Lean snack: Salmon meatballs

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Orthodox Christians began the Christmas fast, which will last 40 days - from November 28 to January 6. This fast allows the use of wine, cooking oil and fish, so it can be said that it is not as strict as the one before Easter.

If you are fasting, we bring you an interesting recipe for salmon meatballs, which are an excellent source of protein and good fats.

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Ingredients needed:

  • 450-500 g fresh salmon (boneless)
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • teaspoon of mustard (about 10 g)
  • 3-4 tablespoons of bread crumbs or ground almonds (about 30 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper
  • oil


Cut the salmon into large cubes and place in a blender. Then, add a finely chopped garlic clove and a coarsely chopped onion. Finally, add the mustard, salt, pepper and bread crumbs, i.e. ground almonds (optional).

Mix well until you get a uniform mixture. Then, form meatballs from the mixture and place them on a tray lined with baking paper.

Leave them in the fridge for about half an hour to firm up a bit, but if you're in a hurry, you can skip this step.

Fry them in a heated dry pan at a medium-high temperature for about 4-5 minutes per side. Salmon is an oily fish, so it will release its fat when frying. But if you think it is necessary - add a few drops of cooking oil before frying.

Serve the meatballs with a fresh salad, and you can also make delicious sandwiches with them. The choice is yours.

Good appetite!

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