Mom's Salmon Loaf
INGREDIENTS
  • 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)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 325
  2. Toss Panko with 1 TB of butter, and toast in oven until golden.
  3. In a 5x7 inch loaf dish; combine all ingredients, including the toasted Panko and mix with a fork.
  4. Press down evenly with a fork and bake for 45 - 50 minutes; or until golden brown on top.
  5. Serve with lemon wedges from zested lemon
RECIPE BACKSTORY
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.