Smoked Salmon, what to do with it besides sandwiches?
I'm looking for ideas on what to do with Smoked Salmon besides using on sandwiches, bagels, etc. I have about a pound of it, and my wife doesn't like it at all (although i'm a big fan).
Any ideas on what else I could try?
You could serve it with a risotto or pasta ... knew someone years ago who was known for his champagne risotto with smoked salmon added at the very end.
I'm not a fan of smoked salmon in hot dishes (I don't know why), but I do love smoked salmon dip. It's just cream cheese blended with smoked salmon and a squirt of lemon juice. It may be too close to your sandwiches/bagel/etc thing, but I can eat way more dip with crackers than I can smoked salmon sandwiches.
Smoked salmon also freezes pretty well, if you want to take a break and come back to it in a few weeks.
Interesting. I use smoked salmon as my Friday prosciutto in a composed salad of roasted asparagus and poached egg topped with a chive vinaigrette. It's light and yet very satisfying!
In general, my favorite use for smoked salmon is in a smoked salmon mousse with horseradish and sour cream. On top of melba toast, cucumber rounds or pumpernickel it's unbeatable!
I just had this as an hors douevre at the Waldorf:
Brioche toast points with smoked salmon, spinach, roasted pepper puree and creme fraiche. Arranged like a club sandwich, but very, very small.
Other option is "philadelphia rolls" which is a smoked salmon and cream cheese maki roll.
Alternatively, chop some up and use in kim bap, sans cream cheese.
Every dinner party of my childhood always included smoked salmon and cream cheese rolls. You just spread cream cheese on the salmon, roll it up, and then cut it into little disks (sort of like sushi). I found a picture on the web that is similar:
I used to make linguine with flaked smoked salmon, parm, red pepper flakes and olive oil. Yum!
Blend with ricotta and beaten egg and fill manicotti, bake with a white sauce!
Put in an omlette with capers and a good cheese.
Send some to me.
Absolutely fried with onions, can either eat on side or add to eggs. Quiche with green onions or any other veggies. Pasta with vodka cream sauce with peas, or asparagus, with a little red pepper flakes. Buy sauce at trader joes. On pizza is good with red onions.
I just made an awesome spagetti pie the other night with left over spagetti and smoked salmon - awesome. I used garlic, dill and lemon juice. wipe up two eggs, some racotta cheese, some parm cheese, then add your spagetti and salmon - fill a pie plate and bake. Cut like a piece of pie. It's awesome!!!
I'm not calling this "sandwiches" but more of the classic appetizer: I arrange the salmon on a large platter so it is not cold, and then take thinly sliced pumpernickel bread and bake it slowly until it crisps. Around the salmon I arrange the following:
lemon wedges, finely chopped red onion, small capers, and ---this really makes it sing --- horseradish. Some folks also add chopped hard boiled egg. I have found that the only beverage that really accompanies this is a nice Scotch on the rocks. I understand that vodka from the freezer or perhaps champagne might work, but the smoked salmon gives wine an off taste to me when they are paired.
Slice it paper thin, Italian style. Arrange slices on a plate. Drizze with an outstanding EVOO. I like to use Oliviers & Co EVOO pressed with Lemon. Serve with a good firm thinly sliced bread.
Real men do eat Quiche, especially Smoked Salmon Quiche, when it is really well made.
I make this a few times a year..great for Dinner Parties, or a simple Dinner, served with a Green Salad..
Use a simple Pate Brisee recipe. I make mine in the Cuisinart. Place in Fridge for a few hours or overnight.
Roll it out into a circle large enough to fit into a regular Quiche Pan with removable bottom. Drop rolled out crust into pan, allowing the edges to hang over. Take your rolling pin and roll it across the top, cutting off the crust level with the sides of the pan.
Use any standard Quiche Lorraine recipe, for the size oif your pan, substituting Smoked Salmon for the Ham or Bacon. I add a little snipped Fresh Dill.
This is delicious hot, or at room temp.
Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) has a wonderful recipe for a smoked salmon spread. Go to Foodnetwork.com. I love scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. Good in pasta too.
Linguini with a thin white sauce with a drop of truffle oil and fresh lemon juice drizzled topped with the smoked salmon.
This is still all my kids favorite dish I made for them when they were little ones. They still ask for it. The truffle oil is a new addition.
Smoked salmon and asparagus pizza
Prepare and bake a pizza crust. Cool slightly.
Spread the baked dough with goat cheese.
Thinly slice the asparagus with a peeler, parboil to soften a bit and dip in an ice bath. Drain.
Cut your smoked salmon into pieces.
Cover both over the goat cheese and some fresh dill
Slice into trianges and enjoy
Most alternatives seem to go down the creamy/herby/cream-cheesy/eggy route. I prefer to use mine for its pungency and texture when it's actually cooked in something more intense: make a basic bouillabaisse (impressive for dinner parties, also a terrific way to up your veg intake in one meal)!
1. Fry up some onions, diced celery, diced carrot and garlic till softened.
2. Add sliced leeks, fennel, red peppers and cubed potatoes to the pot and stir over a medium heat for 10 mins.
3. Then add tinned tomatoes, a bay leaf, 2 star anise heads, a few thin slivers of lemon peel and vegetable stock and season to taste.
3. Simmer gently for about half an hour until the potatoes are cooked through, then add any mixed fish chunks/seafood you like (plus a good helping of smoked salmon) and simmer gently until the fish is just cooked.
4. Taste and season again if required, then serve with crusty bread (I can never be bothered to make rouille).
Similar to other suggestions of using smoked salmon as bacon: stuff halved dates with a bit of cream cheese, a piece of smoked salmon and sliced almonds, then broil. Delicious.
Smoked Salmon Fettuccine
* 1 tablespoon margarine
* 2 garlic cloves , minced
* 1 tablespoon flour
* 1 ½ cups skim milk
* 2 tablespoons light cream cheese
* ¾ cup parmesan cheese
* 8 ounces smoked salmon
* 1 lb fettuccine
Sauté garlic in margarine for 1 minute--do not let it brown.
Add flour and incorporate completely.
Add skim milk a little at a time and mix until flour has dissolved.
Cook on medium heat stirring continuously for 8 minutes.
Add cream cheese and mix until incorporated.
Cook for 2 minutes.
Add parmesan cheese and salmon.
Cook fettuccine according to directions and drain.
Combine sauce with fettuccine and serve immediately.
Thin with a little pasta water if too thick for your taste.
And, I absolutely love, this:
Smoked Salmon Omelette
slightly steamed asparagus
slightly sauteed mushrooms
some chopped fresh green onions
Cover with Hollandaise Sauce