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Salmon Chips?

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I was at a luncheon yesterday in the executive dining room of a large corporation. The fixed menu included "salad with salmon chips." I am not a fan of salmon at all, so I thought I would just have to skip the salad.

When the salad was served, I just had to try it. It was basically salad greens with a light vinaigrette, and these huge salmon chips. They were the size of large potato chips, only I don't think they were fried. It seemed to be just dried smoked salmon. They were amazing. It was all I could do not to just scarf down the whole salad while trying to have a dignified conversation, LOL.

Has anyone seen these before? Am I just clueless because I'm not normally tuned into salmon as an option? More importantly, where do you get them besides in a corporate dining room?

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  1. Generally they are made by putting the thin slices of smoked salmon on silpats and putting them in a low oven until crisp and dried.

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    1. re: lebelage

      Yup, sort of like super-dry beef jerky.

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Yes, beef jerky...that's exactly what they were like. Thanks.

        1. re: maryelizabeth

          depending on the time of year will determine the species of salmon you sampled, not all salmon jerky tastes the same.
          Cheers!

    2. I use to hate salmon until I tried fresh Pacific Northwest Salmon, so much better than the farmed Atlantic stuff. You can buy salmon jerky in the NW, Pike's Place in Seattle for example, many of the vendors sell it there.