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Recipes Tagged with “salmon”

Smoked Salmon Wreath

main course side dish breakfast salmon

Ingredients

  • 1 lg. fennel bulb, trimmed, cored
  • 3 limes
  • 2 green onions
  • 3 avocados
  • 250g baby cucumbers, cut into ribbons with a peeler
  • 200g (1 bunch) radishes, trimmed, washed, thinly sliced
  • 400g smoked salmon
  • olive oil
  • crème fraîche, for serving
  • salmon roe, for serving
  • fresh dill, for serving
  • crackers or bread, for serving

Preparation

Use a mandoline to thinly slice the fennel lengthwise. Place in a large bowl with the juice of 1 lime. Add a large pinch of salt, toss to combine, and set aside to pickle.

Cut green onions into 8cm lengths, and thinly slice lengthwise. Place in a bowl of cold water for 2–3 minutes or until lightly curled. Drain well.

Mash the avocados in a bowl, and add the juice of the last two limes. Combine and season with salt and pepper.

Drain the fennel. Arrange the avocado in a heaped circle around the edge of a large plate. Arrange fennel, cucumber, radishes, green onions, and salmon over the top. Drizzle with olive oil, and season with pepper. Dollop on crème fraîche and salmon roe. Scatter with dill. Serve immediately with bread or crackers.

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Salmon Mousse

appetizer main course fish pence salmon

Ingredients

(amounts in brackets are scaled for a 515 mL European can of tomato soup)

  • 1 lb. [750 g] fresh salmon (or canned)
  • 1 can concentrated tomato soup (10.75 oz) [515 mL]
  • 8 oz. [360 g] cream cheese
  • 2 envelopes gelatine (1/2 oz., around 14g) [26g, 2 European packets]
  • 1 [2] onion, chopped fine
  • 1 [2] celery stalk, chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp. [5 tsp.] Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 c. [350 g] mayonnaise
  • 2 [4] dashes Tabasco

Preparation

If using fresh salmon, bake the salmon until it flakes easily; cool.

Heat the tomato soup (undiluted) in a large pot, melt in the cream cheese. Dissolve the gelatine in 1/2 c. of cold water. Add to the soup, and cool.

Add in the remainder of the ingredients, pour into a serving dish, and refrigerate until set. Serve with black or French bread.


Gravlax

main course salmon

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. white peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp. fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp. caraway seeds
  • 2⁄3 cup kosher salt
  • 1⁄3 cup sugar
  • 2 lb. center-cut, skin-on salmon filet
  • 1 cup dill sprigs, plus 1⁄3 cup chopped dill
  • 1⁄4 cup aquavit (optional)

Preparation

In a small food processor, pulse peppercorns, fennel seeds, and caraway seeds until coarsely ground; combine with salt and sugar. Stretch plastic wrap over a plate; sprinkle with half the salt mixture. Place salmon filet on top, flesh side up. Cover with remaining salt mixture, dill sprigs, and aquavit.

Fold plastic wrap ends around salmon; wrap tightly with more plastic wrap. Refrigerate the fish on the plate for 48-72 hours, turning the package every 12 hours and using your fingers to redistribute the herb-and-spice-infused brine that accumulates as the salt pulls moisture from the salmon. The gravlax should be firm to the touch at the thickest part when fully cured.

Unwrap salmon, discarding the spices, dill, and brine. Rinse the filet under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. Cover a large plate with the chopped dill. Firmly press the flesh side of the gravlax into the dill to coat it evenly.

Place gravlax skin side down on a board. With a long, narrow-bladed knife (use a granton slicer if you have one; the divots along the blade make for smoother, more uniform slices), slice gravlax against grain, on the diagonal, into thin pieces. Serve with mustard-dill sauce or on knackebrod with minced onion. Refrigerate any remaining gravlax, wrapped in plastic wrap, for up to 2 weeks.

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Hot Smoked Salmon

main course salmon untested

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 6 (6-8 oz.) skin-on salmon fillets
  • 2 c. wood chips, half of chips soaked in water for 15 minutes and drained

Preparation

Combine sugar and salt in bowl. Set salmon on wire rack set in rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle flesh side evenly with sugar mixture. Refrigerate, uncovered, for 1 hour. With paper towels, brush any excess salt and sugar from salmon and blot dry. Return fish on wire rack to refrigerator, uncovered, while preparing grill.

Place all chips in smoker box, directly over center burner. Turn center burner to high (leave other burners off), cover, and heat grill until hot and wood chips begin to smoke, 15 to 25 minutes. Turn center burner to medium. (Adjust as needed to maintain grill temperature of 275 to 300 degrees.)

Clean and oil cooking grate. Fold piece of heavy-duty foil into 18 by 6-inch rectangle. Place foil rectangle over cool side of grill and place salmon pieces on foil, spaced at least 1/2 inch apart. Cover grill and cook until center of thickest part of fillet registers 125 degrees and is still translucent when cut into with paring knife, 30 to 40 minutes. Transfer to platter and serve, or allow to cool to room temperature.

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