Catholic Recipe: Salmon-Vegetable Shortcake
- 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 Tablespoons shortening
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- melted butter
- 1 can (1 pound) peas
- 1 can (4 ounces) mushrooms
- 4 Tablespoons butter or margarine
- 4 Tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 can (1 pound) salmon, drained and flaked
- Serves: 6
- Prep Time: 1 hour
- Difficulty: • • • •
- Cost: $$$$
- For Ages: 15+
The creamed salmon-vegetable mixture is served over a homemade shortcake.
For the Shortcake: Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening with two knives or pastry blender. Beat together egg and milk; stir into flour mixture. Knead 10 strokes. Divide dough in half. Put half into greased 8-inch cake pan; brush with melted butter. Pat out remaining dough to fit on top; brush with milk. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes.
For the Salmon and Vegetables: Drain peas and mushrooms. Boil liquid from cans rapidly until reduced to 1/2 cup; add enough milk to make 2 cups. Melt butter or margarine; add flour; stir to a smooth paste. Add liquid; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Add salt, peas, mushrooms, and salmon; heat to serving temperature.
To serve, split shortcake; spoon creamed mixture in center and on top. Makes 6 servings.Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965