Recipe Canned Salmon and/or Mackerel Recipes Please!

packyderms_wife

Neither here nor there.
Got a really good canned salmon (the stuff with the bones and skin) or mackerel recipe you'd love to share? I also have the nice canned salmon from Sam's Club that are the filets. I make a pretty good salmon patty, just wonder what else I can do with the canned fish.
 

Bps1691

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Got a really good canned salmon (the stuff with the bones and skin) or mackerel recipe you'd love to share? I also have the nice canned salmon from Sam's Club that are the filets. I make a pretty good salmon patty, just wonder what else I can do with the canned fish.
This is close to how my mom made them back in the day:

… note - she would remove any bigger bones, large chunks of skin. Always used Nabisco saltine crackers and fried them in real lard


Grandma’s Salmon Patties


Grandma’s Salmon Patties are an easy recipe that uses canned salmon and is one of grandmas most requested meals!

Grandma's Salmon Patties are an easy recipe that uses canned salmon and is one of grandmas most requested meals!

My husband is not a seafood fan but he loves these Salmon Patties and so do our boys! This recipe is one of his grandma’s staples and everyone from the farm help to the Fedex man have been known to stop by when she is making them!

Salmon Patties make the perfect family friendly, Friday meal during Lent but are enjoyed here all year long.

Grandma insists that you must use the red label Royal Salmon canned salmon. I have the best luck finding it at Walmart. But, you could also use leftover fresh salmon or any other variety canned salmon.

This recipe is easy to make, the hardest part is removing the bones. They are soft enough that some people don’t bother removing them but I always make sure to remove as many as possible. The only other tricky part is to get the moisture right. If the mixture is too wet it will be hard to make the patty and if it is too dry it will make the patty dry. That is why the recipe card says 5-7 crackers so you can add the amount needed.


Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Course Main
Servings 4

Ingredients
  • 1 14.75 ounce can of Salmon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 5-7 Saltine crackers crushed
  • A squirt of lemon juice
  • Butter or oil for frying
Instructions


  • Drain the salmon and remove the skin and bones.
  • In a medium bowl mix remaining ingredients.
  • If the mixture seems to wet and another cracker or two.
  • Divide mixture into 4 equal parts and form patties.
  • Heat butter/oil in a large skillet and cook on both sides until brown.

She also made a "kind a like" Tuna noodle casserole with canned salmon instead of tuna.

It was also similar to the following recipe, but she used her home made noodles instead of macaroni and put tons of cracker crumbs she mixed with lots of melted butter on the top

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Salmon Casserole

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

This Salmon Casserole uses macaroni pasta and canned salmon and is quick and easy to put together for a weeknight dinner.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon casserole
Servings: 10 -12 servings
Author: Barbara
Ingredients
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni homemade noodles
  • 1 14.75 oz. can salmon, drained and bones and skin removed
  • 1 10.5 oz. can cream of celery soup
  • 1 5 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 cup of your favorite crackers crushed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook macaroni per box instructions; drain.
  3. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish or (2) 2-quart baking dishes with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Mix together cooked macaroni, salmon, soup, milk and cheese. Break up salmon into chunks as you stir.
  5. Pour into baking dish(es). Mix together melted butter and crackers; sprinkle on top of casserole.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes or until lightly brown and warmed through.


She'd also made a canned salmon dip for my dad once in a while.

As I remember it was basically sweet pickle relish she canned, with I think creamed cheese and the canned tuna. She would pick all of the bigger bones and most of the skin out of it, mix it all together and chill it and dad would eat it with Ritz crackers.

I never cared for it, but he loved it.

Once or twice she also did the casserole and patties, but with canned pickled spring carp my dad would catch. After he cleaned them well (took out mud vein and such), she'd ruff grind them up in her hand operated meat grinder. She'd then pour her hot pickling spices over the fish and can it.

The patties weren't to bad, but I never like the carp casserole.
 
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Cardinal

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I chop em up and mix with scrambled eggs and cream cheese.
Sprinkle with a little seasoning salt and they are pretty palatable.
 

packyderms_wife

Neither here nor there.
Once or twice she also did the casserole and patties, but with canned pickled spring carp my dad would catch. After he cleaned them well (took out mud vein and such), she'd ruff grind them up in her hand operated meat grinder. She'd then pour her hot pickling spices over the fish and can it.

The patties weren't to bad, but I never like the carp casserole.
Carp is called white fish here in Iowa and Minnesota and it's a thing, so if you're at a potluck and ask about the weird looking dip it's probably a carp/white fish dip.
 
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