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Perfect Salmon Loaf

Salmon loaf which is so economical and tastes so darn good. You can make sandwiches out of any leftovers too.
Course Main dish
Cuisine American
Keyword perfect salmon loaf, salmon loaf with crackers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 258kcal
Author Joe Boyle


  • 1 14.5 oz . can salmon Or fresh salmon...see blog post instructions
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1 large celery rib , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 25 saltine crackers , (1 cup crumbs)
  • 1/4 cup half and half Substitute whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp dried dill weed
  • 2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 2 tsp anchovy paste , optional but it adds a lot of umami to enhance the flavor
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Crisco or cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Open the salmon can, pour the liquid into a small bowl and place the salmon onto a large plate. Separate the salmon to locate the larger backbone pieces and larger bones. Remove them along with the dark colored skin on the salmon.
  • Place the salmon into a large mixing bowl. Use a pastry cutter or fork to break up the salmon into very small pieces.
  • Crumble the saltine crackers by hand or in a food processor or in a gallon ziplock bag using a rolling pin and place in the small bowl with the juice from the canned salmon and add the half and half to fully soak the crumbs.
  • Saute the onion and celery in a skillet with the butter until slightly softened 3 minutes and add to the salmon.
  • Add the soaked cracker crumbs to the salmon and toss with a spoon or spatula until combined well.
  • Crack the eggs into the small bowl you used for the crumbs and beat together with a fork and add to the salmon mixture.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Grease a 4" by 8" loaf pan with Crisco, (recommended), or spray well with cooking oil.
  • Add1/3 of the salmon into the pan and pack it well into the corners
  • Add the remaining salmon and pack it well.
  • Place in the oven for 45 mins and the internal temperature is 160°F.
  • Remove from the oven, rest for 5 minutes, then turn over onto a serving platter.
  • Serve with dill white sauce.


  1. Keep leftovers refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Freeze leftovers tightly wrapped in plastic wrap then placed into a freezer bag for 3 months. 


Calories: 258kcal