Subscribe to Onlymyhealth Newsletter

Trying to Gain Weight? Eat High Protein Salmon Meatballs

Exercise & Fitness
By Onlymyhealth Staff Writer , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Apr 02, 2018
Trying to Gain Weight? Eat High Protein Salmon Meatballs

Have you ever tried salmon meatballs? They are substantial enough to fill you up but are a bit lighter than beef meatballs.

Quick Bites
  • Salmon meatballs are fun
  • Canned salmon is the best version of this fish to use here
  • You can eat them with rice or pasta

Have you ever tried salmon meatballs? You should if you haven’t because salmon meatballs are sure fun. Canned salmon is the best version of this fish to use here. They are substantial enough to fill you up but are a bit lighter than beef meatballs.

Ingredients you will Need

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup white rice
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 (14-ounce) can salmon, drained

How to Prepare it

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until tender, about 5-6 minutes. Add the rice and stir for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low, cover pan, and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the rice is just tender. Remove from the heat and cool for 15 minutes.
Place the rice mixture in a large bowl. Add the egg, thyme, salt, pepper, and the lemon juice and mix well.
Stir in the salmon until combined. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours so the mixture firms up.
Form the mixture into 1-1/2" meatballs. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the meatballs and sauté, turning carefully only once, until they are well browned about 5 to 6 minutes. Serve immediately, or add a sweet and sour or an Alfredo sauce to the meatballs to serve over pasta or rice.

Image Source: Getty

Read more articles on Weight Gain.

For more related articles, Download OnlymyHealth App.

Written by
Onlymyhealth Staff Writer
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamApr 02, 2018

All possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; however Onlymyhealth.com does not take any liability for the same. Using any information provided by the website is solely at the viewers’ discretion. In case of any medical exigencies/ persistent health issues, we advise you to seek a qualified medical practitioner before putting to use any advice/tips given by our team or any third party in form of answers/comments on the above mentioned website.

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK