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lockdown essentials: awesome beggar’s pouch dinner

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

I got this idea from my housekeeper’s daughter. She is a college student who is currently staying with us, because the schools are closed. She made this recipe in her dorm microwave, and it sounded interesting enough to modify to the oven, and with additional ingredients. Her original recipe was a tin of salmon with sliced onions… I think we can do better than that… So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For lockdown essentials: awesome beggar’s pouch dinner

  • 6 oz
    salmon, or tuna, or chicken, 1 tin
  • 1/2 sm
    yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • peas, carrots, broccoli, whatever

How To Make lockdown essentials: awesome beggar’s pouch dinner

  • 1
  • 2
    The only things you will need (besides the ingredients) is some parchment paper, and a functioning oven.
  • 3
    This recipe works with several different things… you could have a tin of tuna, salmon, chicken, turkey… just make sure you drain it before baking.
  • 4
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 5
    Place a rack in the middle position and preheat your oven to 350f (175c).
  • 6
    Place the thinly sliced onion onto a generous piece of parchment paper.
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    Add the tin of drained salmon, tuna, or chicken, and gently mix with the salt, pepper, and lemon juice, then top with the butter.
  • 8
    Add additional veggies, if desired.
  • 9
    Pull the sides of the parchment paper up, and twist into a beggar’s pouch.
  • 10
    Place into the oven and bake for 55 – 60 minutes.
  • 11
    Unwrap and allow to rest for 3 – 5 minutes.
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  • So Yummy
    Serve up with fresh bread, or just eat by itself. Enjoy.
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