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Oct 21, 2009 04:27 PM

Uses for a hacked up salmon filet

My husband, the recipient of a beautiful 20 lb coho last evening, hacked up 1/2 of one of the filets on his first 'attempt'. I think Salmon Burgers are the best thing to do with it and I could use some suggestions for recipes. We make a lot of salmon, all on the grill with intact filets. Ideas????

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  1. Spicy salmon empanadas - you can use flour tortillas for the 'pastry' . Flake the salmon as you sautee it with red pepper flakes and minced onion. Cut 4" circles in the tortillas with a can or glass, top with salmon filling, fold, crimp, brush with egg white, bake about 12 minutes.

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    1. re: Veggo

      Salmon hash topped with poached eggs for breakfast. Add some smoked paprika. I assume his gift was wild-caught, and if so, make sure you cook the fish completely.

      1. re: almansa

        Excellent suggestion. A salmon omelette also works. And if you want to spend the time you can make a salmon mousse. (or mousseline) .
        Salmon soup is good. This allows you to make use of the skeleton, head, belly and skin to make the stock. (Unless like me you prefer to eat the skin)

        1. re: kubasd

          Raw fresh salmon should be approached with the same cautions about parasites as any fresh water fish. There are no indications that the OP's coho has been frozed to sushi safety standards. As much as I enjoy ceviche, I don't use fresh freshwater fish. Am I being too cautious?

          1. re: Veggo

            Once frozen for four days all parasites become exosites.

        1. Combine the salmon cooked lightly, a good bit of cured salmon, and salmon caviar with a little softened butter and smoosh together for great hors d'oeurve

          1. Do what sushi bars do, make a spicy salmon roll.