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Poke Bowl

The free-wheeling cousin of sushi, a good poke bowl can be a make-your-own adventure meal with whatever you have on-hand. The fish can be sauced or un-sauced, depending on your preference. Here are some ideas:

To season your fish, mix together the following to taste:
Soy sauce
Sesame oil
Rice vinegar
Ginger
Garlic
Green onion
Sriracha

To make your poke bowl, compose many or few of the following together in a bowl:
Sushi rice flavored with rice vinegar and sugar and/or mirin
Tuna or salmon, seasoned (or not) as above

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Salmon Burger

Jon was very skeptical due to lingering dislike of salmon patties from his youth, but he admitted these were actually quite good. Courtesy of Bon Appetit. Serves 4.

1½ pounds boneless, skinless center-cut salmon, patted dry
5 scallions, green parts finely chopped, white parts thinly sliced
1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled, finely grated
1 garlic clove, finely grated
2 tablespoons plus ⅔ cup mayonnaise
Kosher salt

1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

Salmon Burger
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Broiled Salmon with Sesame Seeds and Scallions

Tasty and easy Bon Appetit recipe, tweaked only ever so slightly.

Serve with steamed white rice and a vegetable side such as sunomono-style cucumbers or stir-fried broccoli.

2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

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Hot Smoked Salmon

Based on this recipe.

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt (ideally use ½ kosher, ½ smoked salt)
  • 1-2 lbs Salmon, center/thick cut is best

  • Cedar plank(s) to put salmon on

  • Wood chunks (Alder or other mild wood - apple, cherry)
  • Leave-in thermometer
Smoked Salmon
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Smoked Salmon Dip

My goodness was this delicious. You have to give Martha credit where credit is due.

8 oz smoked salmon, roughly chopped, divided
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup mayonnaise (for texture; can be omitted if you don't like mayo)
2 Tbsp diced red onion
1 Tbsp capers
1 tsp prepared horseradish
Juice of half a lemon

Smoked Salmon Dip
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Spiced Salmon Kebabs

Courtesy of Bon Appetit, an easy and tasty recipe with a middle eastern flavor profile.

Serves 2

1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3/4 pound skinless salmon fillet (preferably wild), cut into 1-inch pieces
1-2 lemons, sliced into rounds approx 1/4" thick
2 tablespoons olive oil

Salmon Kebab
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Poggio Al Sole Syrah

Trader Joe's: 
No

Dark but very drinkable syrah, reminiscent of a chianti.

http://www.poggioalsole.com/PoggioalSole_/Wein_E.html

Sushi

SUSHI!

More to follow. Maybe.

Sushi (crab rolls in the foreground)
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Don Elias Garnacha Catalunya

Trader Joe's: 
No

Light bodied, peppery red that goes well with spicy foods.

Juniper Cured Salmon

This recipe is a modified version of one from the Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook, using a salt-cooking/curing method from the Pacific North-west:

1/2 lb of raw salmon is one serving of cured salmon for lox/sandwich/in a salad.

For under 1lb salmon: 1.5 cups each of plain, fine-grain kosher salt and sugar
For a 1 lb salmon: 2.5 cups each salt/sugar
For a 2 lb salmon: 3 cups each salt/sugar

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Salmon Curing
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Pagos de Tahola

Trader Joe's: 
No

Bright, tart cherry and currant flavors. Works well with red-meat Thai/asian cuisine or light game meats.

http://www.bodegaslarchago.com/

Poached Salmon with Peas and Mushrooms

This recipe, modified from a Bon Appetit recipe, was an instant spring hit.

2 6–8-ounce center-cut wild king salmon fillets (each about 1 1/2-inch thick)
1 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons kosher salt plus more for seasoning
2 tablespoons (¼ stick) unsalted butter
4 ounces fresh morels; sliced, or oyster or shiitake
½ cup shelled fresh peas
⅓-⅔ cup heavy cream
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons minced fresh chives or finely chopped garlic scapes

Poached Salmon with peas and mushrooms
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Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon

Trader Joe's: 
Yes

Bright fruit notes with a smoky, tabacco background. Medium bodied, strong but not heavy. Goes well with stronger flavors like blue cheese, grilled meats and dark chocolate.

http://www.bonterra.com/pairings/reds/cabernet-sauvignon.aspx

Salmon with Tomato and Olive "Salsa"

Audrey whipped this up to go with grilled or pan-seared salmon. It was easy and delicious!

