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Asian Salmon Meatballs over cauliflower fried rice 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 4 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.