Make your own homemade meatloaf with this baked salmon loaf recipe. With fish as the main ingredient, this is a much healthier, meat-free alternative to ground beef. Combine protein-filled salmon fish with other ingredients like eggs, milk, lemon juice, and bread crumbs to get that rich, savory taste. Make it better by drizzling homemade dill sauce for salmon over these thick and soft loaves.
What’s in Our Baked Salmon Loaf?
This homemade baked salmon loaf may look like a giant fish cake, but it’s actually so much more than that! It’s a simple, moist, and budget-friendly dish made with inexpensive ingredients that’s mixed together and placed in a loaf-shaped pan. This recipe is mostly made of canned or fresh salmon flakes mixed with breadcrumbs, eggs, milk, and melted butter.
Unlike fish cakes, this salmon loaf recipe contains a lot more breadcrumbs to help maintain its tender and less crispy texture. Additionally, baking this dish slowly at a lower temperature, instead of pan-frying it, also gives it a softer consistency. It also maintains the dish’s subtle yet delicious flavor.
Tips on Making Baked Salmon Loaf
It’s easy to make this baked salmon loaf recipe, especially if you’re familiar with making meatloaf. For this recipe, there are more fun tricks that you can try to make the dish even better.
We also listed below some helpful tips and reminders for when you’re making this delicious salmon fish loaf recipe:
- Remove the remaining bones in the salmon flakes. Whether you’re using 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 from the canned or fresh salmon.
- Add in dill weed for an exciting variation. Add about a teaspoon of dry dill weed into the salmon mixture for that guaranteed subtle and fresh herb-like taste.
- Substitute bread crumbs with crushed crackers. Bread crumbs are necessary filler ingredients. However, if you don’t have some at hand, then you can substitute them with either crushed crackers, crushed cornflakes, or oatmeal. For a healthier, gluten-free alternative, you can use almond meal (or almond flour) that has a slight nutty flavor.
If you’re looking for more recipes with salmon, then try these delicious deep-fried salmon with an accompanying tangy dip. Or, these healthy Greek salmon salad bowls to upgrade your usual sandwich spreads.
How To Make Baked Salmon Loaf
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 subtly tangy salmon loaf variation.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flaked salmon and bread crumbs.
- Add in the beaten eggs, milk, and melted butter. Mix until well combined.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Grease the loaf pan with butter.
- Transfer salmon mixture to the loaf pan. Spread evenly using a spatula.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until cooked through. Enjoy!
- 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
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best vegetable to serve with this salmon loaf?
This delicious salmon loaf can be served alongside other healthy vegetable dishes like this potato dill salad à la Jamie Oliver, or a fruity cherry tomato salad. Apart from veggies, you can also pair this starchy dish with other meat dishes for a very filling meal. Try making a tasty angel hair pasta 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 freezer 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.
ConclusionThis 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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