Recipes Using Canned Salmon

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Canned salmon is the main ingredient in many delicious and easy to prepare recipes. This page contains recipes using canned salmon.

February 25, 2018

This delicious hearty soup can be made using either fresh cooked salmon or canned. It has a tomato base rather than a cream one. This page contains a Pacific salmon chowder recipe.

Pacific Salmon Chowder in a bowl.

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April 23, 2012

An economical way to enjoy the great taste of salmon is to make a loaf. This page contains salmon loaf recipes.

Salmon Loaf

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April 11, 2019

Canned salmon is a frugal alternative to fresh fish and is available any season. Just add rice to make a quick and nourishing main dish. This is a page about serving canned salmon over rice.

salmon on plate

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August 18, 2013

A favorite seafood of many that can be used in a variety of delicious recipes. This page contains salmon squares recipes.

canned salmon

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October 2, 2012

You can enjoy scrumptious salmon patties without going to an expensive seafood restaurant. This page contains salmon patty recipes.

Salmon Patty on a Plate

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I served this as a quick but delicious lunch!


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 3 servings


  • 1 5 oz can Pink Salmon Steaks (in tuna fish aisle)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup broth (I used beef)
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 lb fettuccini noodles


  1. Start boiling water for your fettuccini. Add the noodles once it's boiling.
  2. Mince your 3 cloves while you heat 1/3 cup of olive oil in a pan.
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  4. Add minced garlic to the pan, and cook lightly about one minute. Don't brown.
  5. Add the salmon to the pan. Sprinkle with salt and cayenne pepper.
  6. Mince 1/4 cup parsley and add it to the pan. Stir to warm up mixture for 3 minutes.
  7. Add the broth to heat.
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  9. Drain the fetucchini and serve the salmon poured on top of the noodles. We ate it all right up and it was really a good lunch!
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Drain liquid from salmon into measuring cup. Set aside to use as part of liquid. Turn salmon into bowl and flake. Add minced onion, seasonings, milk and reserved salmon liquid. Mix lightly.

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Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Cook noodles as directred on package; drain. Mix noodles, cottage cheese, sour cream, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper sauce, salt and salmon.

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Very easy to make and an ideal meal when you are busy. Perfect for on the go because you could eat this salad at room temperature or cold. You can make this salad into a sandwich with sandwich slices, hot dog buns, hamburger buns or even serve as an appetizer over crackers.


It is very versatile!

mixed Salmon Salad

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Break salmon into bits with a fork, removing skin and backbone. Sprinkle with lemon juice and combine with other ingredients. Arrange in lettuce cups and garnish with tomato wedges.

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"Salcano Duo" - Volcano Salmon Cakes. Great protein meal/snack for active bodies! Great togetherness for those rare and cherished moments with children that turn out well, especially at this time of the year.

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I'm needing recipes using canned salmon. Any help will be appreciated! Thanks for your time.

Terri from NV


By Diana MI (Guest Post)
April 24, 20071 found this helpful

I just wanted to add to the Salmon patties, my grandmother always used left over mashed potatoes in her patties, it is a great way to use left overs and very delicious.

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This is one of my favourite meal: Salmon Loaf and Scalloped potatoes. They cook at the same temp so it is just a matter of timing each. All together the meal takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes:


1/2 c. dry bread crumbs or craker crumbs
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 lb(large) can of salmon, with broth, flaked OR 2 small cans.
Dash pepper
1/2 tsp sage
2 tsp finely chopped onion or same amount dried onion flakes
1 tbsp finely chopped celery OR dried chopped parsley OR celery seed to taste.
Combine all ingredients in order given. Paked firmly into a greased loaf pan or casserole and bake at 350*F for 30-40 minutes
4 large or 6 medium potates, peeled if old, scrubbed and skin on if new.
1/2 small onion, sliced thinly into rings
Lightly grease a casserole dish, one with a lid.
Thinly slice potatoes, layering with onion rings
Sprinkle generously with flour and salt and pepper to taste
Dot with butter or marg.
Repeat this layering 3 more times, dividing onion and potato slices accordingly. Finish with flour, salt and pepper and dotted with marg.
Pouring from one side or corner of the casserole and watching the opposite side, add milk until you can see milk on the other side or corner. Cover.
Bake in preheated 350*F oven for 1 hour. Remove the lid from the casserole and bake for a further 15 minutes to brown the top and edges.
To cook salmon loaf and scalloped potatoes together, do the following:
Place potatoes in the preheated 350* oven for 35 minutes.
After that time, slide in the salmon loaf for 25 minutes.
Remove the lid from the potatoes after that time and cook both for another 15 minutes.

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i love to make salmon scramble. 1 can of salmon, 2 or 3 eggs depending on what you like. old bay seasoning again to taste. saute a pepper and an onion and a celery stalk and add the debonded salmon and the eggs. swish it all around. ummm it is so good. you can also put it in over a bit and get it all hot.

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By Margie Minard (Guest Post)
April 24, 20070 found this helpful

Just debone and get out the silvery skin and to a regular can of salmon add an egg, small onion, minced and a bit of minced celery with enough crushed saltines to bind...I would say 8 or 10. Fry carefully to a golden brown. Serve with a simple tartar sauce of mayonaise, minced onion and a little pickle relish. We usually have boiled potaotes with parsley or chive butter and a green salad. One of our favorite meals ever!!

