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How to cook delicious fish meatballs for children: a recipe from the cook

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
How to cook juicy meatballs deliciously
How to cook juicy meatballs deliciously. Source: depositphotos.com

Fish is an essential product that should be in everyone's diet. Experts recommend eating fish at least 2-3 times a week, especially for children, pregnant women and the elderly. It is better not to fry fish, but to cook it in the oven, on the grill, and cook first courses, add it to salads, make delicious spreads, and make cutlets and meatballs.

How to cook fish deliciously

Cook Valentyna shared a recipe for healthy fish meatballs on Instagram that even children will eat.

Recipe for fish meatballs

Ingredients:

  • White fish fillet – 700 g
  • Onion – 1 medium
  • Cilantro and parsley – medium bunch
  • Lemon zest – medium
  • Garlic – 4 cloves + the same amount for the sauce
  • Sweet paprika, turmeric and cumin (the last two are optional)
  • Breadcrumbs  4-6 tbsp.
  • Salt
  • Tomatoes in its juice – 1 can

Method of preparation:

1. Make minced fish from the fish. In a blender or meat grinder. Add finely chopped cilantro and parsley. Add lemon zest and grated garlic and finely chopped onion. Add sweet or smoked paprika, a little turmeric and cumin, add breadcrumbs and salt, and mix until smooth. The minced meat should be dense. Let it stand for ten minutes.

Minced meatballs

2. Sauce: add salt to the tomatoes to taste and sugar for balance, finely chopped garlic, spices, and a glass of water. Cook for about 10 minutes.

Sauce for the dish

3. Add the formed meatballs to the sauce. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat. Stir and simmer for another 5 minutes and turn off. Sprinkle the remaining herbs on top and serve.

Ready meatballs in sauce

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