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Stuffed Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce with Cheese on top.

 

Stuffed Salmon Shells

The large pasta shells were stuffed with canned salmon, a blend of vegetables topped with creamy lemon sauce and shredded mild cheddar cheese before putting into the oven. The lemon sauce adds a slight tart flavor to the stuffed salmon shells.

Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

Stuffed Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce and Cheese

 

Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

Julia Ann
Large pasta shells are stuffed with salmon patty mixture and topped with a creamy lemon sauce with shredded mild cheddar cheese on top.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Seafood
Cuisine American
Servings 5

Ingredients
  

  • STUFFING

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven 350 F. Grease a 9 x 13 oven proof casserole dish.
  • Cook 10 large pasta shells as instructions on the package. Rinse in water and set aside.
  • Add the drained, rinsed salmon into a large bowl.
  • Add the stuffing ingredients and blend well.
  • Fill each shell with the salmon mixture.
  • Set shells into the greased casserole.
  • MAKE THE LEMON SAUCE
  • Melt butter in a saucepan that will hold 2 cups.
  • Blend in the flour with a whisk until thickened.
  • Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and cream or evaporated milk.
  • Using a whisk, stir constantly while cooking to a smooth and medium thick sauce.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add the lemon juice and nutmeg, blend.
  • Pour the sauce over the stuffed salmon shells.
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top.
  • Bake 350 F for 20 minutes, until browned and bubbly.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes before serving

Notes

The sauce is adapted from Claiborne, Craig, The New York Times Menu Cook Book, 1966. p.134........Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® bring you great recipes, outstanding herbs and spices for your cooking experience. ©2007-2018 Netta Belle’s Choice® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk.Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office.”nettabelleschoice.com and cookbookinabox.com. All rights reserved.
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The evolution of Stuffed Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

I am sure we all have a menu to resort to at the end of  pay period. Mine was making tuna casserole, using noodles, peas and a can of tuna, maybe with a can of mushroom soup. After about 3 months of that recipe, my husband informed me he did not like tuna.  So I switched to salmon patties for awhile. Well,  50 year later, tried salmon patties again.  After a couple of meals, decided best to look for another recipe to use canned salmon.  It was the development of Stuffed Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce with cheese.

Stuffed Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

Stuffed Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

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Steamed Salmon with Bok Choy

 

Salmon and Bok Choy, Microwave Steamed

Salmon and bok choy before microwave steaming.

Salmon and bok choy before microwave steaming.

How do you buy your salmon?  I really like it fresh, though sometimes for economy and time-saving, frozen from a ‘big box store’ is easiest.   I always look to see how and where the salmon grew up.  When possible, I will get a fresh large filet and cut into serving sizes and freeze remainder for later use. Most of my recipes for salmon are broiled or baked, sometimes sautéed.  The Microwave Steamed Salmon and Bok Choy is a one dish meal with no extra oil or fat added. When using frozen salmon filets, thaw in  refrigerator. To prepare, wash and remove scales from salmon, rinse and dry.

Washing and cleaning the scales off the salmon filet.

Washing and cleaning the scales off the salmon filet.

Diet wise, it is smart to eat salmon at least once a week.  The omega-3, high in protein, and vitamins D, B12 and 6 are all found in the salmon. Canned salmon has all the same nutrients plus calcium because the bones are included.  When first married, salmon patties were the last resort meal before the next pay-day.  I am sure some of you can relate.

There are so many vegetables available that I did not see when first married, soon to be 50 years ago.  Bok choy is one.  Bok choy, also known as Chinese cabbage.  It is good in stir-fry, addition to chicken soup or even chicken broth for a light soup.  It is a vegetable to be eaten raw in salads or in coleslaw  Bok choy is a zero calorie recommended vegetable.  It is rich in vitamins A, C and K  as well as potassium and calcium to name a few.

Thoroughly wash bok choy stalks and leaves to remove dirt and grit.  Cut the wide stalks in half lengthwise and slice both the white stalk and leaves into 1/2-inch pieces. Put the bok choy in the bottom of a microwave dish.  Lay the salmon filets on top.

In a small bowl, mix the ginger, reduced-sodium soy sauce and lemon juice.  Pour over the filets and bok choy.  Cover the dish with plastic wrap, leaving a corner uncovered to vent.

Microwave the salmon and bok choy 5-9 minutes on high.  The salmon will be light pink in the center and tender when done.  Lightly prick the filets with a fork to test for flakiness.

 Microwave Steamed Salmon with Bok Choy

Microwave Steamed Salmon with Bok Choy

Julia Ann
A healthy one-dish meal without extra oil or fat added. Gain the benefits of omega-3 and protein of salmon and zero bok choy calories.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 29 mins
Course Seafood
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 5-6 ounce frozen or fresh salmon filets

Instructions
 

  • Prepare in a microwave casserole.
  • Wash and remove scales from salmon, marinate in 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice.
  • Thoroughly wash bok choy to remove dirt and grit.
  • Cut leaves and stalk in half lengthwise, slice into 1/2-inch pieces.
  • Place bok choy in the bottom of casserole.
  • Drain and dry salmon, place on top of bok choy.
  • In a small bowl, mix the ginger, soy sauce and lemon juice.
  • Pour over salmon and bok choy.
  • Cover with plastic wrap, leaving corner uncovered to vent.
  • Microwave dish 5-9 minutes on high.
  • Salmon will be flaky when pricked with a fork to test for doneness.

Notes

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For this particular meal, I roasted root vegetables to serve with the microwave steamed salmon with bok choy.

Microwave steamed salmon with bok choy and roasted root vegetables.

Microwave steamed salmon with bok choy and roasted root vegetables.

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