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Salmon Stew

Serving Size: 8 to 10
Preparation Time: about 30 minutes

8 average sized potatoes
1 large onion
1/4 cup of butter
1 Tbs. salt
pepper to taste
2 cans of salmon (cleaned)
1 can evaporated milk (Pet brand)
1 cup ketchup (optional)
Tabasco sauce to taste (optional)
Fat free saltines or oyster crackers

Peel and dice potatoes and onions. In 8 quart pot fill to half with water add salt, pepper, butter, potatoes and onions. Boil for about 25 minutes stirring some, turn off heat and add salmon, ketchup, Tabasco and milk last, stirring to blend. Get out your favorite bowl, add crackers and stew, eat.

~my mom lightly sauteed the salmon & chopped onion in a bit of butter before adding them to the stew pot.
~you can omit the ketchup & tabasco entirely, and the potatoes too if you like. personally, i prefer it without the ketchup.

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April 22, 2007

Anyone have recipes for making tasty fish-balls or a fish meal from canned (not fresh) salmon?

YT in London


Recipes Using Canned Salmon

My mother makes the most amazing and delicious salmon patties on the planet! She uses canned sockeye, one or two eggs (depending on the size of the can: 2 for a 15 ounce can,) thoroughly chopped parsley and scallions (I love onions, so I probably go overboard,) lemon juice and bread crumbs. She recently started using Japanese bread-crumbs called Panko bread-crumbs, and they are available at Whole Foods Markets, and probably at Asian food stores. I used regular bread crumbs until she sent these Japanese ones to me. Mix everything together and form into patties. Fry in ordinary vegetable oil until they are just barely browned. To finish cooking them, place on cookie sheet and cook in preheated low oven (maybe 300 degrees for a few minutes -- until done. Use toothpick to check.) They are quick, easy and delicious! Use fresh parsley; it makes a huge difference! Bon apetit! (03/18/2005)

By Susan K. Beal

Salmon Patties

In medium mixing bowl combine salmon, onion, egg, crackers salt, pepper, and celery. Mix well. Make patties out of salmon and roll in cornmeal. In large frying pan over medium high heat oil for frying. Place salmon patties in oil and fry on both sides until golden brown. Drain well. Serve warm

These are delicious I make them for my family all the time and they love them. (03/18/2005)

By Adele

Salmon Loaf

Flake salmon. Beat eggs and milk together. Combine all ingredients. Place in greased loaf pan and bake 1 hour at 350. (03/18/2005)

By Karen Lawrence

Salmon Cakes

I love making these salmon cakes, I even use the jack mackerel sometimes. But, guess what? I hate the smell of fish in the house. Even tho' i pretty much follow the above suggested recipes, I always put on a pot of homemade potpourri while the fish is cooking to keep out that fishy smell. Use a small pot, add cinnamon, vanilla flavoring, ginger, cut an orange in half, and add some cloves in the water, and just let it simmer. Your house will smell like it's thanksgiving or christmas. And no fishy smell. I even taught my son how to do a fried fish with grits breakfast. Showed him how to do the potpourri while frying the fish. He said it was like taking " home Ec". The only difference, when I was taking Home Ec... They sure didn't teach us that trick. Oh, and when I'm feeling too lazy to stand over the stove and fry the salmon cakes, nothing beats baking them in the oven. Nothing! (03/18/2005)


Recipes Using Canned Salmon

Al la king -- de-bone and skin canned salmon. Heat in skillet with 2 tablespoons margarine or oil until heated through. Add 1 cup low-fat or skim milk mixed with 1 tablespoon cornstarch and bring liquid to a boil. After one minute, reduce to simmer. Add 2 cups cooked peas or peas & carrots. Salt and pepper to taste. (I add a teaspoon of dill -- optional.)

Serve over toast or rice. Makes 3-4 servings. (03/21/2005)

By mary

Fish Pie

I invent a lot of meals containing tinned salmon as I love it. One I make a lot is a type of fish pie. There are no proportions as I just throw in what I feel like.

Make a savory sauce with butter, flour, (I use stone-ground whole-meal), and milk and season with vegetable spice powder rather than salt, and ground pepper. Toss in the salmon, I don't bother removing the skin, (very tasty), or bones, (good source of calcium). You can add herbs to taste if you want. Add some sautéed veggies - onions, peas and corn are good, or zucchini, (courgette), cucumber, red capsicums, snow peas, (mange tout) - whatever you fancy.

Place in a deepish dish or it may bubble over when cooking. Top with creamed mashed potato. Make up some sage and onion stuffing with water - but mix it on the dry side - and sprinkle a layer on top. I substitute stuffing mix for bread-crumbs in a lot of recipes - very tasty. The meal is basically already cooked but pop it in a hot oven for 15 minutes to brown/crisp on top.

You can also just use the salmon and veg mixture over noodles, rice or cous cous. I cook for one and make 2 or 3 dishes up at a time then separate them into individual portions and freeze for quick microwave meals. (04/04/2005)

By Jo Bodey

Salmon Patties

My salmon patties are so lazy... equal parts fish (any kind) and spuds. Bind with an egg. Salt and pepper to taste and some flavorings. A little sweet chili sauce and coriander is nice. Or even use parsley. I just throw in different things each time. You can crumb them as well but they are nice plain. I always have them with a nice big green salad. (04/20/2005)

By Sonya

Salmon Pie

I like salmon patties, but when I moved to the UP I learned a new recipe. Salmon Pie: Just take a pie shell or make your own pie crust. First you need to boil some potatoes till they are soft. Drain the potatoes then mash them just a little not all the way so there is some pieces, add some onion, salt and pepper, and some drained canned salmon. Mix it together put it in the pie shell put pie crust on the top with some slits in it so the heat can escape. Bake till the pie crust is done. We eat it with catsup on it. It's good and it stretches one can of salmon and the potatoes makes 2 pies... and it's very filling. (03/03/2007)

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