Salmon [Pea] Wiggle

Creamed Salmon on Toast
This recipe was given to me by mother-in-law. It was a favorite special occasion entree when my husband was a child growing up in Ohio. The recipe was one that my mother-in-law made the first time to take to a social luncheon - something unique. My husband and his siblings remember this dish fondly, and when we visit her, my mother-in-law will sometimes make it for the entier crowd. Internet search revealed this recipe in a few permutations, all called "Salmon Pea Wiggle" and often served over egg noodles, saltines, rice, toast, and other ingredients added like parmesan cheese, horseradish, white wine, etc. There's even a Tuna Pea Wiggle mentioned!


  • 1 large can of cooked salmon in water (16 oz)
  • 1 package of white sauce mix
  • 1 small can of petit peas, drained
  • 1 large can of match-stick potatoes (snack isle of grocery store)


  1. Prepare white sauce according to package instructions, in medium sauce pan.
  2. Add can of salmon, separating the chucks of meat.
  3. Add the drained can of peas.
  4. Cover and heat on low.
  5. Place a fist-full of match-stick potatoes in the center of each plate.
  6. Spoon salmon/peas/sauce over potatoes and serve hot.


A serving of this receip is 336 calories with 17 grams of fat. The fat content is deciptive though because although white sauce is generally high in sat fat, and the salmon is high in Omega-3 fatty acids. The matchstick potatoes are high in fat calories too, so switching to steamed brown rice or pretzels would bring the calories down.

Yield and timing

This recipe makes 4 servings and takes all of 15 minutes to perpare.

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