Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Salmon Ball

This salmon ball is creamy with a bit of crunch, and gluten-free.
Continuing on the holiday brunch theme from a couple weeks ago, I wanted another protein dish that could be served in a sandwich or just on crackers. I didn't want to make another salmon salad - too boring. That's when I remembered Shannon, an old friend from the university residence I lived in.

Shannon's favourite thing to bring to a party was a tuna ball. It was basically a can of tuna mixed with a block of cream cheese. It was very rich, but very tasty. I wanted to use that concept as a base for what I wanted to make.

I had a can of boneless, skinless salmon (about the size of a can of tuna), but I wanted to do a little more. Cutting out some of the cream cheese and adding some sweet onion, celery and mustard for flavor seemed like the way to go. For added presentation, I rolled the final product in slivered almonds to give it some crunch. It was a hit - something I'll definitely make again.

Salmon Ball
  • 1 can boneless, skinless salmon (drained)
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup minced sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup minced celery
  • 1 tsp sweet hot mustard
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  1. Mash the salmon with a fork.
  2. Fold in the cream cheese, onion, celery and mustard using a spatula.
  3. Spread almonds on a cutting board. Roll the salmon mixture into a ball and then roll it on top of the almonds.
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap and let set in fridge until ready to serve.
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  1. Ooh, interesting...when I saw the post title, I was imagining it to be a pink ball, so was surprised to see it looking quite un-salmon-like.

    Love the idea of rolling in almonds though, have not find of combining that with salmon before. I always have tinned salmon in my cupboard so will be sure to give this a try one day.

    Hungry Jenny x

  2. Great salmon recipe for making/sneaking or sharing, if I must :) One thing I would do is toast the slivered almonds...that is how 'sneaky me' loves 'em. Found your post at Cast Party Wednesday...just so you know.

  3. Thank You for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I would love to see more of your recipes tomorrow!
    I hope to see you there!


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