Baked Salmon Balls with Orange-Pineapple Glaze

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These homemade salmon balls are so delicious that you won’t ever want to buy them. Actually, 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 kids 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 these baked salmon balls 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.

I use wild canned salmon which is great healthy pantry staple. Also keep some canned 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. If you’re looking for more seafood recipes try this coconut curry shrimp recipe.


Baked Salmon Balls with Orange-Pineapple Glaze

These salmon balls make the perfect bite-sized snacks.

  • Author: Lisa
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 (10 balls) 1x
  • Category: Appetizer



  • 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, pepper, mayonnaise, old bay seasoning, fish sauce 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 lightly oiled (using olive oil) cookie sheet
  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

Keywords: salmon balls, seafood balls, gluten free salmon balls

Original 01/30/2014 Updated 12/18

  • Comments ( 14 )

  • avatar

    These look so yummy. I love samon patties, but have never made them into balls. I will have to try your recipe.
    Thanks for sharing,

    • avatar

      So happy to hear that you will give these a try. It’s a different spin on an old favorite.

  • avatar
    Shannon Hawk

    These look great and I bet my children would love them too! I can’t wait to try them! Pinned 🙂

  • avatar
    Perfection Pending

    Those look SO good. I’ve made salmon cakes before, but the glaze sounds yummy! Stopping by from SITS. I pinned too. 🙂

  • avatar

    Stopping by from the SITS facebook page. 🙂
    We love salmon balls at our house. I always make extras and send them to school with the kids. I think they taste just as good cold as they do warm. I’ve never used any kind of glaze on mine, so I’m excited to try out this recipe!

    • avatar

      You know I’ve never tried them cold. I am going to pack them for school lunch next too.What an awesome idea. 🙂

  • avatar

    This sounds marvelous! Must try. Pinning now! 🙂

    • avatar

      I hope you like them Karin!

  • avatar

    These look really good! Will try them next week! Thanks for sharing

  • avatar
    Dee Dee (@MissFoodieFab)

    I never thought about salmon croquettes with orange or a pineapple glaze, but this sounds delicious.

  • avatar
    K. Stiletto

    Nice twist on the salmon croquette patties I grew up with!

    • avatar

      Neither me…I guess that’s why I tried it. It really was inspired by what I had in my fridge. Enjoy!

  • avatar
    Sue Anna

    Substitution for oyster sauce,please. Thanks

    • avatar

      Hi Sue Anna. Try using hosein or fish sauce instead. Fish sauce is not as thick but you should be fine with that substitution.

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