Want a salmon loaf that is light and fluffy but holds together well?
Linda R. Mahin of Westminster requested such a recipe and the answer, tested and chosen by Chef Gilles Syglowski, came from Catherine Sheldon of Churchville who says she has used her recipe for 30 years and "the mother who gave it to me used it for that many years before."
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Chef Syglowski, with the help of chefs and students at the Baltimore International Culinary College, tested these recipes.
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Sheldon's salmon loaf
1 can (14.75 ounces) salmon, liquid drained and reserved
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup milk
1 cup saltine crackers (about 12), crumbled
3 eggs, separated
2 tablespoons parsley
1 tablespoon grated onion
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Grease a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan. Fold a sheet of wax paper and fit into bottom and up sides of pan leaving a 1-inch overhang. Grease the paper.
Place salmon liquid into pan, add butter and milk. Heat until butter melts. Stir in saltines, let stand 5 minutes.
Flake salmon and fold into crumb mixture.
Beat egg yolks and blend into salmon mix. Add onion, lemon, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
Beat egg whites to soft peaks and fold into salmon mixture and pour into pan. Set loaf pan into a pan with 1 inch boiling water.
Bake at 350 degrees 40 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
Let stand 5 minutes and unmold.
Serve with egg sauce, cucumber-yogurt sauce or a sauce of your choice.