This recipe is a huge success at home, specially during summer time, when we all spend time outside and don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen to make a delicious and nutritious meal.


My kids are not that good at eating fish, apart for mackerel in tomato sauce and cod roe they don’t eat fish… and with me it’s the opposite, I ate all kind of baked and cooked fish but keep away from cod roe! However, this recipe is my saviour, as it is another nice way for them to eat fish (tuna and salmon balls are their favourites).

The last time I made tuna balls, the boys (father and son) almost entered a duel to see who would eat more tuna balls! So next time I’ll make double. 😉

I haven’t added vegetables in my recipe, but if your kids are not that good at eating veggies, you can chop carrots, squash, cauliflower and blend with the rest of the ingredients. Or you can even use oat instead of flour.


Tuna Balls

Servings: 10 unidades

Time to prepare: 45mins

Difficulty: easy

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2 cans tuna fish

1 chopped onion

1 egg

2 table spoon flour (alternatively oat)

50ml milk

2 tea spoons rosemary (fresh or dehydrated)

1 table spoon sesame seeds

Salt and pepper as needed.

Modo de Preparo:

Remove the water/oil from the tuna. Mix in a bowl the tuna fish with all other ingredients. Let it rest for 30 minutes in the fridge.

Form the balls with a spoon and fry them with a little bit of oil/butter, in medium temperature for 5 minutes on each side, or until golden.


Bon apetit!