Everyone likes meatballs, they are a guaranteed success whether they are made: vegetables, meat or fish.
Today’s recipe is quick and super tasty and is prepared with frozen fish: a perfect dinner saver when you have little time.
The fish balls are tasty, crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside. With this recipe you will be able to get even children or those who don’t like fish to eat fish.
These meatballs full of flavor are prepared in a short time and are very easy: just defrost the fish, put it in the mixer with aromatic herbs and breadcrumbs, blend everything, form the meatballs and cook in a pan.
You can prepare them either with cod or with frozen plaice or sole or with fresh fish.
Today I cooked these fish balls fried in a pan but if you prefer healthier cooking you can also cook them in the oven or with tomato sauce always following the same recipe.
For my meatballs I chose frozen cod fillets, already cleaned and without bones. All you need is defrost it, dry well with absorbent paper, add a few tablespoons of breadcrumbs, parsley, garlic and a little grated cheese.
Prepare these delicious fish croquettes and serve as a tasty appetizer with mayonnaise or yogurt sauce or as a second course accompanied by vegetables or basmati rice.
Despite the presence of fish, they are delicate and light however you decide to cook them, and you won’t be able to stop eating!
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- DifficultyVery easy
- Preparation time15 Minutes
- Cooking time10 Minutes
for fish meatballs
- Power 2.504,92 (Kcal)
- Carbohydrates 27,64 (g) of which sugars 2,39 (g)
- Proteins 24,22 (g)
- Fat 258,96 (g) of which saturated 38,78 (g)of which unsaturated 211,67 (g)
- Fibers 1,91 (g)
- Sodium 750,91 (mg)
Indicative values for a portion of 100 g processed in an automated way starting from the nutritional information available on the CREA* and FoodData Central** databases. It is not food and / or nutritional advice.
* CREATES Food and Nutrition Research Center: https://www.crea.gov.it/alimenti-e-nutrizione https://www.alimentinutrizione.it ** U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov
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To prepare fish balls you can also use fresh fish fillets.
If you use frozen fish you can choose: cod, hake, plaice or sole.
To soften the dough, you can add a mashed boiled potato or 2 tablespoons of ricotta.
You can flavor meatballs with parsley and garlic or replace with grated lemon zest for a touch of freshness.
Fish balls can be kept in the fridge for a maximum of 2 days closed in an airtight container. If you use frozen fish, you can freeze meatballs only after they have been cooked.