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Left over cooked salmon

What can I do with left over cooked salmon?

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  1. Top a romaine salad.

    Make a sandwich.

    Make a salad.

    1. Salmon cakes- if you have any leftover cooked potatoes use that as the binder.

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      1. re: torty

        I was going to suggest something similar. Shred a potato with a box grater and mix the flaked salmon with the potato, add some scallions, lemon zest, chopped fresh parsley and dill, s&p, whole grain mustard. I use dried bread crumbs and 1/2 beaten egg as a binder and pan fry them. I usually eat them on a roll with a little mayo or aioli. Adding some chopped smoked salmon is also good if you happen to have some on hand.

      2. Salmon eggs benedict for breakfast/brunch!

        1. you can shred them into flakes, mix with mayo, to make a salmon salad.

          Then as sarah said, make a sandwich, make a crepe, top on boiled egg, make a wrap, or smear on bagel

          1. An old Scandinavian favorite -- break up the salmon a bit and mix it in with scalloped potatoes.

            1. I also love salmon salad - salmon flaked with mayo, mustard, lemon juice, cajun seasoning, worchestshire sauce, capers, dill, choped gherkins, minced shallots, and whatever else I dream up!

              You can also use the cold salmon in Salad Nicoise (using salmon in place of tuna, the flavors work well)

              Jamie Oliver's salmon pie

              I have also made seafood pot pie, with cooked salmon and added fresh cooked shrimp and scallops (crab meat or lobster, etc) with veggies (eg leeks or shallots, celery, carrots, whatever you like) in a sauce made from seafood stock and cream (thickened with a roux and a touch of tomato paste), in a pastry crust top and bottom.

              1. For us (Japanese), flake the cold salmon, top with splash of soy, lemon or lime juice, some grated ginger and maybe some Tabasco, and some chopped chives. Serve with freshly cooked hot rice.

                  1. Flake and toss with pasta. It's really good in a garlic brown butter with fresh dill & S&P.

                    Rolled with avocado and chives in an inside-out maki with toasted sesme seeds on the outside.

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                    1. re: Richard 16

                      I was gonna suggest pasta as well. I use pesto with it though.


                      1. I use it up in pasta salad with red onion, snow peas and asparagus. Now that the fresh asparagus is in, I am anticipating a salmon dinner once I get rid of my leftovers from the holiday weekend.

                          1. re: Scargod

                            That would be a crime! I think the leftovers are almost as good as the first night, in fact, I always grill enough to ensure I do get some leftovers (assuming my husband doesn't pig out--he loves salmon). I do all the things people have mentioned. Sometimes I add good curry powder to the salad, make a sandwich with homemade chutney, heaven.

                          2. Flake salmon, mix with a little ricotta, egg and perhaps some fresh thyme. Stuff into won-ton or egg roll wrappers to form ravioli. Simmer _gently_ until wrapper is done (2 or 3 minutes) and toss with melted butter to serve.

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                            1. re: Cpt Wafer

                              Speaking of stuffing, I once made a salmon stuffing to go into calamari for grilling. It was fantastic.