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Ideas to use up my Salmon Jerky

TSAW Jul 19, 2011 01:08 PM

I recently purchased a pound of salmon jerky while in Seattle. It's long strips that are a little smokey, a little sweet (not too much) and quite salty. I enjoy just eating it as it.. but we're getting a little tired of it (I guess one pound was a little much). Does anyone have any ideas of how to use it in a meal? I will do some with a creamy pasta, but other than that, I don't have many ideas. My SO will NOT eat cream cheese or mayo so that's one 'hitch'.

Thoughts anyone?

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    Big Bad Voodoo Lou Jul 19, 2011 01:29 PM

    You could mail it to me! Salmon jerky sounds awesome.

    1. ROCKLES Jul 19, 2011 01:45 PM

      make a dip with sour cream or yogurt to mix it in...maybe a gelatin type for crackers?,
      too bad about the mayo and cream cheese that would be a great spread
      I wonder if it would be good in a chipped beef type recipe?

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      1. re: ROCKLES
        TSAW Jul 19, 2011 05:12 PM

        oh ya..sour cream is out too for the SO. At $40/lb I'm 'committted' to it!

        1. re: TSAW
          ROCKLES Jul 20, 2011 01:37 PM

          Just curious how you make a creamy pasta the SO will eat?

          1. re: ROCKLES
            pdxgastro Jul 20, 2011 01:51 PM

            Can SO have butter? I once made a bechamel with soy milk and it came out as good as the real stuff.

            Oh! You can probably use a 'veggie' margarine instead of the butter.

            There is your answer- a bechamel made with veggie marge and soy milk.

            1. re: pdxgastro
              pdxgastro Jul 20, 2011 08:54 PM

              Oh so it's not a dairy thing. Odd but... ok.

            2. re: ROCKLES
              TSAW Jul 20, 2011 06:00 PM

              I will use a half and half, broth and fresh parm cheese to do sauce.

              Butter is ok. SO doesn't like anything that is perceived as a 'dip' type food. Soya milk? I dunno.. I wouldn't eat margarine if was the last thing on earth! Good ideas for hosting my vegan friends tho! I always struggle with that.

        2. BananaBirkLarsen Jul 19, 2011 06:01 PM

          Salmon jerky is one of the very best things in the whole world.

          You could cut it into a green salad with tomatoes, capers, goat cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. It is also delicious along with fresh tomatoes in eggs benedict. I've also chopped it up and used it in a mushroom and spinach quiche with very nice results.

          1. CCSPRINGS Jul 19, 2011 06:11 PM

            How about salmon jerky, lettuce and tomatoes on toast, pretending it's bacon. Or dice it up and add it to veggie fried rice. Chop it and add it to cheddar biscuit batter and bake.

            I would have eaten it all by now, making this post obsolete.

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              Rick Jul 19, 2011 07:03 PM

              Could you freeze it and pull it out in a few months when you won't be so tired of it?

              1. pdxgastro Jul 20, 2011 01:53 PM

                When I was introduced to SOS (S*** on a shingle), I really liked it.
                I'm thinking dried beef is similar to salmon jerky. I bet you could do something like that.

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                1. re: pdxgastro
                  TSAW Jul 20, 2011 06:02 PM

                  SOS? Never heard of it.. I'm going to look it up now!

                  The salmon is not really too dry. A little oily and firm.

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                  calliope_nh Jul 20, 2011 06:32 PM

                  Cut small pieces and use it in a salad instead of bacon.

                  1. DuchessNukem Jul 20, 2011 06:43 PM

                    Rehydrate it, toss with garlic, olive oil, and parmesan, over rice or pasta.

                    Salad: sliced red peppers, onions, tomatoes, pine nuts or peanuts, salmon (rehydrate), vinaigrette. Toss with arugula.

                    1. goodhealthgourmet Jul 20, 2011 07:16 PM

                      in terms of using it as a bacon substitute:
                      - eggs - add to a frittta, omelet or scramble
                      - potatoes - add to hash, crumble over a baked potato, or fold into mashed potatoes
                      - use in a hot "bacon" dressing for salad or wilted greens
                      - corn chowder
                      - mac & cheese

                      1. kaleokahu Jul 20, 2011 08:40 PM

                        Hi, TSAW:

                        But for the creamcheese kapu, I was going to suggest a mousse.

                        Now I'm thinking a finely-chopped salmon salad with rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, grated onion, black Hawai'ian salt, some diced tomato, and a handful of toasted sesame seeds. Add daikon if you want more snap, crunch and peppa. Cross between a salad and a relish. Melds and macerates nicely in da fridge.

                        Aloha,
                        Kaleo

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