Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Salmon Salad with Pan Fried Potatoes



This is a quick meal idea that I enjoy - maybe more so because I grew up with it. Think of it as a healthy version of Fish and Chips.

Ingredients:
  • 1 small to medium head Chinese cabbage
  • 1 can drained canned salmon or chunk tuna
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 - 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
  • 4 - 6 peeled and finely chopped potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp butter for browning
  • salt and pepper
Method:
  1. Brown potatoes in butter, over medium heat, stirring as needed until done. About 20 - 30 minutes. Season to taste.
  2. Wash and chop Chinese cabbage. Add drained fish (complete with bones if using salmon - it dissolves into the salad and is rich in nutrients.)
  3. Mix dressing (mayo, lemon juice, salt and pepper) and stir into salad.
  4. Pass the ketchup.

8 comments:

  1. This is one of my favourite meals too!! I like that you used Chinese cabbage for this salad - looks so lovely!

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  2. This looks like something I would love! If I wanted to use miracle whip instead of mayonnaise, should I cut back on the lemon juice? Your wisdom is appreciated. Thanks so much for another great recipe! Lisa

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    1. Lisa, I'm not sure if you would do decrease the lemon juice, because I find miracle to be sweeter than mayonnaise.
      It really is a personal preference thing of how tart you like it. You could also start with 1 Tbsp of vinegar, instead of lemon juice and taste ... and add more if you like. It is such a small amount - stir it up with a tiny whisk or spoon in a small bowl and adjust to taste. It is surprising how far the small amount goes when mixed into a salad. All the best!

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  3. Salmon or Tuna Salad made like this is my all-time favorite, I have been known to chow down the whole can myself. Pairing it with fried potatoes just made it a two person meal for me to share with my husband.

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  4. I had to chuckle and remember my dear Mom---her accent would have pronounced "finely shopped potatoes", just like that! I can just hear her. fun type-o.

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    1. You made me smile too... oh boy.. , you always wonder how you don't see the typo right away.

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  5. You can par-boil the potatoes too which cuts down on the sauteing time, anyway they're so tasty

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  6. Excellent speedy dinner tonight, used a can of salmon nearing its best by date. bonus!

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