This easy recipe is made with canned salmon and peas in a milk gravy. Serve on toast or saltine crackers for a quick tasty meal. Yummy!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place milk in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to the boiling point, stirring constantly. Gradually whisk in the flour with a fork, and continue cooking and stirring until slightly thickened. Stir in the peas, and let the mixture heat back up to a simmer while stirring constantly. Mix in the salmon, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue cooking and stirring until thick and heated through. Serve over saltine crackers or toast.

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Nutrition Facts

351.9 calories; 38.8 g protein; 15 g carbohydrates; 72.8 mg cholesterol; 740.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
I agree it is best to make a lump free white sauce first. 2T flour 2T butter (or oil) and 1 cup milk is the basic recipe. Double it for this one. Melt the butter add the flour cook briefly (45 sec) add the milk and thicken. Add milk if too thick. Then add canned (or preferably frozen) peas. Heat. Then add the salmon keeping chunks. Heat on the lowest setting. Red salmon is better than Pink. Strangely fresh caught cooked salmon is not as good as canned! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/16/2005
Maybe I didn't follow the recipe right but it did not come out the way it should have... it turned out too saucy. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
I agree it is best to make a lump free white sauce first. 2T flour 2T butter (or oil) and 1 cup milk is the basic recipe. Double it for this one. Melt the butter add the flour cook briefly (45 sec) add the milk and thicken. Add milk if too thick. Then add canned (or preferably frozen) peas. Heat. Then add the salmon keeping chunks. Heat on the lowest setting. Red salmon is better than Pink. Strangely fresh caught cooked salmon is not as good as canned! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2004
I make a recipe similar to this but I start it by making a roux with butter and flour to thicken the milk. I add the milk slowly and wait for it to thicken. I also use 1-2 cans of East Point Canned Shrimp instead of salmon. The salmon is a bit too much for me. This recipe is classic new england and milk gravy is a bit bland but for me add a bit of salt pour over saltine crackers and this is fantastic comfort food!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2006
I am so happy to have found this recipe. I grew up eating this and I love it. It's even better over boiled potatoes mashed with a fork. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2010
to all of you that thought this was too "saucy" well that is what this food is. it's why its called salmon pea WIGGLE and not salmon pea casserole! it's meant to be used like a gravy. this is just like my grandmother made it very tasty! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2009
I halved this recipe to make 2 good sized servings and served it over sliced potatoes. Also used frozen peas. It was quite tasty not to mention healthy and quick! It's like a faster version of tuna (or I guess salmon) casserole. I'll make this again thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/16/2005
Maybe I didn't follow the recipe right but it did not come out the way it should have... it turned out too saucy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2006
I substituted 2 cans of tuna saving the juice to use as part of the milk for the gravy. I have made this twice and served it once over biscuits and once over saltines. My 3 and 5 year old sons loved it! I also used frozen peas! Quick and healthy with skim milk too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
I grew up loving this recipe and made it by making a rue first with butter and flour then adding the milk peas and salmon......eating it over saltines boiled or mahsed potatoes....brings back warm childhood memories of simpler days... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2005
Love this! Great for a winter or rainy day and full of vitamins. Sure to get kids to eat fish and love it!! Mine do Read More
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