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Leftover salmon?

Glencora Dec 26, 2006 09:02 PM

I have a nice piece of poached salmon that I'd like to use for dinner tonight. I don't feel like eating it cold, but I don't have any good ideas for hot dishes. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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    KRS Dec 29, 2006 04:56 PM

    Cold salmon is great with a simple sauce of sour cream (even better with 50/50 sour cream and yogurt), coarsely chopped cucumber and fresh dill or chives.

    Another sauce: sour cream and yogurt, Worcestershire, freshly ground pepper and plenty of horseradish. This also mixes in very well for salmon salad.

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      podz Dec 28, 2006 11:33 PM

      I never tried with poached salmon, but I recently invented a really good recipe with graavilohi. It's good to use that end piece of the fish which is hard to slice :-)

      Pasta with salmon and parmesan cream sauce
      End piece of graavilohi - 125g (1/4 lb), or more
      1/2 box of Barilla Fusilli pasta
      1 dl (1/2 cup) Parmigiano Reggiano (real parmesan cheese in a chunk)
      2 dl (1 cup) heavy cream
      4 rkl (tablespoon) real butter

      Cook pasta until al dente (11 minutes) - do not overcook. While pasta is cooking, filet the end piece of fish from the skin and cut into small, short strips. When pasta is done, turn the burner off, drain and put back on the warm burner. Add butter and stir. Add cream and stir (it will continue to cook and thicken up a bit). Add fish and stir. Grate parmesan into the pan and stir. Remove from heat and eat.


      My 5 year old loved this "invention", and so did I :-)

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        atlantanative Dec 28, 2006 04:25 PM

        Leftover Salmon - as I remember, that was a band I saw in Portland a long time ago....

        How about a salmon pot pie? The first time a friend made that for me it didn't sound so good, but was actually very tasty.

        1. perk Dec 28, 2006 04:56 AM

          Salmon tacos are tasty and fun!

          1. welle Dec 27, 2006 08:25 PM

            I like flaking it into hot steamed rice - the heat of the rice will warm up the fish. You can add some dressing like mayo or olive oil and herbs and spices to your taste. I also like that dish cold - sort of rice/salmon salad.

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            1. re: welle
              kare_raisu Dec 28, 2006 08:14 PM

              I could eat salmon and rice for days...

              A perfect match (especially with a steaming fatty piece of salmon belly)

            2. soypower Dec 27, 2006 08:16 PM

              whenever i have leftover meat of any kind, i try to make a vietnamese summer roll out of it...with salmon, i'd add some slices of mango to the lettuce, cilantro, mint, jalapenos, rice noodles and carrots...:o)

              1. ipsedixit Dec 27, 2006 08:12 PM

                How about a salmon casserole?

                1. Glencora Dec 27, 2006 08:17 PM

                  I know, I did click on the link. It was quite a surprise. Why that particular name? Why not Cold Pizza? Or Almost Empty Catsup Bottle?

                  1. Glencora Dec 27, 2006 08:18 PM

                    They're that wellknown? Now I feel out of it.

                    1. Andiereid Dec 26, 2006 09:35 PM

                      I'm with halimundy - I love salmon croquettes. But I also might go with salmon in scrambled eggs and a nice piece of toast. Not a bad quick hot dinner.

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                      1. re: Andiereid
                        cayjohan Dec 27, 2006 02:17 AM

                        Yep - "omelet" was my first thought.

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                        MakingSense Dec 26, 2006 09:34 PM

                        In a cream sauce or bechamel, adding other things if you choose such as mushrooms, peas, bell pepper, dill, etc.
                        Serve over noodles, black bread toast or if you have time, make savory waffles. I make them with a little rye flour and dried dill weed added to the mix. Lots of little pockets to hold the sauce.

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                          halimundy Dec 26, 2006 09:14 PM

                          I make Salmon patties or croquettes with left over salmon. I usually serve it with either just some fresh squeezed lemon, or with a Sorrel sauce.

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                          1. re: halimundy
                            danna Dec 28, 2006 12:52 PM

                            I do mine w/ a mango sauce. Half a mango in the blender, honey or maple, lime juice, hot sauce, and drizzle in some olive oil to emulsify a bit.

                          2. Candy Dec 26, 2006 09:11 PM

                            i keep seafood stock and clam juice on hand. It think I would be tempted to make a rich creamy chowder (it is cold here tonight) and add the salmon, flaked at the end to gently heat. Salad, some crusty baguette and I'd go to bed happy.

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