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Smoked Salmon Recipes?

I've recently been craving lox, but for health reasons can't bring myself to submit to a lox & cream cheese bagel, or to a cream sauce smoked salmon pasta dish.

One idea I have is a wrap that a deli in my former city offered: smoked salmon, cucumbers, mixed greens, and herbed goat cheese. But I would love to expand my list of options, especially to something a bit more filling than this super delicate sandwich.

Does anyone have any great recipes/ideas for lox?

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  1. Here is a good smoked salmon recipe; although I'm sure it's not what you're looking for as it's loaded with calories, fat, etc.; but it sure tastes great:

    Savory Smoked Salmon Cheesecake

    1 cup rye bread crumbs (about 2 1/2 slices rye bread processed to crumbs)
    2 tbl butter, melted
    5 (5.2 oz) packages garlic and fine herbs cheese
    3 eggs
    2 egg yolks
    1 cup sour cream
    1 tbl fresh lemon juice
    1/2 lb thin sliced smoke salmon, cut crosswise into thin strips, plus more for garnish
    1 tbl fine chopped fresh dill plus dill springs for garnish
    1/2 tsp fine grated lemon peel
    cucumber slices for garnish

    In a small bowl, mix together bread crumbs and butter, press into bottom of a 9 inch springform pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree over 10-12 minutes or until lightly crisped and golden. Remove from oven and reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees.

    Meanwhile in a nonreactive large bowl, with electric mixer, beat cheese 2 minutes until smooth. Add eggs, egg yolks, sour cream and lemon juice; beat 2-3 minutes or until creamy. Stir in salmon, dill and lemon peel. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake 40 to 50 minutes or until cheese is set in the center. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate over night.

    To serve, remove side of springboard pan. Garnish with additional smoked salmon (in curls), cucumber slices and dill sprigs.

    Makes about 12 servings.

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    1. re: zook

      Oooh, that does sound good! Even if it's a little too indulgent for every day, I'm thinking it would be really good for a New Year's Day brunch! Total save!

    2. Unwrap. Place on plate. Sprinkle with lenon juice & capers. eat.

      Why mess about with it?

      1. I agree with Brit on a Trip. That certainly works.
        But you can also put it on a dark bread with a mustard dill sauce....maybe add capers and red onions. Even a little bit of goat cheese. All pretty healthy.

        1. There is a delicious smoked salmon calzone on CHOW: http://www.chow.com/recipes/10956. That has roma tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, pretty healthy and yummy.

          1. Quesadillas. Smear spreadable cheese (cream cheese, Boursin, Allouette, etc) onto a tortilla. Top with salmon. Add chopped chives or green onion. Top with a second tortilla that has also been spread with cheese (so it will stick together). Heat in a nonstick skillet until slightly toasted and cheese melted. This works with the gravlox style salmon or the dry-smoked.