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Salmon Shells in Lemon Cream Sauce

Julia Ann
Flaky steamed salmon fill large pasta shells, bakes on diced bok choy and covered with a creamy lemon sauce and plenty of shredded cheddar cheese for a delicious meal, add the salad.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 10 large pasta shells
  • 12 ounces of steamed salmon or 2- 4 inch x 2 inch frozen salmon steaks 1 cup of cooked flaked salmon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup of steamed finely diced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely crushed saltines
  • 1 beaten egg
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  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 4 tablespoon all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 cup 99% fat free chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cream or 1/2 cup undiluted evaporated milk
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven 350 F.
  • Grease 9 x 9 oven proof casserole dish
  • Cook 10 large pasta shells according to instructions on package.
  • Rinse in cold water and set aside.
  • Steam the salmon with lemon juice and water in the microwave 3 minutes, until just flaky.
  • Drain and remove the skin and fat from the salmon, discard.
  • Measure the flaked salmon, use a loosely packed 1 cup.
  • Put the salmon in large bowl.
  • Add the ginger, garlic, salt, celery, saltines and beaten egg.
  • Blend without shredding the salmon.
  • Stuff into the large pasta shells, set aside.
  • Put 1 cup of diced bok choy on the bottom of the greased casserole.
  • Place the filled pasta shells on top.
  • Set aside while making the lemon sauce.
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  • Melt butter in one-quart sauce pan.
  • Blend in the flour with a whisk until a smooth paste.
  • Gradually add the chicken broth, whisk until smooth.
  • Stir in the cream or undiluted evaporated milk.
  • Stir constantly until the sauce is smooth and thicken.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Blend in the lemon juice and nutmeg.
  • Pour sauce over the stuffed salmon shells.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
  • Bake 350 F for 30 minutes, or until browned and bubbly.
  • Let rest 5 minutes before serving.


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