Salmon Ball Recipe: Baked Salmon Balls with Orange-Pineapple Glaze

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These homemade salmon ball recipe are so delicious that you won’t ever want to buy them. I suppose that you could also call them salmon croquettes.

But I’m fearful that the salmon croquette society would come and lock me up as these are actually not fried salmon patties but salmon balls. But, if you are looking for canned salmon recipes, these constitute as such and will put a smile on your face and joy in your belly.

I bought some from a organic market once and regretted it, so I went back to making my own. I’ve gone back and tweaked this recipe to make it gluten free using almond flour crackers. Oh my gosh, they are so delicious. Not only are these salmon balls delicious but, they are kid friendly too! I can always tell when I’ve hit a home run when my daughter asks for seconds and actually tells me, “You know…these are kids friendly”.

Not only are is this salmon ball recipe kid friendly but, they’re low carb and grain free too.
It’s the perfect finger food a party, for a simple dinner or your next holiday soiree.

Simple ingredients make the best meals so this recipe for baked salmon balls are not complicated at all. It’s a great recipe for seafood lovers and because of the meat texture, for meat eating friends.

Salmon Ball Recipe

I use wild canned salmon which is great healthy pantry staple. Do you remember when I was talking about functional cooking? This recipe is definitely a functional cooking recipe due to swapping out farm raised salmon for the wild variety.

I don’t want to hear about how some retailer has farmed raised salmon that tastes just as good as wild because when you’re eating for health, taste is not the only thing to be mindful of.

Wild salmon has a healthier ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats. Omega-3 fats are anti-inflammatory while omega-6 fats are pro-inflammatory. Also, there are a higher concentration of contaminants in farmed raised salmon. So keep some canned wild salmon around for easy and healthy recipes like these, you won’t regret it.

The salmon balls are paired with a orange pineapple sauce that is a perfect compliment to this tasty dish. Of course, you can eat these salmon balls with anything you’d like.

But you can keep things low carb by adding some delicious cauliflower rice. If you’re looking for more seafood recipes try this coconut curry shrimp recipe.

Yield: 4 (12 balls)

Baked Salmon Balls with Orange-Pineapple Glaze

Baked Salmon Balls with Orange-Pineapple Glaze

These salmon balls make the perfect bite-sized snacks.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 clove chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Drain salmon and flake well.
  3. Add lemon juice, red pepper, cracked black pepper, mayonnaise, old bay seasoning, and half of ground crackers to salmon
  4. Mix well
  5. Using a tablespoon, scoop salmon mixture out into palm and roll gently into balls
  6. Then roll salmon balls into remaining cracker crumbs
  7. Place on liberally sprayed cookie sheet (using coconut oil)
  8. Lightly spray tops of salmon with coconut oil spray
  9. Cook for 25 minutes turning half way through
  10. Remove from oven


  1. Place all ingredients into small pot on medium heat
  2. Stir gently and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until liquid begins to thicken slightly and reduces by half
  3. Strain the liquid.
  4. Drizzle over salmon balls or serve alongside remaining sauce for dipping

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 345Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 4mgSodium 127mgCarbohydrates 57gFiber 2gSugar 28gProtein 4g

Original 01/30/2014 Updated 12/15/2021

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