Great Balls of Salmon

Here fishy, fishy, fishy…Big time fish cooking going on around here lately.  Love the Omegas!

1 1/2 cups cooked salmon (poached, baked, etc.)
I cup cooked brown rice
1 egg
1 tbs sesame oil
1 tbs ground ginger

1/4 cup white sesame seeds
1/4 cup black sesame seeds

I’m not going to explain here how to cook salmon or cook brown rice because it’s pretty basic. Although I haven’t tested it – but I will – I suspect that a large can of salmon would work as well as a cooked filet. I just don’t like the smell of canned salmon, personally. I buy the frozen wild salmon for The Boys – the filets run about $6.00 each although they go on sale for $4 or $5 fairly often. For our upcoming “Dog Dinners on a Dime” episode, we feature a recipe for a Super Salmon Supper and Laura shopped the flyers and bought these frozen wild filets that portion into 4 for for $4 each! Very affordable.

I had my food processor out already, so in the interest of time and ease, I used it. However, all of the ingredients in this recipe are “soft” and it would not be difficult to simply combine all ingredients (except for sesame seeds) in a bowl and mix well. I dumped all of the ingredients into the processor and hit low for about 2 minutes. Spoon the mixture into a bowl. Have at the ready your sesame seeds for rolling.

Using a large spoon, begin to form balls of salmon. Simply roll each ball in sesame seeds – Yields appx. five white and five black balls.

Bake in the oven at 350 for 15 minutes. These are delicious – not just dog food people, but a very healthy bite for peeps too!


For an amazing fish dinner – check out the Georgian Bay Whitefish on a bed of roasted mash and charred green beans from Fido & Wine’s “At the Beach”. GB Whitefish can easily be switched out with Pickerel, Bass, Perch.

I’m neither a vet nor an animal nutritionist.  This recipe is not meant to replace a proper and balanced diet for your dog.  You should to speak to your own vet before trying new recipes or feeding any home cooked foods to your dog.