Salmon Ball Recipe -
Salmon Ball Recipe
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Salmon Ball

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"Salmon lovers and those who like non-traditional cheese balls will enjoy this nice appetizer. Chopped nuts may be used for rolling instead of parsley."

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Original recipe makes 1 ball Change Servings
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    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix cream cheese, onion, horseradish, salt and lemon juice. Mix in the salmon, distributing it evenly throughout. Form mixture into a ball and roll in the parsley. Wrap in plastic and chill in the refrigerator until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 10, 2003

I make a similar version of this recipe that everyone swoons over: I add a teaspoon or two of "liquid smoke." Adds a great smoky flavor and tastes great!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 14, 2008

I really had to doctor this up to keep it from being bland. I was excited to find fresh horseradish but I couldn't taste it. I put in about 2 tablespoons. I also added some garlic powder, dash of liquid smoke, white pepper and worchestersire sauce. I suggest making ahead, it tasted better the second day.

Oct 30, 2003

This is a LONG time family favorite, except we double the onion and add 1/2 tsp liquid smoke. Spread on Ritz.. everyone loves it!

Jan 18, 2005

Very good. Disappeared fast at the party. It was easy, looked nice and tasted great. The deep pink of the ball contrasted nicely with the fresh parsley. I used red salmon and added white pepper to the ball.

Dec 23, 2008

This is a great recipe, we also add liquid smoke, and we roll ours in real bacon bits......yummy!! A holiday favorite amongst My Grandma, My Momma ,and now myself!! Enjoy

Jun 14, 2004

Everyone liked this. In place of the salt I used about 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt, about 2 tablespoons of green onion, and a little liquid smoke as suggested.

Mar 22, 2011

The BIGGEST hit at a Thanksgiving pot-luck at work, then Thanksgiving dinner, then Post-Thanksgiving dinner, then another party later on (you get the idea!). I noticed a lot of people mentioned smoked salmon. For someone who doesn't have the money for a handled smoker, and canned smoked salmon isn't available in the regular grocery stores and is way too expensive in the fancier, Bumblebee's Atlantic Salmon is a pretty flavorful alternative. The leftover (if there is any) hold up very well in the fridge overnight for a second helping the next day.

Dec 10, 2008

I can remember my grandmother and mother always making a salmon ball (served with wheat thins) at any party we had. I always make this with a vidalia onion for a little sweetness, to go with the salty-ness of the salmon. Also, I roll it in a mixture of fresh chopped parsley and chopped pecans. They give it great color and texture!


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  • Calories
  • 97 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 7.7 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 182 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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