Foodie Friday: Salmon Meatballs & Carrot Fried Rice

salmon meatball dish


During the week, on my LissaLean Facebook page, I posted a picture of a recipe that unexpectedly I fell in love with.  Completely regretted not making a double batch of it.  Therefore, I felt it absolutely worthy of sharing with you:


This dish packs a lot of nutritional punch and is not considered high calorie.  If you enjoy foods with an Asian flair, this is for you.  Also, I am not big on measuring things when I cook, but I’m going to break this down to approximate amounts so you can easily whip it up in your own kitchen.  The recipe is an adaption from Ali’ Maffucci’s recipe book, Inspiralized.

Salmon Meatballs

  • 10 oz of salmon, remove skin and cut into chunks (will be put into food processor)
  • 1/2 cup of broccoli florets
  • 2 tbsp minced shallots
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • Pinch of salt, pepper or Adobo
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Put all above ingredients in food processor and pulse until all ingredients are ground as seen below (I processed broccoli first, which works well — then add everything else):salmon mix
  3. Form 9-12 balls and place on cookie sheet with non-stick foil.
  4. Bake for 11-13 minutes
  5. Glaze with homemade and/or store bought teriyaki sauce of choice; bake 5 more minutes


Carrot Fried Rice

carrot fried rice

  • 2 large carrots spiralized OR sliced into strips
  • 1 cup diced pineapple (fresh preferred)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 4-6 chopped scallions, both green stems and white bulbs
  • 2-3 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  1.  Place carrot noodles or slices into food processor; pulse until have a rice like size and consistency
  2. Heat coconut oil in large pan on medium heat
  3. Add carrots, garlic, ginger and scallions; saute for 3 minutes
  4. Add pineapple and teriyaki sauce to pan; continue to saute until cooked to preferred level

Combine the salmon meatballs and carrot fried rice together (3-4 balls per serving) and ENJOY! I promise you will love it!

For those of you on the East Coast — this can be part of your Snow Party cooking (if you are into that kind of thing).  Cheers to all!  Enjoy your weekend!




Maffucci, Ali.  Inspiralized.  Clarkson Potter/Publishers.  2015.


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