In honour of BC Heritage Week, today’s recipe selection comes from Parks Canada’s Heritage Gourmet Application for smart phones. This app features over 60 Canadian recipes from coast to coast; you could look up a recipe frequently used during the 18th century, try your hand at making bannock, or check out a national historic site favourite.
The Gulf of Georgia Cannery’s heritage recipe featured in the application is salmon loaf. This recipe is from the second edition of the Women’s Auxiliary to the United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union Centennial Cook Book, published in 1967. The collection of favourite recipes gathered from women in the fishing industry is dedicated to “the pioneer women of Canada, with special regard for the wives of farmers, fishermen, loggers and miners who were the early settlers in our beautiful province of British Columbia. We have special regard for the Native women of the province, who were its first citizens.”
- 1 large 14 oz | 425 g tin of salmon
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups | 500 ml milk
- 1½ cups | 375 ml soft bread crumbs
- 1 tsp | 5 ml dried sage
- 1 tsp | 5 ml salt
- 1 tsp | 5 ml ground pepper
Mix all ingredients and pour into a well buttered 6″x4″ loaf pan. Dot with butter and bake at 325°F (165°C) for 45 minutes or until done.