If you love fish, you will love this dish. It is fast and easy to make and it is great for those cozy spring evenings, when you need a fresh dish to feel that the warmer weather is coming.
You can actually use any kind of fish that you like, we just feel that the taste of the salmon matches really well with the mint and walnuts.
Here are the ingredients for 4 people:
500g salmon filet without skin
50g walnuts, finely chopped
2 small or 1 medium onion, finely chopped
A large handful of fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
3 tablespoons flour
Salt and pepper
Chop walnuts, mint leaves (only use the leaves) and onions in a chopper, or cut it finely on a chopping board. We find the chopper does the job quicker and more uniform, but we’ll leave that up to you to decide.
Now cut the salmon filets into small cubes and then chop them all a bit more till you have fairly tiny pieces, some would even call it mushed with lumps.
In a bowl add the salmon with the chopped walnuts, mint leaves and onion. Add in the egg, flour and ground pepper. Mix it using your hands and create a firm minced dough. Let it rest in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
Heat up a pan with oil on medium heat. Create small balls of the minced salmon dough using a spoon and your palm. Place each ball on the pan and press it a little bit flat. Cook each salmon ball for 2-4 minutes on each side till it turns golden brown. Season with salt while frying. Make several batches since it won’t all fit in the pan at once.
Serve the salmon mint balls with wedges of lime to squeeze on top.