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  • Rheta May 18, 2011 08:57 AM
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I have about a 1/2 pound of leftover grilled salmon. Any ideas for a hearty main dish using this salmon? Thanks!

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  1. A salmon nicoise salad- lettuce with blanched green beans, hardboiled eggs, sundried tomatoes, and tiny roasted or boiled potatoes. I like a light creamy dressing for this type of salad, maybe something tahini based.

    1. Break it up in a white sauce and use it with pasta (spaghetti, in a casserole with lasagna noodles) or as an ingredient in a dinner salad main course with Asian wheat noodles and an Asian dressing. You can use it as an ingredient in just about anything that you might consider using left-over chicken with.

      1. Says salad to me as you want a main dish.

        In the ordinary course of events, though, that's be finding it's way onto my lunchtime sandwich - mayo, cucumber, maybe some crisp lettuce leaves.

        1. Croquettes? Not terribly hearty but with buns, condiment, slaw, etc. quite filling.

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          1. re: Gio

            jfood's slamon croquettes, to be precise:)

            1. re: pikawicca

              Right and here's the link to his recipe:
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5605...

          2. Make salmon cakes and turn them into po-boys on French bread (banh mi style if available) with a nice slaw type garnish as part of a meal.

            1. How about salmon hash with thyme, potatoes, green onions, garlic and tomatoes? Top with poached eggs.

              1. Fish tacos. Make some coleslaw; heat some corn tortillas; fill them with salmon and slaw. Serve refried beans and rice to make a very complete and filling meal.

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                1. re: Niki in Dayton

                  Thanks all for all your great ideas!

                2. Frittata with goat cheese and spring veggies.

                  1. Get a loaf of french bread. Cold salmon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, ed onion, and avocado...
                    Whenever grilling salmon, I always buy extra for cold sandwiches the next day.
                    You're welcome.

                    1. Make a simple aglio olio pasta and gently break chunks of the salmon into the mixture of olive oil, chopped garlic. red pepper flakes and salt, add cooked pasta and serve. Always a hit at our house.

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                      1. re: roxlet

                        This pasta sounds terrific. Trying it tonight! thanks, roxlet!

                      2. not a hearty meal but mashed up with mayo and fresh tarragon would make a great salad or sandwich filling.

                        1. Baguettes filled with the salmon, cream cheese, and marinated thinly sliced cucumbers and onions. Marinade is half cup cider vinegar, tablespoon sugar, 2 teaspoon salt, a little pepper and a pinch of ground mustard seed.

                          1. Gently heat some stock and squash into it some garlic and herb soft cheese until melted. Stir in the flaked salmon and some king prawns until just heated through. Meanwhile boil some pasta, stirring in a few frozen peas for the last few mins. Top pasta with sauce. 15 min luxury supper!

                            1. I love Madhur Jaffrey's salmon in Bengali mustard sauce. It calls for the salmon to be cooked in the sauce, but I bet you could make the sauce first and then just reheat. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...