat it unless it’s wild! definitely a challenge when eating out (rarely restaurants have wild fish). These meatballs pair so nicely with eat banza if you like their pasta 🙂 xx

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