Mom's Salmon Loaf
1 14 oz can of salmon
3/4 cup Panko
1/2 cup whole milk
1 Large Egg
2 TB AP Flour
1 rib of celery, chopped
2 TB Diced Onion
1 clove of Garlic, crushed
1 tsp Dill Weed
Pinch or two of salt
Couple grinds of black Pepper
Zest of 1 Lemon; save lemon for serving
5 TB Unsalted Butter; Melted
(Option #1)Sprinkle the top with sweet paprika
(Option #2) Sprinkle the top with a Smoked finishing salt. (I use alder smoked salt)
Preheat oven to 325
Toss Panko with 1 TB of butter, and toast in oven until golden.
In a 5x7 inch loaf dish; combine all ingredients, including the toasted Panko and mix with a fork.
Press down evenly with a fork and bake for 45 - 50 minutes; or until golden brown on top.
Serve with lemon wedges from zested lemon
Pairs Well With
This was one of my mom's favorite "Raid the Pantry" dishes. I use toasted Panko instead of Regular Bread crumbs, and I add dill and lemon zest. If you use regular bread crumbs, drop 1 TB of butter from the recipe. The picture isn't great, but I was in a hurry and I was really messy when I mixed it up... It looks burnt around the edges, but it was the dark brown crispyness.