Mushroom stuffed salmon loaf

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
15½ ounce Salmon; canned, debone & flake
2 cups Bread crumbs; fresh
2 larges Eggs; beaten
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
1 tablespoon Onion; finely chopped
½ teaspoon Salt
\N \N Fresh ground black pepper; to taste
1½ cup Mushrooms; sliced
2 tablespoons Butter; or margarine
1 cup Fresh spinach *see note; shredded & packed -Lemon Sauce---
\N \N Reserved salmon liquid
\N \N Milk
1 tablespoon Butter; or margarine
1 tablespoon Flour
⅛ teaspoon Salt
1 pinch Ground white pepper
1 \N Egg yolk; beaten
1 tablespoon Lemon juice

SALMON LOAF: Drain the salmon, reserving liquid for Lemon Sauce: debone salmon, flake salmon into a medium bowl. Add bread crumbs, eggs lemon juice, onion, salt & pepper; mix well. Saute' mushrooms in butter in a medium skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add spinach; saute' until wilted, about 2 minutes. Pat ½ of the salmon mixture into a greased 8½ X 4 ½ X 2 ¾ inch loaf pan. Top with mushroom mixture in an even layer leaving a 1 inch border on all sides. Top with remaining salmon mixture; spread top smooth & pat down. Bake in a preheated 350F. degree oven until center is set & top is golden, about 45 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with Lemon Sauce. Garnish with lemon slices & parsley.

LEMON SAUCE: Measure reserved salmon liquid; add enough milk to make ⅔ cup. Melt butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat; stir in flour, salt & pepper until smooth. Reduce heat to low. Gradually whisk in the milk mixture; cook & stir until sauce thickens & bubbles for 1 minute. Gradually whisk ¼ cup of the hot sauce into egg yolk in a small bowl. Gradually whisk the egg yolk mixture into remaining sauce in pan. Cook stirring constantly, over low heat until thickened, about 1 minute; do not boil.

Stir in lemon juice & serve over Mushroom Stuffed Salmon Loaf.

NOTES : *This is my favorite way to use canned salmon. I sometimes replace the spinach with shredded cheese(1 cup). Monterey Jack, Gouda, Swiss & Smoked Baby Swiss cheeses are all excellant in this dish. If using cheese don't saute' it with the mushrooms; put it on top of the mushrooms when forming the loaf. Chris

Recipe by: America Cooks by The Editors of Consumer Guide Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 593 by "Christopher E. Eaves" <cea260@...> on Jan 25, 1998

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