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Keto Salmon Meatballs with Caper Dill Tarter Sauce

Salmon Meatballs with Caper Dill Tarter Sauce {Grain & Gluten-Free, Paleo and 21DSD friendly} - Health Starts in the Kitchen

These Keto Salmon Meatballs with Caper Dill Tarter Sauce are a fun (and delicious) way to get more healthy salmon into your family’s meals!  Loaded with healthy fats, keto/low carb friendly and made without any gluten or grains!

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And while I was using my best personal restraint to not eat them all right away since I needed to take photos for this post, I also found out that not only are the wonderful enjoyed hot, they are equally delicious as at room temp or chilled. So, if you can resist eating the whole batch, save a few for lunch they would even be good served on a salad!

Salmon Meatballs with Caper Dill Tarter Sauce {Grain & Gluten-Free, Paleo and 21DSD friendly} - Health Starts in the Kitchen

To make these meatballs you’ll need fresh wild caught salmon. Notice the WILD CAUGHT part, it’s the most important part about this being a deliciously healthy dish. In fact whenever buying any seafood, always choose wild caught and pass if the only option is farm raised.

Salmon Meatballs with Caper Dill Tarter Sauce {Grain & Gluten-Free, Paleo and 21DSD friendly} - Health Starts in the Kitchen

Why Choose Wild-Caught versus Farmed Seafood?

  • Salmon, shrimp, cod, sea bass, and various other types of fish are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, rich in various types of nutrients, and high in protein. But, depending on where your fish comes from, you might be getting a side of antibiotics or GMOs that you’re unaware of.
  • Farm-raised fish are commercially raised in tanks, enclosures, and controlled pens in lakes, ponds, rivers, and oceans. Due to their compact living situations and GMO feed, they tend to have more diseases, toxins, artificial dyes, and antibiotics than compared to their wild-caught counterparts.
  • Wild-caught fish tend to be higher in omega-3 fatty acids and protein and contain very low levels of disease. They are free from antibiotics, pesticides, and artificial dyes, and they are obviously free to roam about the ocean and find their own food. While mercury can be an issue with wild-caught fish, it can be just as much of an issue with fish that are farm raised in the ocean.
  • While fish farming’s main purpose was to meet the increased demand for fish, keep the costs low, and decrease the levels of mercury, the added antibiotics, pesticides, herbicides, GMO feed, and artificial dyes—not to mention the harmful effects on the environment—outweigh all the good.

Salmon Meatballs with Caper Dill Tarter Sauce {Grain & Gluten-Free, Paleo and 21DSD friendly} - Health Starts in the Kitchen

No everyone will be able to find ground wild caught salmon and that’s ok! Just take your salmon fillet, remove the skin and finely chop up your salmon. You can use a knife or pulse chunks of salmon in your food processor, just don’t make it a complete puree, be sure there is some texture remaining.

Salmon Meatballs with Caper Dill Tarter Sauce {Grain & Gluten-Free, Paleo and 21DSD friendly} - Health Starts in the Kitchen

Love Salmon? Here’s a few other recipe you may enjoy!

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These Salmon Meatballs with Caper Dill Tarter Sauce are a fun (and delicious) way to get more healthy salmon into your family's meals!  Loaded with healthy fats, keto/low carb friendly and made without any gluten or grains! 

Keto Salmon Meatballs with Caper Dill Tarter Sauce

These Salmon Meatballs with Caper Dill Tarter Sauce are a fun (and delicious) way to get more healthy salmon into your family's meals!  Loaded with healthy fats, keto/low carb friendly and made without any gluten or grains! 
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 meatballs

Ingredients

Caper Dill Tarter Sauce

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine ingredients for the Caper Dill Tarter Sauce and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use. The tarter sauce will keep up to a week in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line a small sided baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Combine all the meat ball ingredients together in a large bowl. Mixing well to make sure all the ingredients are throughly incorporated. You want the meatballs to hold together but not be stiff.
  • Roll roughly 2 tablespoons of the mixture into 16 balls, arrange on your parchment lined baking pan. (it's ok if they touch)
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through as desired.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with Caper Dill Tarter Sauce.
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7 Comments

    1. Generally freeze dried chives are very close in measurement to fresh. But the dill I’d suggest 1/2 a teaspoon

  1. The Worcestershire Sauce contains wheat so us not gluten or grain free. Very dangerous for celiac or gluten intolerant.

    1. Mary – many foods contain gluten, and it’s imperative that those avoiding gluten ALWAYS read labels thoroughly. The brand of Worcestershire sauce that I use and recommend is gluten free.

  2. Hi Hayley,

    Interesting recipe and great pictures! Have you tried the recipe with canned salmon or only the fresh? Cheers!

    Patrick

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