You are in for a kid approved, bite size snack or dinner! These Keto Lemon Salmon Balls are a fun way to get creative for dinner or simply pop a few for a snack!
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Keto Lemon Salmon Balls
We've been on a lemon kick these last few weeks. Ever since I got my lemon extract.
Ok, back to salmon balls! I love salmon patties and I wanted to create something that was bite-size rather than pattie size. And, of course, I wanted it to taste phenomenal.
As you know, hubby and I are the keto cooking duo. Except with baking. I do all the baking creations.
Dinners though? That's a team effort. I come up with the flavors, he picks the ingredients, and we create.
So for this dish, I wanted salmon, lemon and risotto.
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Lemon Salmon Balls were born!
Lemon! The lemon flavor in this dish comes from the lemon pepper seasoning.
Like I said before, these past few weeks have been all about lemon and tonight was no different.
Maybe it stems back from childhood when my mom would make fish and squeeze fresh lemon on it. Maybe!
I recommend a deeper, more narrow sauce pan rather than a wide one. The more narrow, the less coconut oil you have to use.
The flip side is that the more narrow, the less you can do at one time. Your call!
We chose narrow and less coconut oil.
I also recommend a soft pair of tongs with a silicone tip. The reason is that they are less abrasive on the salmon balls!
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- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl (except coconut oil and cream sauce of course). Make sure it is will combined.
- Roll mixture into 1 inch balls. It makes about 24. You can make them as large or small as you like.
- Heat coconut oil in a taller, slimmer pot until it is between 285-325 degree. You don't need to be overly specific about this, but you don't want it smokign or burning and you don't want it too cool.
- Using tongs, one by one place a few balls into the hot coconut oil. Hold the ball in the tongs for about 20 seconds before letting it go. This will prevent it from sticking to the bottom. You want it to get a little "fried" before dropping it in. Do as many batches or rotations as you need to.
- Let each ball simmer for about 5 minutes or until golden. We made about 5-6 per rotation.
- Serve warm or cold. Both taste amazing.
- Top with lemon cream sauce (optional) or serve over lemon risotto (optional).
Serving Size:1 ball
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48.98Total Fat: 2.38gSaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 95.62mgCarbohydrates: 0.7gFiber: 0.35gSugar: 0.11gProtein: 6.38g