Salmon Meatballs (Low Carb & Gluten Free)
We all had a blast, but it was HOT! The actual temperature wasn’t too bad for this time of year – 88 degrees, but the “real feel” temperature was 108. It was gross.
The kids had a great time overall, but while I was super excited for Hungry Jr’s first trip to the zoo, he was surprisingly not that impressed with the animals.
He fed the giraffes, which I thought was awesome, but when I asked him what he thought of it he said it was “Boring. And gross.” He was more interested in hanging out with his friends, and running around than actually looking at the animals. Though he did think the penguins were cool (no pun intended).
I’m pretty sure that I enjoyed the animals more than he did! I’m not usually a fan of zoos because of the captivity thing, but I have to say that the Riverbanks zoo in Columbia is pretty impressive. They also have some gorgeous botanical gardens. So if you live in the SC area and haven’t been yet, you should definitely check it out. (this is not a sponsored post or anything – we just liked it a lot.)
Here’s a couple of my favorite photos from the day – I have tons more but haven’t had time to edit them yet.
I don’t know why, but most of my favorites were of birds.
It was nice to get out of the house and photograph something besides food for a change, but now I’m ready to get back to work!
The first thing on my agenda is to finally get these meatballs posted! This low carb salmon meatball recipe is based on my favorite salmon burger recipe from back in the day.
It’s got all of the bases covered. Smoky, delicious meatball? Check. Creamy, tangy sauce? Check. Punch of acid to wake up your palate? Check. It’s awesome.
I use a combination of fresh and smoked salmon in this recipe, which gives it a more complex flavor. The smoked salmon I use is the hot smoked, not the soft lox style. The lox style makes it taste too fishy in my opinion, and I don’t like the texture. But if you can’t get the hot smoked, or just don’t want to go to the trouble, you can use just the fresh salmon with great results too.
These are fantastic as an appetizer, but are also satisfying as a main dish entree – especially paired with arugula and bacon as a salad. One of my favorite lunches!
If you don’t want to go the meatball route, you can also form these into patties.
So I couldn’t help but notice that you haven’t downloaded your copy of the IBIH Summer Recipes e-zine yet.
I’m trying not to take it personally. In case it was just an oversight, don’t worry, it’s not too late to join the hundreds of people who are already enjoying these awesome recipes.
Go ahead. I’ll wait here… ;)