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Weight Watchers Salmon-Dill Loaf

Posted Jan 22 2013 11:12am

Weight Watchers Salmon Dill Loaf

Weight Watchers Salmon Dill Loaf

I’m a huge salmon fan and try to eat it as often as I can since it’s so good for you with all it’s healthy omega-3 fats. But fresh wild salmon can be expensive. So, when I’m feeling frugal I turn to canned salmon, a less expensive alternative that’s also easier since it’s already cooked.

Growing up the only way I remember Mom serving canned salmon was straight from the can, drained and turned out into a little serving bowl. She would remove the skin and bones, break it up a bit and make a simple mustard sauce of mustard, evaporated milk and a little sugar, that I found absolutely delicious, to serve on top.

(I’ve never attempted to replicate her simple canned salmon with mustard sauce, but sitting here writing about it, I find myself wanting to do just that very, very soon.)

This recipe for salmon-dill loaf using canned salmon is a little more involved. I ran across it while skimming through Weight Watchers’ Favorite Recipes  a Weight Watchers cookbook dating back to 1986 that I recently picked up at Goodwill. It’s a compilation of favorite recipes from Weight Watchers members and staff gathered during a contest held during the fall and winter of 1984-1985.

I thought this Weight Watchers Salmon-Dill Loaf  had good flavor but found the texture a little soft and mushy. This could be my fault, since I opted to bake it in a loaf pan, instead of on a sheet pan as directed. I’m going to experiment with it a bit (adding a few dry bread crumbs and baking as directed) the next time I make it to see if I can create a firmer texture.

It was a hit when served for dinner with mashed potatoes and peas. But then again, most anything and everything is a hit around here when served with mashed potatoes and peas :-)

Do you have a favorite recipe for salmon loaf or other tasty way to preparing canned salmon to share?


Weight Watchers Salmon Dill Loaf

Weight Watchers Salmon Dill Loaf

Weight Watchers Salmon-Dill Loaf

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A tasty salmon loaf made from canned salmon that can be served warm or chilled.
Recipe type: Fish
Serves: 4

  • 15 ounces canned salmon, drained with skin and bones removed
  • 6 ounces canned water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup diced onion or scallions
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill or ¼ teaspoon dried
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • Dash hot sauce (optional)
  • 4 lemon wedges (optional, for serving)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients (except lemon wedges) until well blended.
  4. Turn the mixture out onto the prepared baking sheet and shape into a loaf.
  5. Bake until the top of the loaf is lightly browned, 35 to 45 minutes.
  6. Serve warm or let cool, then cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  7. Slice loaf and serve with lemon wedges if desired.

Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1/4th loaf): 235 calories, 8 g fat, 16 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 25 g protein and 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus value If the mixture appears too wet, try adding some dried breadcrumbs or oats, and adjust the PointsPlus accordingly.



Source:  Weight Watchers’ Favorite Recipes

More Weight Watchers Friendly Salmon Recipes

Easy Salmon Cakes
Skinny Smoked Salmon Pinwheel Appetizers
Salmon Burgers with Peach Salsa (Weight Watchers)
Salmon Noodle Casserole (Weight Watchers)

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