Today I propose a fish balls recipe using a light white fish. The core is mixed with the fish while riding in zucchini in strips.
For 4 people
- 2 zucchinis
- 1 carrot
- 1 shallot
- 10 ounces (300 g) of white fish fillet
- 1/2 lb (250 g) of salmon fillet
- 1 egg
- 4 1/2 tablespoons (50 g) grated cheese
- Salt, pepper, ginger
Cooking instructions: fish zucchini rolls
Cut the washed but unpeeled zucchini into thin strips (help yourself with a mandoline or by hand but strips will be thicker)
Cook a few minutes in a pan with a little olive oil (they must remain firm but flexible). If you want a lighter version: steam cook zucchinis for 2-3 minutes.
Place them on absorbent paper and let cool.
Mix your 10 ounces (300 g) of fish fillet finely chopped with white onion, a carrot ( peeled), grated cheese and egg.
Salt and pepper. Add the chopped chives (2 tablespoons)
Add a little grated fresh ginger or powdered (+ – 1/ 4 teaspoon, according to your taste).
Cut the salmon into thin strips using a sharp knife.
Put a slice of salmon on a slice of zucchini, add a scoop of stuffing (pressing with the hands) then roll up. Depending on the amount of salmon, put a slice or half slice of zucchini on the strap.
Form the “rolls”.
Place them in a mini muffin pan for baking or in a steamer basket for steaming (I used a bamboo basket that I put on a pot of hot water).
Cook 5 minutes in steam. If you opt for baking in the oven: 15-20 minutes at 360 ° F (180 °).
You present the zucchini rolls with toothpicks and accompany with the remaining zucchini strips.
The recipe would be much lighter if your cook th erools with steam.
Choose the very best quality for your fish for a very tasty dish.
It is possible to replace the ginger with various spices and lemon.
I add cheese to my fish balls, it makes them softer. If you don’t like it, you can put a bit of bread soaked in milk in the filling.
Cooking in the mini muffin silicone pans is easier, the rolls come off easily after cooking: just remove the mold gently sliding two bands on the sides and pull, it glides on its own.
You can taste these as cold appetizers by serving them with a little lemon curd sauce with chives.