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Gift Box of Smoked Salmon

lucerne Dec 24, 2010 11:15 AM

Has anyone every received this as a gift? It's smoked salmon sealed in a foil pouch, then put into a wooden box. I've tried it straight from the package and the taste is ok, but the texture is pretty iffy. Maybe salmon cakes? Any other ideas?

  1. coll Dec 24, 2010 11:18 AM

    Mix into cream cheese and serve with bagels?

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    1. re: coll
      Val Jan 29, 2011 01:39 PM

      yes yes and top with chopped red onion and capers...die and go to heaven!

    2. m
      magiesmom Dec 24, 2010 11:18 AM

      Savory cheescake with smoked salmon is wonderful.

      1. n
        Nyleve Dec 24, 2010 12:57 PM

        It's not fantastic on its own. Probably best to mix with something - like cream cheese - as a pate or flake and toss into a salad or pasta. The salmon itself is kind of dry - at least the ones I have had were - more like canned salmon than anything else. The box is nice though, isn't it? Can't be used for anything but kindling, but it's cute.

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          Northforker Jan 29, 2011 12:40 PM

          Use it in an omelet with Ricotta, Cream, or Masacarpone cheese, baby spinach, and a few capers.

          1. eclecticsynergy Jan 29, 2011 07:02 PM

            You can make an easy smoked salmon remoulade- equal parts sour cream and mayonnaise, with horseradish, dill, and a little toasted onion powder. With or without capers, it's quick and tasty.

            1. t
              toveggiegirl Jan 29, 2011 10:10 PM

              I mix it in with scrambled eggs (along with some cream cheese and Jarlsberg).

              It's also great in pasta with a cream cheese and dill sauce (http://www.food.com/348142) or with a vodka and cream sauce. (http://www.food.com/404779)

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