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Can you bake or broil smoked salmon?

Karen K May 6, 2011 01:43 PM

We have a large unopened package of smoked salmon from TJ's (overbought for a party) and are looking for things to do with it within the next week. We've considered the usual-omelet, pasta dishes. My husband has this idea that we could bake or broil it. Nothing I've ever encountered nor thought about. Any thoughts?

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  1. GretchenS RE: Karen K May 6, 2011 02:02 PM

    I haven't encountered it either. What is he trying to achieve by baking or broiling it? Here are a load of ideas for using it from epicurious. I'm all over the linguine recipe except I think it needs some lemon juice and zest. http://www.epicurious.com/tools/searc...

    1. rcallner RE: Karen K May 6, 2011 02:03 PM

      I don't understand why you'd just want to reheat it? Just so it's hot? One could also do a pizza: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo... or garnish latkes, or make salmon patties, or a modified salade nicoise, or quiche, or feature it rather than Canadian bacon with eggs Benedict, Epicurious.com has a lot of nice suggestions for smoked salmon evolutions if you enter "smoked salmon" as a search term.

      1. Phurstluv RE: Karen K May 6, 2011 03:50 PM

        It is already "cooked" from the smoking process, and any long exposure to heat or high heat would probably make it inedible.

        Stick to using it in dishes that are almost done, like pizza, pasta, risotto, and a baked potato topping.

        1. ipsedixit RE: Karen K May 6, 2011 03:59 PM

          Yes. If you want salmon jerky.

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          1. re: ipsedixit
            jjjrfoodie RE: ipsedixit May 6, 2011 04:04 PM

            I agree. If smoked, it is already cooked and ready to eat. Warm if necessary, but baking or any type of extended broil will render it dry and overcooked.

            I roll smoked salmon with cream cheese adn chives into sushi rolls, mix in with acream based goat cheese pasta sauce with capers, black pepper and white wine vinegar, and also make a killer smoked salmon cracker dip with it.

            As I own several large smokers, I end up doing full sides of salmon and giving much of it away and keeping a large recipe file on how to use the rest.

            Most of the BBQ and smoking forums out there have many recipes to suit most anyone's fancy .

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