Easy Salmon Loaf

"This is an old, old recipe from my Aunt Jeanie-Beanie. I loved this one as a kid and my family enjoys it now."
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins


  • 13 cup milk
  • 1 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can red salmon or (15 1/2 ounce) can pink salmon, drained, flake, and picked over
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 12 - 34 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon onion salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • White sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper


  • To make Salmon Loaf: Add milk and breadcrumbs to a bowl; stir to combine; set aside.
  • In another bowl beat the egg yolks until thick and the color of lemons.
  • Add in the breadcrumb mixture, lemon juice, salts, and pepper; stir to combine.
  • Add in salmon; stir to combine; set aside.
  • In yet, another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry; add to the salmon mixture; fold in gently.
  • Spoon mixture into a greased 7 1/2 x 3 x 2 inch loaf pan.
  • Bake at 400°F for 35 minutes.
  • In the meantime, make white sauce: let the butter melt in a saucepan over low heat.
  • Add in the flour and stir until smooth.
  • Cook for 1 minute while stirring constantly.
  • Gradually pour in the milk; cook over medium heat and stir constantly until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  • Add in salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cut salmon loaf into slices and serve with white sauce on top.

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  1. The title of this recipe "Easy Salmon Loaf", is way to humble. Lemon Salmon Mousse would be more appropriate. This is easy, value conscious and would be a proud addition to any special occasion buffet, do yourself a favor and try this one NOW!
  2. Easy to make and delicious. I also disagree with the serving sizes. I would say it serves no more than 4.
  3. This reminds me so much of my grandmother's salmon loaf. I made it for my family last night and everybody loved it. It is seasoned very mildly but has a good comfort food richness that I thought was great. The sauce is creamy and rich, too. Brings back some fond memories and I will be using this one a lot from now on. Glad I found it. Thanks Nurse Di.
  4. This was tasty and came together pretty easily. The instructions were easy to follow. For the loaf, I made it exactly as written. Next time I might add something to kick it up a bit. Maybe white pepper? For the white sauce I made a few changes I added chopped leek to the butter and dill to finished sauce. I disagree with the serving sizes, I would say it feeds 4, but then I have a hungry man living here..



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