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Dec 7, 2008 03:05 PM

What to do with canned salmon?

I don't know what I was thinking when I got them, and I have 4 cans of them. TIA!

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  1. Salmon salad ( like tuna slad), salmon in a cream sauce with peas served on top of toast; salmon croquettes (do a search on this board and you will find a recent post with recipes).

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    1. re: emilief

      That sounds like the belt-tightening cuisine (WWII) I grew up eating, except that it was cheap, oily salmon parts best suited for cat food.

      But if it's the better grade that's out there nowadays at places like Costco, I think it can be substituted for canned tuna in any recipe where she won't mind the stronger flavor.

    2. Sandwiches, instead of tuna. I mix the salmon with mayo and lemon juice, add capers and minced red onion.

      1. A third suggestion for salmon salad - make it just as you would your favorite tuna salad. ! think you'll like it better than tuna!

        1. Tis the season! Do an "old fashioned" salmon party ball. Here's a link to choose a recipe, or mix and match. Serve w/crackers.

          I haven't thought about these in years, but I remember them being pretty tasty. Just be sure to pick the black out of the salmon as it carries a pretty strong and unappealing flavor, not to mention it's just plain unattractive.


          1. somewhere in a notebook, I have a recipe for salmon mousse that calls for canned salmon, chopped cucumber, gelatin, lemon, dill, etc and it was quite good. I will check to see if I can find it.

            The creamed Salmon with peas was refered to as Salmon Wiggle when I was growing up, No idea why, but it did make us eat it.

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              1. re: Xiao Yang

                Not a chance in hell, mine was molded into a discrete round and tasted great.