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Wed May 6, 2020, 08:45 PM

Fisherman's Pie from leftovers and pantry things

After reading a thread in GD about a meatless May, I thought this would be a good one to post. As a senior who has trouble keeping her protein levels up and with no time to research a vegan diet, I will try to stretch the proteins I have as far as possible.

Looking at what I had in the freezer, fridge, and pantry today I decided to make a (bastard) fisherman's pie. What I had on hand:
large salmon fillet
8 ounces of cottage cheese
4 ounces parmesan cheese
eggs (I used 2)
10 ounce steam in bag carrots
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 small shallot
1 clove garlic
dry dill leaves
1 pack of Idahoan instant mashed potatoes (see https://www.democraticunderground.com/115791373 for a laugh)
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

I sauteed the onion, shallot, and garlic with spray oil, removed them from the pan and sauteed the salmon on the skin side, flipped it, turned off the heat to finish steaming it. Mixed the eggs, cottage cheese, parmesan, onion mixture, and eggs with my immersion blender. Cooked the carrots in the steam in bag, used about 2/3 of the bag, chopped slightly. Broke up the salmon (with skin), sprinkled some dill over (maybe 1/2 tsp) and mixed it with the cottage cheese and carrots, put into a casserole dish. Then mixed the potatoes according to package directions, let sit for a few minutes, stirred in the cheddar cheese. Spread the potatoes over the top, sealing edges, raked the top with a fork to make a texture. Baked for 30 mins at 350 F in convection oven, turned off oven and let sit for ten minutes and it was ready to serve.

It's probably about 6 servings and turned out delicious. Since I seldom cook with salt in a dish, it needed a little salt on top, but was otherwise great! So one large serving of salmon with leftovers plus odds and ends made three meals for my husband and me - along with a salad.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 09:01 PM

1. Sounds good

And I'm glad my thread interested you

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Response to irisblue (Reply #1)

Wed May 6, 2020, 09:13 PM

2. I did appreciate your thread - it is well timed and good information in the entire thread

I had tried to go more vegetarian in the past, but then I'd end up with low protein levels during testing before and after surgeries so I gave it up. I know that it really doesn't take all that much meat protein to achieve a good protein level with a balanced diet, so that is what I do most of the time, by making dishes with only a little meat or cheese.

At the same time, I am trying to cut carbs, so I can't stretch with pasta, rice and potatoes very often. Usually, I just put a lot of vegetables in. My husband buys pasta and rice and since I hate wasting food, I try to work them in sometimes, but pasta is what I waste the most.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 09:44 PM

3. I love salmon and cheese, but not together...

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #3)

Wed May 6, 2020, 09:47 PM

4. This worked surprisingly well So I'm happy. nt

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