Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce
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Large pasta shells are stuffed with salmon patty mixture and topped with a creamy lemon sauce with shredded mild cheddar cheese on top.
Recipe type: Seafood
Cuisine: American
Serves: 5
  • 10 pasta shells, large
  • 1 14.75 ounce can pink salmon, drained, skin and fat removed and rinsed with water
  • 1 tablespoon carrot, finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon onion, finely grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 saltines, finely crushed
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon Netta Belle's Choice Ground Black Pepper
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  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1¼ cup chicken broth, such as Swanson's 99% Fat Free Chicken Broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream or Carnation Evaporated Milk, undiluted
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1 cup mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  1. Preheat oven 350 F. Grease a 9 x 13 oven proof casserole dish.
  2. Cook 10 large pasta shells as instructions on the package. Rinse in water and set aside.
  3. Add the drained, rinsed salmon into a large bowl.
  4. Add the stuffing ingredients and blend well.
  5. Fill each shell with the salmon mixture.
  6. Set shells into the greased casserole.
  8. Melt butter in a saucepan that will hold 2 cups.
  9. Blend in the flour with a whisk until thickened.
  10. Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and cream or evaporated milk.
  11. Using a whisk, stir constantly while cooking to a smooth and medium thick sauce.
  12. Remove from heat.
  13. Add the lemon juice and nutmeg, blend.
  14. Pour the sauce over the stuffed salmon shells.
  15. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top.
  16. Bake 350 F for 20 minutes, until browned and bubbly.
  17. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving
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.” and All rights reserved.
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