Baked Salmon Loaf Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Modified: December 31, 2021
Baked Salmon Loaf Recipe

Make your own homemade meatloaf with this baked salmon loaf recipe. It’s a much healthier and meat-free alternative with salmon as the main ingredient. Combine this protein filled fish with other ingredients like eggs, milk, lemon juice, and bread crumbs to get that rich savory taste. Make it better with a homemade dill sauce for salmon to drizzle over these thick and soft loaves. 

Tips on Making Baked Salmon Loaf

It’s easy to make this baked salmon loaf recipe, especially if you’re familiar with making meatloaf. With this recipe, however, there are some fun tasting variations that you can try to make it even better. We also listed some helpful tips and reminders for when you’re making this recipe.

 

  • Remove the remaining bones in the salmon flakes. Whether you used fresh or canned salmon to make the flakes, make sure that it’s picked clean through the bones. Start with discarding the large round bones, then use tweezers to remove the smaller ones. 
  • Use a baking sheet as an alternative to loaf pan. With clean hands, shape the salmon mixture into a loaf. Then, carefully place the shaped salmon mixture onto the greased baking sheet. 
  • Add in dill weed for an exciting variation. Add about a teaspoon of dry dill weed into the salmon mixture for that guaranteed subtle fresh herb-like taste.
  • Substitute bread crumbs with crushed crackers. Bread crumbs are necessary bread filler ingredients. If you don’t have one at hand, then you can substitute it with crushed crackers or crushed cornflakes. 

How To Make Baked Salmon Loaf Recipe

This baked salmon loaf recipe is a savory-filled dish that you can easily make in less than an hour! The drained salmon flakes combined with lemon juice makes for an exciting savory and subtle tangy salmon loaf variation.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 55 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 lb salmon, flaked and drained
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt, a pinch
  • black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flaked salmon and bread crumbs.

  3. Add in the beaten eggs, milk, and melted butter. Mix until well combined.

  4. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Grease the loaf pan with butter.

  6. Transfer salmon mixture to the loaf pan. Spread evenly using a spatula.

  7. Bake for 45 minutes or until cooked through. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 2g
  • :
  • Calcium: 54mg
  • Calories: 189kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 53mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Potassium: 336mg
  • Protein: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 188mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 265IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to serve with salmon loaf?

This delicious salmon loaf can be served alongside other healthy vegetable dishes like a quinoa salad or a fruity cherry tomato salad. You can also pair this starchy dish with other meat dishes for a very filling meal. Try making herbed pork chops with mushroom sauce which you can also use as a salmon loaf sauce.

Can you freeze leftover salmon loaf?

Yes, you can freeze the leftovers. Place them inside a freezer safe zipper bag or airtight container. It can last for up to a month in the freezer. When ready to serve, thaw it first in the refrigerator then reheat using the oven. Heat at 300 degrees F for 10 minutes or until heated through.

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Conclusion

This baked salmon loaf recipe is excellent to try for your family and friends. It’s a simple yet filling dish that promises a rich and savory taste. Serve alongside other flavorful entrees for a complete afternoon meal.
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