I decided to make the babies some treats today and so, out came the Lily’s Dinner For Dogs (fabulous book!!) and after whipping through the many pages, I settled on Tuna and Sardine Fish Balls, a mixture of Tuna and Sardines in sunflower oil, spinach, potatoes, flaxseed (linseed) and parsley.
Tuna is really good for the joints and internal organs, especially the heart. It also gives your doggy a lovely coat. Sardines are very high in omega-3, vitamin D. The added flaxseed (linseed) is added to this recipe for an extra omega-3 boost.
Here is what you need:
- 1 X 130 grams tin of tuna in sunflower oil
- 1 X 100 grams tin of sardines in sunflower oil
- 200 grams of peeled potatoes
- 100 grams fresh spinach OR 50 grams frozen spinach
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed (linseed) we used the golden one as opposed to the brown one
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
Open the tins of tuna and sardines and pour the entire contents into a large bowl. Check for any large, hard bones in the sardines and discard. Mash the fished together and set aside
Peel and roughly chop the potatoes, put in a pan of boiling water and cook for 15 minutes.
Add spinach to the potatoes for the last 5 minutes of cooking time
Drain the potatoes and spinach
Mash potato and spinach with fork or potato masher
Add the vegetable mash to the fish, along with the ground flaxseed (linseed) and parsley and mix together
Once the mixture is cool enough to handle, form it into about 6 balls, using your two hands or 2 wooden spoons and place on a plate for taste testing by the professional: your doggy(ies)!
P/S: Two of these balls will be enough for a meal for a small-medium sized dog. These balls will stay fresh for 5 days, but you can freeze them for up to three months! You can then take them out as you need them but don’t forget to defrost them or pop them in the oven for 20 minutes. Leave to cool before feeding to doggy.
Happy baking lovelies! (and happy eating doggies!!)
Get the book here if you fancy! (and no I didn’t get paid to advertise for them – Me (and the pooches) just love their food – the pooches more than me obviously!! 🙂 🙂
P/S: I have also tried out another recipe from the great people over at Lily’s Kitchens – Baked Fishy Treats!