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May 10, 2007 07:15 AM

How do you eat your smoked salmon?

I've had smoked salmon for lunch today with lemon and caper. Other suggestions?

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  1. it's a good match with goat cheese and avocado. also hard boiled eggs.

    1. On Wasa rye crisps with Greek yogurt (or sour cream) and fresh dill.

      1. I'm old school. Bagels and cream cheese. Though the wasa crisps sound good, and I think I'll have to give that a try.

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        1. re: AnnaEA

          same here. A fresh NY/NJ bagel with cream cheese maybe some sliced onion and tomato as well.

          1. re: FoodDude2

            Same here - especially with red onion

              1. re: weinstein5

                Exactly what I was going to say! Definately a red onion! (Never tried it with the lemon..learn something different all the time)

              2. re: FoodDude2

                Traditionalist here too - a properly dense NY bagel with slightly crisp exterior, cream cheese, onion, preferably vidalia or other sweet onion and some excellent local or vine ripe tomato.

            1. Oooh, yeah...lemon, capers, and red onion, on a plain bagel with cream cheese.

              Don't forget the Altoids!

              1. Yep, I love it on Wasa crispbread. My favorite is the original topped with a schmear of Neufchatel cheese (might mix a few capers and finely chopped red onion into the cheese), a nice tangle of broccosprouts, and a thin slice of smoked salmon.

                Smoked salmon just seems to go so nicely with creamy things, like neufchatel. It's also a great match with eggs. I don't eat bacon (I know, I know :) so I make a Carbonara-type dish with smoked salmon stirred in at the end that's pretty good. I also love smoked salmon on top of softly scrambled eggs.

                Nothing too creative, but all very delicious! I'll have to try smoked salmon simply with lemon juice, capers and onions. Sometimes the richness of the creamy dishes is not what I'm craving.....