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Jan 28, 2014 08:41 AM

Looking for a fennel substitute OR what to do with a lot of smoked salmon

Hi, I was given a large smoked salmon. I had been saving it for a party but not party materialized. It is close to its I need some ideas!

I found this recipe (see end of post) for a smoked salmon/potato/fennel hash that sounded great. The only problem is that I hate fennel. What would be a good substitute for the fennel.

And if you have any good ideas for using salmon in a recipe (aside from quiche/eggs), I would love to hear them.

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    1. I am eager to make a smoked salmon pizza. Bake or grill a fairly thin crust pizza, then top with sour cream/dill, salmon, thinly sliced red onions, and capers. Maybe quartered or sliced HB egg. There are a bunch of recipes out there on the web if you want more specifics.

      1. Best thing: make a smoked salmon dip....

        or... serve or a pizza or foccacia with smoked salmon, artichoke and/or asparagus, and chevre, gruyere, and/or comte cheese...

        The above are incredible pairings with chardonnay or champagne... amaze your friends.

        1. Smoked salmon savoury cheesecake is delicious.

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          1. re: magiesmom

            I'd like to hear more about that!

            1. re: tcamp

              , i have made several. They are cream cheese, some other kind of cheese, eggs, cream,
              Here is one

          2. I love this lentil dish, without the bacon, served at room temperature with chunks of smoked salmon, assuming that you have non-sliced salmon.


            The amount of mustard and vinegar is bracing, so you do have to love those flavors. I omit the fennel and just add more of the other vegetables.