Rating: 4.53 stars
78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

A quick and easy snack or lite dinner of creamed salmon and peas. The sauce may be made as thin or thick as you like.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan or skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour, stirring constantly, until a smooth paste is formed. Gradually add milk and reserved liquid from peas, stirring constantly, until a smooth thick gravy is formed.

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  • Flake salmon into a bowl, breaking apart any large pieces. Stir salmon and peas into the sauce carefully with a wooden spoon to avoid mashing the peas. Cook until heated through. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

  • Toast bread in toaster oven or broiler pan. Butter, if desired, and top with salmon mixture.

Nutrition Facts

336 calories; protein 29.1g; carbohydrates 13.9g; fat 17.6g; cholesterol 73.2mg; sodium 880.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (81)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2007
My husband grew up eating this. The only difference is instead of making the cream sauce his mother used to use cream of mushroom soup. Less work and just as yummy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2013
Nostalgic dish that's bland bland bland. I added a good squeeze of yellow mustard from the bottle to give it SOME kick and flavor. It helped. Also I substituted about a quarter cup of the milk for the salmon water out of the can to enhance the salmon flavor. I'd definitely advise adding mustard or dill or paprika. Read More
(9)
78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2007
My husband grew up eating this. The only difference is instead of making the cream sauce his mother used to use cream of mushroom soup. Less work and just as yummy. Read More
(121)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2005
Super. This recipe was a childhood favorite. I put the salmon in puff pastry cups for a fancier meal. Read More
(66)
Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2008
Creamed salmon has been a staple all of my life, but we saute the onion along with finely sliced celery, and we add 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. of Old Bay seasoning. It just depends upon what's in your panty. We also think that it's better the next day. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2005
For being so simple this was so good! I did add some marojam and parsley with the pepper for extra flavor. Easy quick and tasty. Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2011
I love creamed salmon on toast, I saute a little diced onion and add 1/2 tsp. of dried mustard to the cream sauce. I replace the peas with cooked asparagus spears layed on the toast before I add the salmon mixture. Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2006
This recipe is exactly how my mother made it except we had it over mashed potatoes. It's still a family favorite! I use skim milk (and cook it longer to thicken the sauce)and serve it over a baked potato. A great cold-weather meal! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2009
As written, this is the recipe I ate (and hated) throughout childhood because I didn't like salmon, hated canned peas and the white sauce was always the consistency of library paste. But then I decided to see if I couln't tweak it to something we'd like. So I sauteed a sweet onion and fresh mushrooms in evo, blanched some fresh peas, used canned red salmon instead of pink and seasoned the sauce with thyme and white pepper. I served it over whole wheat pasta and loved it! Since I had no liquid from the peas, I thinned the sauce with a bit of the pasta water. We will be having this agin for sure. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2008
I skipped the peas and the pea juice, and it turned out really well. I had to let it cook for 20 minutes before the flavors started blending together nicely. Makes a lot. very easy, I would definitely make this again! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2006
Great comfort food! My mother used to make this. I did use leftover grilled salmon instead of canned. I also added some finely minced onions and parsley in the sauce for added flavor. I substituted frozen peas for canned too. My husband had never eaten this before and he loved it. I will start making it again! Read More
(19)
Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2013
Nostalgic dish that's bland bland bland. I added a good squeeze of yellow mustard from the bottle to give it SOME kick and flavor. It helped. Also I substituted about a quarter cup of the milk for the salmon water out of the can to enhance the salmon flavor. I'd definitely advise adding mustard or dill or paprika. Read More
(9)