Thursday, December 28, 2006

Salmon Loaf with Peas and Curry

This is healthy, inexpensive, and quick to make. All you need is some salmon, and any can of salmon will do nicely. Yes, yes, we all want fresh, but we can't always have what we want. large can is better, small is fine too.

Loaf ingredients:
1 16 oz can of salmon. If you have fresh cook it til it approximates what's in the can
2 cups bread crumbs, more if you have 8 oz of salmon only
Note: you can substitute cooked garbanzo beans for breadcrumbs
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1-2 eggs depending on size, use your judgment.
1/2 cup coconut milk or regular milk
1/3 cup chopped shallots, or spring onions or onions, very finely chopped

Lime juice
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 to 1 Tb tarragon

Oven to 400 deg F.

Loaf method:
Drain, de-skin and de-bone the salmon.
Combine the loaf ingredients, mix and mash. Place in a loaf pan 8 by 8 by 2 in the oven at 400 deg. F for 25 - 30 mins.

Sauce Ingredients:
2 cups frozen peas
2 Tb chopped tomatoes or pimento or red pepper other red veggie
2 tsp cornstarch or other vegetable thickenr
1/2 t tarragon
1 tsp curry powder
1 cup coconut milk, or milk, or water with a bit of butter in it

Sauce Method:
While loaf is baking, take 2 cups frozen green peas, 1 cup coconut milk, or regular milk, 1 tsp. curry powder, 1/2 tsp tarragon and 2 tsp corn starch or other vegetable based thickener.

Put the peas in a bit of water and bring to a boil; add about 2 Tbl more water and the rest of the ingredients, stir well, let it thicken then remove from heat.

Layer over the salmon load and serve.


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