Recipe for kids: Salmon balls in dashi broth


Why feed your toddler store-bought fishballs when you can make these healthy salmon balls? This recipe, which makes one tart, is contributed by Bella Koh of @catslavery fame on Instagram. The influencer mum is well-known for her #slowlife philosophy and her #eatclean recipes.

(Also read: How Instagram star Bella Koh gets her daughter to love veggies)

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Salmon balls in dashi broth

250g cold water salmon
½ tsp pink Himalayan salt
250ml dashi stock
1 slice old ginger
1 tsp sake
1 tsp organic mirin
2 to 3 stalks organic kale
1 stalk spring onion, diced

For yuzu kosho dipping sauce
1 tbsp yuzu juice
1 tbsp dashi sauce

1. Drain excess water from salmon and blend in food processor with salt. Set the processor on pulse mode for about 30 seconds. Do not overblend – it shouldn’t be finely minced.

2. Heat dashi stock in a pot and add ginger, sake and mirin.

3. Shape the minced salmon into balls, or 5cm to 6cm in diameter, and boil them in stock for 7 to 10 minutes. Season stock with salt.

4. Poach kale for 1 to 2 minutes. Cut into bite-sized chunks appropriate for your child.

5. Serve stock, salmon balls and kale alongside a dipping sauce of yuzu kosho. Garnish with spring onions.

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Stir-fried purple potatoes with Japanese bittergourd
No-bake cacao and almond butter tart recipe
Bumblebee doughnuts
Matcha popsicles
Chick pull-apart bao
Bear pizza
Marbled Easter eggs
Apricot, date and coconut bliss balls

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(Photo: Bella Koh)

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