Salmon and Tuna Loaf with Tarragon Tarter Sauce; the update

Things are finally starting to take shape.  We have walls,

The frame is started for the tub and shower.  They’re going to be elevated a few inches to make room for the plumbing underneath – and ’cause we thought it would look cool.

Important note here: there is insulation behind that pretty turquoise wall!  I do love a warm bathroom…..



Whilst waiting for the tub and tile to get here he’s been working on the vanity cabinets.


Can’t say as how they look like much now, but they are meant to be built in and full of drawers and shelves.  He assures me he has a plan.

Meanwhile, he’s working on his least favorite thing in the whole world: plumbing.

And he just told me that he dropped a key part to something down the wall where the vent pipe is – that goes all the way to the cellar – that will now be there forever.

He really hates plumbing…..

He also hates fish….. At least, most fish.

For some obscure reason he liked this. Maybe it evokes happy childhood memories.

This sits firmly in the category of ‘Retro’ food.

It’s also healthy, can be made from the pantry and equally good hot or cold, making it great for summer picnics.

Salmon and Tuna Loaf with Tarragon Tarter Sauce

Salmon and Tuna Loaf with Tarragon Tarter Sauce

8oz (240gr) canned salmon, drained
8oz (240gr) canned tuna, drained
2 eggs
2 tbs dry dread crumbs
2 tbs white wine
1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
1 tbs dried onion flakes
1 tbs fresh chives
1 tsp fresh tarragon

Put eggs in a medium bowl and lightly whisk.  Add mustard, crumbs, onions herbs and wine, whisk well.  Add fish, breaking up with a fork and stir well to combine.  Do not ‘mash’ together, though….
Line a 4 X 8 (10 X 20cm) loaf pan with parchment or wax paper.  Butter the paper.  Spoon fish mixture into pan and bake, 350F (175C) for 45 minutes. 
Remove and let rest 10 minutes.  Remove from pan, peel off paper, slice and serve.  Or let cool and refrigerate to serve cold.


Tarragon Tarter Sauce

1/2 cup plain or Greek yogurt
1 tbs fresh tarragon
1 tbs fresh chives
2 tsp Dijon-style mustard
1/3 tsp garlic powder

Put all ingredeints in a small bowl and stir well.  Set aside for 15 minutes to blend flavors.

10 thoughts on “Salmon and Tuna Loaf with Tarragon Tarter Sauce; the update”

  1. Oh Katie
    This is my kind of food Tarragon mayo is a great accompaniment. Its raining here and really miserable might just make it for lunch

  2. This loaf reminds me of when I was a kid. It was one of the only things mom could make that the entire family would love…the fuss-budgets and the pseodo vegetarians.

  3. I do love living vicariously through your renovations. And even better, you always dish up something wonderful to go with it. This time is no exception.

  4. I’m loving the sound of this “fishloaf”.
    Renovations are so much more interesting from this distance! But you are lucky that your mari is so handy at doing so much.

  5. Go walls! Useful things. Kind of important. I suppose.
    This loaf looks excellent! I’ve actually never seen anything like it.

  6. It looks delicious! I’ve never combined salmon and tuna and must give it a try. That bathroom is moving right along.

  7. Ah, progress! Even down in the depths of the wall, progress! When I lived in Phila, PA, in an 200+ yr old house from the revolutionary war time, and now on the historic register, the house owner found a toy, and papers in the walls when he was remodeling. Why the toy and papers in the wall I wondered, but I will likely not know. One day, someone will find your key plumbing part and wonder why it was in the wall.

  8. Gilli, good for a rainy day – easy and warming.
    Val, it was a regular on the Friday schedule at our house…. Well, not this version, but you know what I mean.
    Ruth, I’d like to try vicarious for a bit ;-))
    Toni, exactly, distance makes it all more fun.
    Joanne, we do like to have them around the bathroom. That old bush I used a year ago was a bit in the open.
    Year on the Grill – and catch up on the magazines?
    Ina, well – didn’t have enough salmon and I liked the flavor better ;-))
    Pam, we get the tiles this weekend – we hope!
    Lannae, they will wonder – it’s still in the orignal package with price…..

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