Friday, October 16, 2020

Creamed Salmon for #FishFridayFoodies

 I haven't participated much in the Fish Friday Foodies the past few months.  Like so many people, I'm cooking, but mostly making the same old recipes.   

I knew that the theme this month was Comfort Food for Fish Friday Foodies. 

Creamed Salmon
This month our hostess is Sue of Palatable Pastime, and this is what Sue said,  "Let's cook up our favorite fish and other types of seafood in comfort food recipes that make you happy just thinking about. Fish and chips, chowders, fish pies, shrimp tacos, fried oysters and more. Whatever puts a smile on your face." 

The only seafood I could think of that is Comfort Food to me, I'd already written about.   

I love my Curried Herring, that on a piece of ryebread,  is comfort food to me.   I also love Makrel i Tomat Sauce (Mackeral in Tomato Sauce), but that's not a true recipe.  

Then the other day as I was doing something in the kitchen, I dropped some food on the floor and I actually had to pick it up, myself,  rather than point to it, and tell a dog to 'get it'. I was missing my dogs, and my mind was wandering.  I then remembered a dish I used to make, one that I 'had' to share with two of our dogs who loved seafood.  

When I'd make this for myself for lunch, I always had to share it with either my Kody, or Mauli.   Which was actually a good thing for all of us. I got to have my Creamed Salmon, just enough for a meal, and they got the leftovers, and were thrilled.  

I decided after tasting this that it needed a little more dill, so I sprinkled more on. 

Creamed Salmon

It was a win win situation.

I almost hesitate to even call this a recipe, but I guess it is.  You can fancy it up, or gussy it up or not.  Personally I like it a little on the plain side, but I've added curry to it in the past, as well as hot mustard and various other seasonings. 

My mother used to make this, and quite frankly as a young person, I wasn't crazy about it.   As an adult, my tastes had changed enough that it has now become somewhat of a comfort food.  Which fits right in with today's offerings.  Comfort Food.

Creamed Salmon

Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm started the group, and we take turns suggesting themes for the month.  If you're a food blogger and want to get in on the fun, you can email Wendy at wendyklik1517 (at) Visit our Facebook page and Pinterest page for more wonderful fish and seafood recipe ideas. We post our recipes on the third Friday of the month, if you like to plan ahead.  Which I sometimes do.

Creamed Salmon

Yield: 4 Servings
Author: Sid's Sea Palm Cooking -
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 5 MinTotal time: 10 Min
This can be served as a light lunch or dinner even.


  • 1 can 14.75 oz.  canned salmon, drained
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill or other seasoning if desired
  • 1/4 tsp. dill for sprinkling on top if desired.


  1. Open the can of salmon and drain.   If it has a lot of skin on it, feel free to discard if not desired.
  2. Make a roux of the butter and flour, heat for a couple of minutes, and then add the milk, whisking as you add it.  Continue to cook the white sauce for a couple of minutes, whisking constantly to prevent lumps. Add the green peas, let cook for a minute or so over low heat.  Then add the salmon and heat through, stirring it gently to prevent it from breaking up too much.  Taste and add the salt and pepper and the dill.  Serve on toast or alone, and sprinkle with a little dill on top if desired.

Note: If the Bechamel sauce isn't thick enough, you can always swirl a 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch into some cold milk and whisk it into the sauce and let it cook through.  

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Fish Friday Foodies

Fish Friday Foodies

Fish Friday Foodies

Comfort Food Recipes

Hosted by Sue Lau


Here are some of the dishes I've made in the past for Fish Friday Foodies if you want to check them out:  

Shooting Star (Stjerneskud)  Fiskfrikadeller med Karry (Fishcakes with Curry).  and the last one I got to make and share at a gathering before Covid put a stop to fun stuff.  Smoked Salmon Tarts .

There are a lot more, just search on here for Fish Friday Foodies.

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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. I have always had dogs. I currently have 4 of them. I am so sorry you are living without a faithful companion right now. It is so very hard when we lose our pets. I'm glad that Sue gave you a reason to comfort yourself.

    1. This is only the second time in my life I've been without a dog. I will get another one when the time is right. I hadn't made this dish since our Mauli passed away, and that's seven years ago now. Mauli loved this but shrimp were her favorite.

  2. Oh my goodness! I've never seen a seafood version of this - my mom used to make creamed hamburger and this reminds me of that; definitely going to have to give it a try! It's been about 5 years for me since we had a dog in the house and I've been missing them a lot lately... it's been hard since I was really, really bonded to the 2 I lost very close to each other but maybe it's time again.

    1. This is surprisingly good, even if I didn't have a dog to share it with. ;) Our last dog, who has been gone just over a year, did not like any kind of seafood. It's not fun having to pick up all the food I drop, although my last dog was pretty lazy about 'vacuuming' up scraps.


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