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#1 Tue 27 Mar 07 5:25pm


Member since Tue 27 Mar 07

Salmon For Lunch

HI There, I am new to the board. My daughters school have been sending out letters to the parents for nigh on a month now asking for recipes for Tinned Salmon. I detest salmon and they have tried fishcakes and pie and the general feedback from the kids is they hated both!!! Anyone got any tasty ideas I can pass on? They are really trying to whip the school dinners into shape here.

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#2 Tue 27 Mar 07 6:20pm

young mum

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Re: Salmon For Lunch

Salmon & Orange Pinwheels

12 pinwheels

40 min 20 min prep
1 (200  g) can pink salmon (I use red) 
1  cup cheese, grated 
1  tablespoon orange zest 
salt & pepper 
4  shallots, chopped 


2  cups self raising flour 
1  teaspoon salt 
2  tablespoons butter 
1  orange, juice of (made up to 3/4 cup with water) 

Drain salmon and flake; add cheese, shallots, zest, salt, pepper and mix together.
PASTRY; Sift together flour & salt, rub in butter and add enough liquid to form a soft dough.
Roll to a 12 1/2" x 6" rectangle, spread with salmon mixture.
Roll up long side and cut into 1 1/2" slices and arrange cut side up in 2 greased tins.
Brush with melted butter and bake at 200degC (400degF) for 20 minutes - cook straight after preparation.

Smoky Salmon Pizza

1 (7.5-ounce) can Alaska salmon, drained and flaked
1 (12-inch) prepared pizza crust or Italian bread shell
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion or chopped green onion*
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 cups shredded smoked cheese, such as swiss, cheddar or mozzarella
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Place pizza crust on cookie sheet, coat lightly with spray. Spread cream cheese over crust. Add salmon, vegetables, red pepper flakes and cheese.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes until cheese is melted.

Easy Salmon Pie

Hot boiled potatoes
1 large can salmon, with liquid
A little milk
Chopped green onion, to taste
Chopped celery, to taste
A little butter
2 [9-inch / 23-cm] pie shells

Mash boiled potatoes with salmon liquid and a little milk.
Lightly brown chopped green onion and celery in a little melted butter.
Mix together mashed potatoes, green onion mixture and salmon; pepper to taste.
Spoon mixture into one of the pastry shells; cover with remaining pastry shell.
Cut a few slits on top of pie.
Bake into a preheated 375°F [190°C] oven, for 30 to 45 minutes.

Or what about a Salmon Salad or salmon and pasta with tomatoes and basil. Also a fish bake.

Last edited by young mum (Tue 27 Mar 07 6:23pm)

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#3 Wed 28 Mar 07 5:26am


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From Up the garden path...Tasmania
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Re: Salmon For Lunch

Salmon Nuggets     

Ingredients :

1    can    salmon (1 pound)
1/2    cup    mashed potatoes
1    tbl    grated onion
1    tbl    butter or other fat, melted
1/4    tsp    salt
1/4    tsp    celery salt
1    dsh    pepper
1    tsp    worchestershire sauce
1    x    egg, well beaten
1/4    lb    sharp cheese
1    cup    dry bread crumbs

    Method :

    Drain and flake salmon. Combine all ingredients except cheese and crumbs and mix thoroughly. Shape into balls the size of walnuts. Cut cheese into 3/8 inch cubes. Insert a cheese cube into the center of each fish ball and reshape. Roll in bread crumbs. Fry in deep fat, 375 F., 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Garnish and serve hot, plain or with a sauce.

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#4 Wed 28 Mar 07 8:33am


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Re: Salmon For Lunch

Salmon Loaf
2 Eggs
1/2 pint (300 ml) Milk
1 metric (9 oz) cup fresh Breadcrumbs
1 x 220 g tin pink Salmon
1 teaspoon freshly chopped Parsley and Dill or other suitable herbs
Salt And Pepper to taste
Juice of one Lemon
Beat the eggs and add the tinned milk, and pour over the breadcrumbs and leave for 15 minutes. Drain the salmon and break up with a fork, fold in the herbs, seasoning and lemon juice. Mix everything together and pile into a greased tin loaf. Bake in a moderate oven 350 deg. F (175 deg. C) for approximately 1 hour or until golden on the top and firm to the touch. Cool and serve sliced in lunches with hard-boiled eggs and crisp lettuce.

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#5 Wed 28 Mar 07 4:35pm

young mum

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Re: Salmon For Lunch

Or Madcrows:

Salmon & Potato Pie..

6 potatoes, peeled
1 onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp dried dill weed
1 tbsp butter
1 canned red salmon, undrained
1 tsp dried thyme
1 cup milk
2 x 9 inch unbaked pie shells
Salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 200 degrees C and bring a pot of salted water to a boil; add potatoes and cook til tender but still firm, for about 15 minutes; drain, cool and chop..
In a saucepan, cook onions, garlic and butter over medium heat til vegetables become transparent in color..
Add onion / garlic mixture, dill, salmon and thyme to cooked potatoes; mash all together with milk, adding just enough to bring about a mashed potato consistency; spread evenly into pie shell..
Place second pie shell over top of salmon mixture; cut slits into upper shell, then pinch edges of both pie shells together; bake on lower rack of oven for 45 minutes..

Madcrow: The Nude Cook

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