Sunday, March 29, 2009

Boley's Salmon Loaf

I would like to start with a disclaimer that I don't cook. So regardless of the voting, the fact that I even had basic ingredients and could follow a recipe makes me a winner. That said, I think I did pretty well. At least I didn't have to feed my concoction to the dog :)

Salmon Loaf

Here are my basic ingredients: salmon, milk, onion, eggs, bread crumbs and flavorings.

I made my own bread crumbs first:

Then combined all the ingredients:

I noticed halfway through mixing the ingredients that something was staring back at me. If you look closely, you can make out a hoot owl.


Some changes I made from the recipe were that I used wheat bread crumbs and added different spices. I used some lemon pepper for taste. I used basil instead of dill and added a bunch of regular pepper.

Here's the loaf after coming out of the oven, 350 degrees for 45 minutes:

Now comes the most important part. Presentation. Some people make a lot of money making crappy food, but they present it well. Unfortunately, I have limited presentation skills. But I did manage to rest the loaf on a bed of greens, top off with some lemon juice and some parsley. Here's the finished product:


Pretty freakin' good, considering it's a fish in loaf form. I think Pam and I were both pretty skeptical considering when I put it in the loaf pan it looked like ham salad, which, if you are familiar with ham salad, is not at all appealing. We at it with some mixed greens and baked sweet potatoes. It's not something we would make every week, but it was surprisingly tasty. Below you can see Pam pleasantly surprised, as well as Lucky, who really was dismayed that we wouldn't let him have any.


  1. I'm very impressed Mr. Boley! And, I think that we shall try this, we've been in a fishy mood as of late.

  2. OK, first off, good job. Looks tasty, good presentation and does sound good.

    Secondly, I didn't HAVE to feed my concoction to the dog. She was ALLOWED to eat it.

    I bet a yoghurt sauce would be good with that.

  3. I second the yoghurt sauce... and I think it looks great, sir. Hats off to you!