Salmon

Hot Smoked Salmon

Smoked Salmon

Based on this recipe.

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1-2 lbs Salmon

Wood chunks (~4) soaked and drained

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.

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Smoked Salmon Dip

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

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Spiced Salmon Kebabs

Salmon Kebab

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

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Poggio Al Sole Syrah

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No

Dark but very drinkable syrah, reminiscent of a chianti.

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

Sushi

Sushi (crab rolls in the foreground)

SUSHI!

More to follow. Maybe.

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Don Elias Garnacha Catalunya

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No

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

Juniper Cured Salmon

Salmon Curing

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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Pagos de Tahola

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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

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

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Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon

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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

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