Baked Salmon Loaf
This Baked Salmon Loaf has been an easy Lenten staple since my mother-in-law served it to us when we were newlyweds.
Salmon Loaf uses a can of salmon and comes together in a flash. Not exactly gourmet, but it’s definitely tasty comfort food!
Why You Must Make
- It’s made with ingredients that are often in your refrigerator and pantry.
- I only have a handful of meatless meals for Lent, and this one is super easy to make.
- If my picky hubby eats it, you know it’s got to be tasty!!
When my youngest, Nick, was about 4, he asked what we were having for dinner. Knowing he was not a fan of salmon loaf, I spelled F-I-S-H-L-O-A-F. Not yet a reader, my jaw dropped when he shouted, “Fishloaf! I hate fish loaf!” Mind you, I’d never called it fish loaf before nor could he read. I guess he was smarter than I realized!
- Use the best brand of canned salmon within your budget. I recommend red salmon.
- Remove the bones (my mom told us they were a good source of calcium, but I knew that wouldn’t fly with my family). I also remove much of the skin, though both are edible.
- Break apart the salmon into bite-sized pieces.
- Use any soft sandwich bread. I happened to have brioche in the house, so I used that, but usually use ordinary white sandwich bread.
- Make sure to grease your loaf pan for easy serving and cleanup.
Frequently Asked Questions
This salmon loaf is simple. Whisk the eggs, then mix in the butter, salt and milk. Fold in the salmon chunks and bread cubes, pour into a greased baking dish, and bake until puffed and cooked thoroughly.
You can treat canned salmon just like canned tuna. Make salmon patties, salmon salad, or use it as a substitute for tuna in a tuna casserole.
Since the salmon tends to be a bit salty, which I love, having a crisp, refreshing green salad, and some roasted vegetables would be delicious side dishes for this salmon loaf.
Many enjoy the calcium boost from eating the soft salmon bones. Some like to crush them so they’re less obvious. I prefer to remove the bones and large pieces of skin (which are also edible). They’re both safe to eat, but it’s a matter of preference.
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Baked Salmon Loaf Recipe
An easy salmon recipe that's made with kitchen staples. It's perfect for Fridays in Lent.
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 can (15 ounces) red salmon, bones and skin removed
- 3 slices of soft bread, cubed
- Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease loaf pan and set aside.
- Whisk eggs in a medium bowl.
- Mix in melted butter, milk, and salt.
- Break apart salmon into bite-sized or slightly larger pieces.
- Add bread and salmon to the bowl and gently toss until combined.
- Scrape into the loaf pan.
- Bake for 45- 60 minutes until puffed and lightly browned.
Removing the bones and skin is optional.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 565mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 14g
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9 Comments on “Baked Salmon Loaf”
Hi, have mine in the oven now….And I’m hope it’s safe to assume I’m baking this at 350*F ?
Yes, Lisa!!! Sorry that isn’t listed—I’ll fix it in the recipe card.
This is always such an amazing meal. We love, love it.
Such a delicious and satisfying meal! It quickly became a favorite at my house!
I haven’t had a salmon loaf in ages and I love them. Yours looks SO easy and quite delicious. It’s one of those recipes that I look at and think “simple is better”. Thanks!
Many people are sceptical about canned fish (except for tuna), but I actually consider canned salmon to be pretty good! And even though the canned fish might not be particularly gourmet, you’ve elevated the dish to the next, elegant and tasty level!
I know I’d love this, maybe even with a lemony dill sauce. Looks like a fabulous freezer dish too, just pull out as many slices as required! Great recipe, Liz.
I have never tried salmon this way. I am sure it tastes amazingly delicious with these simple quality ingredients. Would be great to try with tuna too!
I love salmon. This sounds like the perfect recipe for Lent or anytime of the year. Sounds delicious