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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.

  • 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
  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.


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

  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

    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!

  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.

  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.

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

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

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


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