Fido & Wine producer extraordinaire Jen Mitchell has a great new dish posted on her blog, My Dog’s Breakfast. It’s a recipe for salmon balls (insert joke here) — an idea she came up with in an effort to introduce more fish into her dog Miko’s diet. As Jen explains, Miko had a bit of an (ahem) odor problem — she refers to it as “THE STANK” — and fish like salmon help to promote healthy skin, which in turn is one of the keys to keeping your canine pleasingly unscented. So: salmon balls. Here’s the what and how:
1 1/2 cups cooked salmon (poached, baked, etc.)
I cup cooked brown rice
1 tbs sesame oil
1 tbs ground ginger
TO ROLL BALLS IN:
1/4 cup white sesame seeds
1/4 cup black sesame seeds
Combine all ingredients (except for sesame seeds) in a bowl and mix well.
Spoon the mixture into a bowl. Have your sesame seeds at the ready for rolling.
Using a large spoon, begin to form balls of salmon.
Roll each ball in sesame seeds – yields approximately five white and five black balls.
Bake in the oven at 350 for 15 minutes.
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