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This simple dinner of Asian Salmon Meatballs over Cauliflower Fried Rice has got my wheels spinning.

My fantasy of owning a Food Truck featuring meatballs is always in the back of my mind, whirling and twirling with endless possibilities.

Asian Salmon Meatballs

Asian Salmon Meatballs would definitely be a food truck hit!

There’s just the right balance of fresh cilantro and ginger paired perfectly with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce.

And there’s a little kick from our new favorite Chili Crisp Oil.

Every bite is so full of flavor that they’ll become a fan favorite.

If you love perfectly seasoned salmon then you’ll love these meatballs. They’re bursting with aromatic flavor that keeps you coming back for more!

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xo Libby

Asian Salmon Meatballs with a sesame soy ginger sauce.

Asian Salmon Meatballs

Libby with Lemony Thyme
Asian Salmon Meatballs with just the right balance of fresh cilantro and ginger served with a sesame soy honey ginger dipping sauce that has a nice little kick.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4


For meatballs…

  • 2/3 lb. Salmon filet skin removed
  • 3 scallions thin sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves rough chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. sriracha or chili crisp oil recipe link in post
  • 1 tsp. red curry paste
  • 3 Tbl. panko breadcrumbs (Gluten Free for GF Version)

For sauce…

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon sriracha or chili crisp oil
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger grated
  • 1/2 tsp. sesame seeds


For the meatballs…

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Rough chop salmon in food processor. Combine all remaining meatball ingredients, then add salmon and mix until just combined. Make into 12 – 15 meatballs and arrange on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.

For the sauce…

  • In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a gentle boil. Spoon sauce over meatballs to serve.