A flavorful pesto helps keep the fish moist, and toasted bread crumbs give the entree a nice finishing touch. “I like to use fresh basil from the garden for this easy dish,” notes Lee Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri.
My husband, Chet, and I both love sport fishing—in fact, we even went fishing on our honeymoon! This tasty recipe is a favorite when we have leftover cooked salmon to use up. It's also great with canned salmon.—Lisa Royston, Wasilla, Alaska
It's easy to stir together this thick sauce to dress up broiled salmon steaks. The fish seems special but is really no fuss to prepare. Serve with crisp deli coleslaw and store-bought lemon cake for dessert...or try a Caesar salad and frozen key lime pie.
Next, she prepares the Speedy Salmon Casserole, which bakes at the same oven temperature as the cake.
"Living here on the Kenai Peninsula, we have plenty of fresh salmon. Bat this creamy, comforting casserole tastes just as good with canned salmon," she assures.
"It's also a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes—or dress up instant ones.
“This has been a favorite with everyone who has tried it,” Nancy Culbert assures from Whitehorn, California. A tongue-tingling cilantro-lime sauce compliments tender salmon fillets in the pleasing entree.
"Canned salmon from the cupboard makes these delicious salmon patties so fast to fix," reports Juanita Gross of Clearwater, Kansas. "And they always get rave reviews," she adds. At a mere 39¢ per patty, they make an economical lunch or dinner.
The moist salmon steaks and simple sauce are cooked in the same skillet for each prep and cleanup. "Friends have found this dinner to be elegant and delicious," says Valerie Hutson of Byron, Minnesota.