For the salsa fresca:
2 parts cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 part rough chopped kalamata olives
1 part diced red onions
1 part feta, crumbled
lemon juice
olive oil (if possible, from a jar of sundried tomatoes)
Salt and pepper, to taste

For the salmon:
Wash and thoroughly dry the fillet.
Season the flesh side with salt and pepper, a dash of smoke salt, garlic powder, lemon pepper, and a dash of herbs de Provence

Heat grapeseed (or other, high-heat) oil in a skillet

Salmon with Tomato-Olive-Onion-Feta salsa
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Southwest Salmon

This recipe just sort of happened one day. We had some miscellaneous items we wanted to use up, and it turned out delicious! The amounts used here served 2.

Ingredients
Salmon (1/2-2/3 lb)
Southwestern seasonings (blend of salt, chipotle, dash chili powder, cumin, dash of coriander, lime juice)

Corn (1 ear)
Tomato (1 med, chopped)
Onion (1/2 small, chopped)
Cilantro (about 1/2 cup, separated from stalks)
Salsa / hot sauce (about 2 tbsp)
Lime (juice from 2 limes)

SW Salmon
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Hugues Beaulieu Picpoul de Pinet 2009

Trader Joe's: 
No

Grapefruit and exotic fruit taste, crisp but not dry; great with shellfish and seafood.

$10

http://www.cave-pomerols.com/actualite.asp

Other reviews:
http://www.drinkhacker.com/2009/05/31/review-2006-hugues-beaulie...

Smoked Salmon Crepe Pinwheels

A delicious and fun twist on Kevin Dundon's salmon cake recipe.

These are crepes, layered with cream cheese and smoked salmon (lox), rolled and cut into pinwheels. Great for a party!

2/3 cup AP flour
1 jumbo or 2 small eggs
about 1 cup milk
8oz smoked salmon slices
8oz whipped cream cheese (with herbs/chives if available)
1 tbsp snipped fresh chives, scallions, garlic, shallots, or your favorite herbs
juice of 1/2 lemon

Salmon Crepe Pinwheels
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Steelhead Salmon with Herbs and Lemon

Steelhead salmon is really trout. This recipe could go with a wide range of fish - salmon, trout, etc.

Ingredients

* 1 lb steelhead fillet, with or without skin
* 1 clove garlic, chopped fine
* 1 1/2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
* 1 lemon, zest of
* 1/2 lemon, juice of
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
* 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus
* additional oil, for greasing baking pan

Directions

1. Prepare a baking or roasting pan by lining it with foil and brushing it with olive oil.

2. Preheat broiler.

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Purpled Salmon with Mushrooms

I sat down to cook up some dinner. The goal: tame my basil plant that's turning into a small bush and occupying more and more of my not-that-big kitchen. So - pesto it is. But what to go with the pesto? Noodles seem to be too easy, heavy, and obvious. So some pesto-encrusted salmon. Also, I had some shitake mushrooms that needed cooking, and bought some fresh asparagus at the farmer's market this morning. I reduced some syrah with the mushrooms, because shitakes sauteed in wine = the shiznizzle.

Purpled Salmon with mushrooms, Photo by Jon
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Mediterranean Seared Salmon

Marinade: 2 parts Olive oil with 1 part balsamic vinegar
Rub: crushed garlic, salt, thinly sliced basil

Separately, sautee some sliced kalamata olives with capers and olive oil
Sear the salmon with sliced portabello mushrooms until they are tender.
After searing the salmon, place it in a warmed oven to cook it further.

Reduce some wine (a light red, beaujolais ideally or pinot or zin) with the mushrooms), add in more red balsamic vinegar during this process.
drizzle tzatiki on the salmon and sprinkle the olive/capers on top.

Mediterranean Salmon
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Grilled Salmon with Peach-Bourbon BBQ Sauce

From Emeril via Food Network. The glaze was awesome, the fish could be replaced by pork.

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup diced onions
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 serrano pepper, halved and thinly sliced
4 cups peeled, pitted, and diced peaches
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 to 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons peach bourbon liqueur (recommended: Southern Comfort)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, skinned

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