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Sep 25, 2007 03:39 PM

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?

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  1. 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.

    1. Folded into scrambled eggs...

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      1. re: Sarah

        with sauteed onions and green peppers and American cheese, just like my grandfather used to make on Sunday mornings.

        1. re: Sarah

          ...or with a little chopped scallion and crumbled ricotta or queso fresco. Similar treatment is to stir some chopped scallion into a spreadable blend of sour cream and cream cheese, then make plain omelets and fill them with this and smoked salmon.

          1. re: Sarah

            Yeah, I love smoked salmon in scrambled eggs, but only if it's not cooked with the eggs. I drape it over the eggs after they've been scrambled with chives or green onions.

            Also, OP doesn't say if it's the lox-like salmon or the drier, chunkier kind.

            1. re: oakjoan

              I think the chunky stuff is referred to as baked salmon, even though it seems smoked to me...To me, the "slimy" stuff is lox and when I was a kid, I never heard it referred to as smoked salmon, but I guess it depends on where you are from...

              1. re: Shayna Madel

                They look similar, but there is a (big) difference between the two. Lox is salt cured. Smoked salmon is smoked. Real lox is much rarer these days.

                1. re: butterfly

                  So baked salmon is still baked salmon, but there is a difference between lox and smoked salmon? I had not heard that before.

                  1. re: Shayna Madel

                    Yes, that's right. Real lox is not smoked--it is cured in a brine.

          2. Well, here's one to try IF you are brave enough to handle the 1 cup of cream...looks great but I've not tried it, Pasta with Smoked Salmon and say it's awesome!


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            1. re: Val

              Love smoked salmon, love capers. Usually find cream-based pasta sauces boring as well as unhealthy. If anyone could come up with a less fatty, more interesting version I'd be VERY impressed. (I've tried, but haven't yet.)

            2. 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.


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              1. re: leanneabe

                I don't particularly care for smoked salmon in hot dishes either, although I LOVE it on a bagel with cream cheese.

                I was also going to suggest freezing it in small portions, so that you can just pull out a few slices when you feel like it.

              2. Thanks for the suggestions, the pasta sounds good :)