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Catholic Recipe: Seattle Shortcake


  • 1 package corn muffin mix or corn bread
  • 1 can (1 pound) salmon
  • 1 can (1 pound) peas
  • milk
  • 4 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 4 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup grated American cheese (or cheddar cheese)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 2 Tablespoons chili sauce
  • Details

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time: 1 1/2 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin:

Place this salmon and pea mixture in the middle of a ring of cornbread for a well-presented and delicious meatless meal.


Prepare corn muffin mix according to package directions. Bake in well-greased 8-inch ring mold in hot oven (400°) 30 minutes. While corn bread is baking, drain salmon and peas, reserving liquid. Boil this liquid rapidly until reduced to 1/2 cup. Add enough milk to make 2 cups; reserve. Melt butter or margarine; blend in flour. Add milk mixture; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Reduce heat; add cheese; stir until melted. Flake salmon in large pieces; add with peas, Tabasco, and chili sauce; heat. Place corn bread ring on platter; fill center with salmon mixture. Makes 6 servings.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
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