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Salmon Meatballs with Herb Sauce

Fresh and light salmon meatballs with a creamy herb sauce are quick and easy to make. Pair with your favorite vegetable and carb for a healthy, elegant dinner.
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 (makes about 24 meatballs)
Author Tara Leung

Ingredients

Salmon Meatballs

  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed roughly chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless salmon fillet, cut into rough chunks
  • 1 egg
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • lemon wedges for serving

Herb Sauce

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed roughly chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Salmon Meatballs

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Mix bread crumbs and milk together in a small bowl.
  3. In a food processor, process parsley and cilantro until finely chopped. Dump herbs out into a large mixing bowl. Then add half of salmon chunks to the food processor. Grind until the fish reaches a texture like chopped meat. Dump into the mixing bowl with the herbs. Repeat with remaining salmon. Add the breadcrumbs with milk, egg, lemon zest, and salt and pepper to the bowl. Mix everything together.
  4. Place a small bowl of cold water on the counter. Use your hands to form meatballs that are 1 ½ to 2 inches in diameter. Dip your hands in the water between each meatball to keep fish from sticking. Place meatballs on baking sheet. Bake for 17 minutes. (You can cut open the biggest meatball to check it’s cooked through.)
  5. Serve meatballs hot with herb sauce cold and lemon wedges.

Herb Sauce

  1. While the meatballs are baking, make the sauce. (You’ll need to wash out your food processor first unless you have more than one bowl for it.) Add all sauce ingredients to food processor and process until herbs are very finely chopped and all ingredients are mixed. Season to taste.