Creamed Salmon on Toast Recipe

This recipe is close to my heart. My late mother-in-law, Florence, introduced me to Creamed Salmon on Toast many moons ago. It used to be a favourite of ours to share when we got together over the years. Whenever I make it, I always think of her and the loving, thoughtful person she was – in fact, she was my best friend for many years.
The only other person who has a passion for eating this delectable dish is my son Taylor. The last time I made it was over 5 years ago when he was visiting from Vancouver. Yesterday, he asked if I’d like to make Creamed Salmon for lunch since Nellie was away at the gym and wouldn’t be around to ‘enjoy the delightful fish smells’. Our cat and dog were thrilled to eat the drained fish oil and bones.
If you are lucky enough to live on one of our coasts, then you have access to fresh wild salmon for this recipe. If you’re like me, I just use a can of WILD salmon. Please do NOT use farmed salmon for the reasons described in this informative documentary (here). Look for the word “Wild” right on the label.

First, de-bone the salmon.
Toast whole wheat bread.
Heat or cook peas.
Next, in a frypan, melt the butter on medium until it just starts to bubble.
Add the flour and stir with a wisk. It will become ‘crumbly’.

Add milk, one third at a time, wisking until smooth.
Add salmon and wisk until completely mixed.

If you wish, add a pinch of salt and pepper.
Place toast on a plate and smother with Creamed Salmon. Top with peas (warmed up leftover or freshly cooked). Voila! You have Creamed Salmon on Toast – an incredible feast!


Recipe for Creamed Salmon on Toast
1 Can Wild Salmon or fresh cooked
1 cup milk, more or less
1 Tbsp. or so flour
2 Tbsp. butter
salt and pepper optional

From my cookbook “Mom’s Recipes“.



Early Spring Chili

Today is one of those early spring days with cloudy skies, cool wind, and a sprinkling of rain.  So I decided it was time to make “Clean-out-the-fridge Chili”.  I can’t take credit for this wonderful recipe ……full credit goes to my late neighbour and good friend John McKenna.  Whenever we had a skating party he always brought his exceptional Chili and when asked about the recipe, he just said that he cleaned out his fridge and added all the little tidbits to his Chili:  even a half a bottle of beer!   So in honour of John McKenna, I dedicate my Chili, today and in the future, sans beer.

This morning I soaked a cup of dried kidney beans, then cooked them up, setting them aside for later.  Then this afternoon, I fried up about 3/4 lb. of local, free range ground beef in my big dutch oven.  I usually start this in the morning, but my visiting sister Faye and I had other plans.   I started cutting up all the other stuff while it cooked, then added them altogether :


4 medium onions

1/2 sweet red pepper

1/2 green pepper

1 large carrot, diced

1  1/2 cups diced celery

1 cup brown beans

1 can black beans

the cooked kidney beans

4 tomatoes, the last of my garden tomatoes from the freezer

1 tablespoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

2-3 tablespoons chili powder

a couple of shakes of Mrs. Dash

Water to just cover everything

Now the Chili is simmering on the stove and the smell is already making its way through the house.  I’ve barely cleaned up and Melvin is already wondering when it’s going to be ready!

I like to serve Chili with hot buttered whole wheat toast.  And at times, I’ve added a few drops of Tabasco sauce to my bowl to spice it up even more.

It’s almost 5 p.m. and the temperature barely got above 0 degrees Celcius ….a good Chili day, I’d say!


hip roof barn

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are

Suddenly, he was my everything.

Powell River Books Blog

Life, Family, Friends.....

The Wedge

A New Voice for East Ontario

Peace & Environment Resource Centre (PERC)

The Ottawa Peace and Environment Resource Centre (PERC) is an incorporated, registered charity. It is primarily a volunteer-run, grassroots organization with a Board of Directors to govern its operations.

Off Grid and Free: My Path to the Wilderness

Practical advice for off-gridders, homesteaders, preppers. 39 years off-grid homesteading experience. Blog, videos, podcasts, book (print, ebook, audio)

The Radical Homemaker

Warning: Blending authenticity with joy may arouse contempt.

Mother Matters Burlington

Pregnancy, birth and postpartum support. Conscious parenting too!

B&H Your Community Grocer

Supporting Your Community Since 1963

Just another Day on the Farm

Living a step back in time

Vulnerable Watersheds

Life, Family, Friends.....

Pete's Alaska

Pete's Alaska — God, family, country my view out the cabin window.

Cam Mather

Books • Speaking • Consulting • etc.

Lactation Matters

The official blog of the International Lactation Consultant Association