I wasn't sure whether to hold off on uploading this video until October when the color pink is prevalent due to Breast Cancer Awareness Month(side note: my paternal grandma had and beat breast cancer), but since June is LGBT Pride Month and the color pink is often used to celebrate trans/nonbinary pride, I decided to upload this video while it's still fresh in my memory. Oh and because my pink strawberry jack cheese expires in July.
The first thing my dad thought of when I mentioned the idea of a pink meatloaf was, "how about a blue meatloaf?" Yea I get it since you're a guy, and a blue meatloaf is possible to make(you just need either blue marlin or blue crab for the meat, spiurlina, blueberries, and lots of unnaturally blue foods). Once I mentioned the idea of making a meatloaf out of blue marlin, my dad changed the subject immediately- he's not a big fan of fish meatloaves.
I find it ironic that there are more naturally pink foods in nature than blue ones but more boys born than girls in most countries. Then again, pink used to be a boy's color back in the early 20th century, believe it or not!
You could use this meatloaf for a baby shower(if said baby is a girl), but every time babies are born in my family, they end up being boys(my dad has 3 brothers and zero sisters, plus I have 2 nephews and zero nieces).
Strawberries and salmon is a very interesting combination and I don't mean it in a bad way- the strawberries cancel out any excess fishiness from the salmon.
Unless you go to an Asian supermarket, you're not going to find pancakedorayaki(a Japanese pancake sandwich with red bean paste in between) easily, so I made that ingredient optional, which I don't do very often(but recipes aren't meant to be taken as gospel or law, you can do with you want with any recipe).
I only say not to use the salmon skin in the meatloaf because even though it's edible, it's not pink in color- and I should've gotten the smaller cans that say "skinless and boneless", not the cans that don't say that(which implies there are skin and bones in the can)
My dad said the meatloaf tasted pink(as if food can taste a certain color, which it technically can't, unless you're talking about peppers and the color red), whatever that means.
Strawberry Kit Kats: www.amazon.com/Japanese-Kit-Kat-Amaou-Strawberry/dp/B00BZ3XJPY/ref=sr_1_5_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1497990872&sr=8-5&
Strawberry Pudding: www.amazon.com/Jell-O-Instant-Strawberry-Pudding-Filling/dp/B005ZVOZL4/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1497990897&sr=8-2&
Pink Himalayan Salt Chips: www.amazon.com/Lundberg-Organic-Grounded-Tortilla-Himalayan/dp/B071S6PSCL/ref=sr_1_12_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1497985427&sr=8-12&
Pink Strawberry Jack Cheese: www.cowcandy.com/shop/Pinkie-Pie-Strawberry-Jack-Cheese-p77291596
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A large bowl
A loaf pan
Nonstick cooking spray
For the meatloaf:
2/3 tbsp. onion powder
2 beaten and whisked eggs
5 broken up strawberry Kit Kats(see HELPFUL LINKS)
1 strawberry or red bean pancakedorayaki, crumbled up into pieces(optional)
1/2 cup strawberry pudding, set(see HELPFUL LINKS)
Pinch of black pepper
1 cup of crushed pink Himalayan salt chips(see HELPFUL LINKS)
1/4 cup drained pink beans
15 oz. canned pink salmon(pink meat only, not the skin or bones!)
2-4 pink strawberry jack cheese sticks(see HELPFUL LINKS)
1. Put all the ingredients except for the cheese sticks into a large bowl. Mix all the ingredients up until you get a firm meatloaf mixture.
2. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
3. Put half the meatloaf mixture into the loaf pan. Top that meatloaf mixture with the cheese sticks and then top the cheese sticks with the rest of the meatloaf mixture.
4. Bake the meatloaf in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 30-40 minutes.
5. Bon appetit!