Here is a salmon lovers’ version of “shepherd’s pie” with a few pantry staples and leftover mashed potatoes that go right into the loaf. It’s so easy to make and enjoy.
2 cans (7.5 oz /213 g each) salmon, drained
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped shallots or green onions
3 cups cooked mashed potatoes
This is a great recipe to use up yesterday’s leftover mashed potatoes and use canned salmon.
Canned salmon has bones and that’s where the calcium is. Don’t throw them out, just mash them up into the salmon and they will breakdown while cooking.
Bone is a living tissue, that is constantly renewing and repairing itself from everyday wear and tear. However, like many nutrients, calcium is absorbed less effectively as we age. Try out our calcium calculator to see if you are getting enough in your daily diet.
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