Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fighting on the Home Front! A Fishy Dilemma.

Good afternoon, Mrs. Jones. I see you looking rather glumly at your cupboard.

Why fish is a healthy source of low fat protein! And it can store well in a cupboard for when you run low on points. Whatever could be the matter with that?

I see! Well, as our friend Prudence Penny reminds us:

No matter how you cook it --
In any way you wish,
You can't disguise the odor --
Fish always smells like fish!
But what about the flavor?
It's really up to you
Whether it's the same old thing
Or some taste treat that's new!

Mrs. Smith knows that with a few basic ingredients, you can  make a fantastic casserole that can really hook your family. Here's a recipe that can make a can-in-the-back into the Catch of the Day! Don't let the name fool you, not only is it a tasty casserole treat, it also serves well cold for sandwiches the next day.

Seafood Loaf

  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 C salmon, tuna, mackerel or other cooked fish
  • 1 C medium white sauce
    • 2 Tbsp butter melted over low heat, combine with 2 Tbsp flour until smooth and then 3/4 c cold milk, cook until thickened.
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1/2 C pickle relish
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 C chopped celery
  • 1 C dry bread crumbs (Mrs. Smith uses the ends of her homemade bread after it gets stale!)
    • Combine all ingredients.
    • Mix well and pack into greased loaf pan.
    • Bake in 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes or until set.
    • Serve with egg or mushroom sauce (optional).
Don't forget to recycle those cans! and Keep 'em flying Mrs. Smith!