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Chilean Homemade Salmon Meatballs Recipe
Chilean Homemade Salmon Meatballs Recipe

Chilean salmon meatballs offer a different and enjoyable twist to consuming this fish, which is almost a symbol of Chilean cuisine.

How to make Chilean Salmon Meatballs?

Making salmon meatballs is a simple and practical way to prepare fresh salmon, resulting in an incredibly flavorful appetizer.

Nutritional Information

Category: Appetizers
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 300
Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Recipe for Chilean Salmon Meatballs


1. Meatballs

  • 400 g fresh Chilean salmon
  • 100 g shrimp
  • 100 g panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 finely chopped spring onion
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Zest of 1 lemon

2. Sauce

  • 100 ml rice vinegar
  • 100 ml water
  • 70 g brown sugar
  • 70 g white sugar
  • 2 green chilies
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes


  1. Chop the salmon and process in a blender or food processor until it forms a paste. Add the chopped shrimp, egg yolk, lemon zest, spring onion, and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix until well combined.
  2. Reserve the mixture in a large bowl, gradually add the panko breadcrumbs and knead until you get a uniform mixture. Form meatballs with your hands, about 3 to 4 centimeters in diameter, and roll them again in panko breadcrumbs.
  3. In a large pot, add enough oil and heat to about 160°C (320°F). Carefully add the meatballs and fry until golden brown, avoiding overcooking. Reserve the warm meatballs on paper towels on a tray.
  4. In a medium saucepan, add water and heat over medium heat. Add the sugar, vinegar, and salt, stirring until dissolved. Add the crushed garlic and chilies, cook over low heat until it reaches a boil, and simmer for about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it rest; the sauce will thicken as it cools.
  5. Serve the salmon meatballs immediately, accompanied by the sweet and sour sauce for dipping.

Benefits of consuming salmon

Salmon is a fish with low saturated fat and a high Omega-3 content, which helps lower cholesterol and keep the heart healthy.

The anti-inflammatory properties of salmon help combat accelerated skin aging caused by other foods high in sugar or carbohydrates.

Did you know?

Meatballs are a cosmopolitan preparation used in multiple cuisines around the world, always as a small ball of ground or minced meat mixed with locally sourced ingredients and can be baked, fried, or stewed.


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