Smoked salmon belongs on so much more than just bagels. Smoky, salty, and a little briny, its flavor isn't as overpowering as other smoked fish, meaning that it works well in a million different preparations. From potato salad to deviled eggs, we've got nine smoked salmon recipes to shake things up.
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It's about time for smoked fish to move beyond the bagel and become a more regular fixture in mains, sides, and other bites for the brunch spread and beyond. This special food is a great tool for making dishes memorable and giving them a distinctive flavor.
A fast, satisfying brunch of softly cooked scrambled eggs combined with a toasted bagel and rich smoked salmon.
On first bite it's a dead-ringer for pastrami on rye, but the clean-tasting lox lacks the slick heaviness of pastrami's beef fat. That means you can take down one of these sandwiches without having to take a nap afterward, and you don't need to sacrifice an ounce of salt, spice, or smoke in doing so.
Did you know there is a difference between smoked salmon and lox? Before I moved to New York, I certainly didn't. Sure, they both come from the same fish, but lox is actually pickled in brine—it's not smoked at all....