Beyond the Bagel – Smoked Salmon Ideas
When you think of smoked salmon, what are the chances that a bagel and cream cheese automatically come to mind? It may be tempting to default to the tried and tested smoked salmon recipes out there, but we’re willing to bet that these fabulous smoked salmon ideas may just add a little excitement to your plate.
Breakfast: Salmon and Brie Strata
Get ready to awaken your taste buds with this delicious (and easy to bake) breakfast casserole, featuring hot smoked salmon. (More on hot vs. cold smoked salmon at the end of this article.)
This Indian style dish blends basmati rice, smoked fish and delightful spices – topped with a poached egg.
Lunch: Dill Marinated Salmon
Our ready-to-go dill marinated salmon is an incredibly easy way to serve up something delicious, and pairs wonderfully with steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, or your favorite rice side.
Dinner: Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Penne
While you may have enjoyed pasta with salmon in the past, chances are it had a lemony or crème
sauce. This recipe benefits from the richness of the cream cheese to enhance the taste of the smoked salmon.
Snack: Seven Layer Dip
While the name may bring up less-than-gourmet memories of parties past, don’t be put off! This modern and delightful recipe for a smoked salmon seven layer dip is anything but passé.
Lox vs. Smoked Salmon
While on the topic of smoked salmon, it’s a good idea to explain the difference between lox and smoked salmon. While these variations of salmon are often spoken of interchangeably, smoked salmon is cured or brined and then smoked while lox is cured but not smoked. The difference is in the taste, with lox having a saltier taste. Smoked salmon can be hot smoked (also known as kippered, and flakier in texture) or it can be cold smoked (what you are likely used to having sliced).