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Left over cooked salmon

Heatherlily May 27, 2008 07:39 PM

What can I do with left over cooked salmon?

  1. Cpt Wafer May 28, 2008 06:49 AM

    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
      Davwud May 28, 2008 11:03 AM

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


    2. Scargod May 28, 2008 05:20 AM

      Feed your cat or dog.

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      1. re: Scargod
        dkenworthy May 28, 2008 06:21 AM

        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.

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        NE_Elaine May 28, 2008 02:27 AM

        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. Passadumkeg May 28, 2008 01:04 AM

          fish taco

          1. Richard 16 May 27, 2008 10:03 PM

            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
              Davwud May 28, 2008 05:59 AM

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


            2. ipsedixit May 27, 2008 09:42 PM

              Mix it into a frittata

              1. Sam Fujisaka May 27, 2008 08:44 PM

                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.

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                  Mellicita May 27, 2008 08:42 PM

                  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.

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                    mpalmer6c May 27, 2008 08:10 PM

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

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                      kobetobiko May 27, 2008 08:00 PM

                      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. b
                        burlgurl May 27, 2008 07:55 PM

                        Salmon eggs benedict for breakfast/brunch!

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                          torty May 27, 2008 07:49 PM

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

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                            azhotdish May 27, 2008 08:07 PM

                            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. sarah galvin May 27, 2008 07:42 PM

                            Top a romaine salad.

                            Make a sandwich.

                            Make a salad.

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