Old Fashioned Salmon Ball

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Last updated on August 31st, 2022

Sometimes it’s the simplest and most classic recipes that are the best. When I was growing up, my cousin Jo-Anne used to bring her Salmon Ball to all the family gatherings. I always looked forward to it and ate more of it than was probably polite but I was young at the time so none of the adults seemed to mind. Sometimes there is no need to change an old recipe. Why mess with a good thing? I only made one small change from Jo-Anne’s original recipe.

Old Fashioned Salmon Ball

How to Make Salmon Balls

Drain a can of salmon and remove the bones. Mash with a fork. Mix in one package of cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of finely chopped onion (I used purple onion because it’s what I had but white or yellow would work just as well), 1 teaspoon each of Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice, and 1 Tablespoon dill. Blend together and form into a ball (doing this on wax paper is easiest). Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until fairly firm.


Old Fashioned Salmon Ball

The original recipe calls for the salmon cheese ball to be rolled in chopped walnuts but I rolled it in a mixture of spices. I used paprika, dill, pepper, and parsley. Serve with crackers.

This recipe is gluten-free if you use gluten-free Worcestershire sauce and serve with gluten-free crackers.

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Old Fashioned Salmon Ball
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Old Fashioned Salmon Ball

Why mess with a good thing?!
Author: The Endless Appetite


  • 7.5  oz.  can pink salmon drained and bones removed
  • block of cream cheese softened
  • Tbsp.  finely diced onion
  • tsp.  lemon juice
  • tsp.  Worcestershire sauce
  • Tablespoon  dill
  • parsley dill, paprika, pepper for garnish and for rolling the ball in


  • Mash drained salmon.
  • Mix in cream cheese, onion, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and dill.
  • Roll into ball.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and put in fridge until fairly firm.
  • Roll in spice mixture.
  • Serve with crackers.

What type of salmon to use?

The best salmon for cooking is wild sockeye salmon. This fish has a mild flavor and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. If you want to cook salmon at home, you should use fresh salmon fillets instead of canned salmon.

How to make a smoked salmon cream cheese ball?

To make smoked salmon cream cheese balls, you need to mix together cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, chives, dill pickles, and smoked salmon. Then, roll the mixture into balls using your hands. Serve them with crackers & hot sauce.

In conclusion, there are many delicious recipes, cooking tips or classic dishes for salmon balls. Smoked salmon balls are an inexpensive and nutrient-dense food that can be easily incorporated into any diet. This smoked salmon ball recipe is also easy to prepare. You don’t have to be a professional chef to enjoy these delicious treats. Our favorite recipes are popular recipes and cooking crews and around the web!

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