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leftover grilled salmon

Rheta May 18, 2011 08:57 AM

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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    cheesecake17 RE: Rheta May 18, 2011 09:29 AM

    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. todao RE: Rheta May 18, 2011 09:32 AM

      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.

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        Harters RE: Rheta May 18, 2011 09:35 AM

        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. Gio RE: Rheta May 18, 2011 10:08 AM

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

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            pikawicca RE: Gio May 18, 2011 11:51 AM

            jfood's slamon croquettes, to be precise:)

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              Gio RE: pikawicca May 18, 2011 06:30 PM

              Right and here's the link to his recipe:

          2. rcallner RE: Rheta May 18, 2011 10:21 AM

            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. LA Buckeye Fan RE: Rheta May 18, 2011 11:49 AM

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

              1. Niki in Dayton RE: Rheta May 18, 2011 11:54 AM

                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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                  Rheta RE: Niki in Dayton May 18, 2011 11:59 AM

                  Thanks all for all your great ideas!

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                  DMW RE: Rheta May 18, 2011 12:03 PM

                  Frittata with goat cheese and spring veggies.

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                    gordeaux RE: Rheta May 18, 2011 12:57 PM

                    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. roxlet RE: Rheta May 18, 2011 02:00 PM

                      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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                        Ally1111 RE: roxlet Dec 23, 2011 11:47 AM

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

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                        smartie RE: Rheta May 18, 2011 03:46 PM

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

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                          wallyz RE: Rheta May 19, 2011 01:02 AM

                          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.

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                            flashria RE: Rheta May 19, 2011 04:30 AM

                            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!

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                              katecm RE: Rheta May 19, 2011 10:07 AM

                              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...

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