Old Fashioned Salmon Loaf

by Jenn @ Frugal Upstate on August 20, 2009

Photo by Heidi Schempp Fournier

This is a classic and frugal recipe.  Canned salmon may be more expensive than tuna fish, but it is still a relatively inexpensive source of protein.  And with all the buzz in the health community about omega 3‘s being good for you, salmon is an even better choice.  Leave the bones in* and you’ve added calcium as well!

I personally like to use canned tuna and salmon to try to meet my goal of having one fish meal a week. Some weeks I’m more successful than others.

Old Fashioned Salmon Loaf

1 15 1/2 oz can of Salmon
1 C Cracker Crumbs
2 TBS Lemon Juice
2 TBS Melted Butter
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Egg (beaten)
dash Pepper
2/3 C Milk

Preheat oven to 375
Drain & flake salmon. Crush any bones.*
Mix all ingredients together.
Press mixture into a greased loaf pan.
Bake 1 hour.
Let stand aprox 10 min before slicing.

Substitute Tuna for some or all of the canned salmon.
Use leftover cooked flaked fish.
Use any combination of cracker, bread or chip crumbs.
Top with a basic white sauce & peas
Top with hollandaise & old bay seasoning.

*The bones are very soft from the canning and totally edible. As a matter of fact they are a very good source of calcium.

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