Nov 6, 2013

Simple Alaska Salmon Loaf and Patties Recipe

What a shock it was to me to read the label on my can of Salmon a couple of weeks back and find that it was NOT Alaskan Salmon.  I've made it a point to buy Salmon from Alaska only, but was lured by a lower price, and according to the label, the Salmon came from a location outside the United States.  I have been doing my best to shop locally, and to think about where the things I buy that are not local come from. 

My husband was also able to get local Salmon when young by taking part in an interesting experience with his Dad in Colorado. As a boy when his father worked for the Forest Service, in order to preserve the population of Salmon, at that time they would go to the destination of Salmon returning home in mass to lay their eggs, and capture the Salmon and harvest the eggs.  I honestly don't recall the destination of the eggs after that.  They would then bring some of the Salmon home after and fill their freezer to supplement their diet.  This was also good, healthy, local salmon. 

But we don't live in Alaska, and there are no local Salmon runs where we live, so last week my weekly purchase of Salmon was carefully chosen, and from Alaska.  Salmon is such a healthy fish rich in nutrients including Omega 3 fish oils, and isn't a fish that is likely to contain mercury as it is not from the sea. 

BUT YOU ARE HERE FOR A RECIPE, aren't you?  I have a simple one for you. 

The ingredients are the same, whether you choose to shape this into a loaf and bake or microwave it, or whether you choose to fry it in a pan that is lightly oiled, I use a very light coating of Olive Oil.

You can feed about 3 with one can of Salmon, double the recipe for a family of 6 etc..

You need:


  • 1 Can of Salmon (drain, and remove only the large vertebra bones..if you are brave enough, eat them, they contain lots of natural calcium.  The smaller bones can be mixed in with the recipe.)
  • 1/3 cup of Wheat Germ 
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/8 cup chopped onion
  • 1/8 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 t. dried Dill Weed
Combine all of the ingredients well, and shape into loaf OR patties, depending upon how you choose to serve this.  If you make a loaf, sprinkle the top with Dill Weed.

If you microwave, use a glass pan, and the time will be approximately 15 minutes for the 1 can quantity.

If you cook as patties, cook until cooked through.

You can serve with a simple tarter sauce of mayonnaise mixed with relish.

And a bonus...here's an old post I found while reviewing posts to this blog that is a great recipe for a happy life!

Image Credit - by karotmember of freedigitalphotos.net

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