For this recipe from Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food, chef Jody Williams was inspired by Thomas Keller's well-loved salmon rillettes, which she learned to make during her time under him at his by-gone West Village restaurant, Rakel. With fresh and smoked salmon, crème fraîche, and horseradish, it's a rich, creamy, punchy dish that disappears quick.
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Inspired by everything bagels, these deviled eggs have onion, sesame seed, and caraway seed, along with cream cheese and smoked salmon.
Inspired by the classic British recipe, these mini Yorkshire puddings are seasoned with dill and garlic and cooked in a muffin tin. Topped with smoked salmon and a fiery horseradish cream, they make for a fast, easy, and original brunch.
Most of use know that salmon, cream cheese, and capers is a killer combination layered atop a bagel. But those flavors aren't necessarily tied to a bagel shop. Filling a buttery cornmeal and millet tart crust with a tangy crème fraîche custard, slices of salmon, flecks of dill, and a handful of salty capers, as Megan Gordon does in Whole-Grain Mornings, is just as grand of an idea.
Richard Blais's Barely Smoked Salmon with Pumpernickel-Avocado-Egg Salsa and 'Everything Bagel' Vinaigrette
Blais's Barely Smoked Salmon with Pumpernickel-Avocado-Egg Salsa and "Everything Bagel" Vinaigrette takes a deli staple, bagel and lox, and upends its style in a decidedly refined form. The anchor is a small fillet of salmon, smoked for only five minutes. This leaves the fish almost raw with a faint whiff of smoke. The bagel appears crumbled and crunchy in a "salsa" like assemblage with avocado and peeled cherry tomatoes. Capers, red onion, and egg also show up, along with the "everything bagel" seeds and spices present in the vinaigrette. It makes for a beautiful plate, unfamiliar in appearance, but comforting in flavor.
Blinis make for an excellent nibble before dinner; the yeasty mini pancakes can cradle just about anything from cheeses to jams to luxe caviar. A sliver of smoked salmon and a dollop of mascarpone cheese may be at the very top of that list. Add roasted beets, star anise, and pomegranate seeds as Yvette van Boven does in Home Made Winter, and you'll have a gem of a dish on your table.
A simple canapé of quick-pickled cucumbers, sliced avocados, smoked salmon and fried quail eggs make for a beautiful, yet quick and easy, hor d'oeuvre. With your pinky up or down, this is a wonderful one-bite snack that goes great with Champagne or sparkling cider.
Smoky salmon, bright dill and rich crème fraiche come together in softly cooked eggs that bring all the flavors of the classic tea sandwich to a warm brunch.
The perfect party sandwich, this stacked egg salad, salmon, and radish sandwich is assembled as a large loaf then sliced into individual servings.
An amuse-bouche, that enticing pre meal bite compliments of the kitchen, is one of those lovely little touches that makes a meal really special. And while the amuse is firmly situated in restaurant territory, we love the idea of serving them at home. Adapted from Bluestem, this Smoked Salmon Panna Cotta is simple entryway into the world of amuse-bouche at home.
Isn't smoked salmon good enough to be on its own? That's the question I asked when I gazed upon this recipe from the BBC, which paired smoked salmon with shrimp. Though it seems a little unnecessary at first, the two items actually play well together; the thinly sliced salty salmon compliments the plump sweet shrimp.
This recipe from Food & Wine uses the smoked salmon in a sandwich featuring apple, radish, and almonds. The apple and radish are simply sliced and tossed on, but the almonds are toasted for a few minutes, before being sprinkled with curry powder. They're then tossed in a bowl, allowed to cool for a few minutes, and finally mixed with yogurt. The spread provides an interesting base for this surprisingly crunchy sandwich.
It was time to eat some smoked fish. I don't know why I've been avoiding it for so long, but after finding this recipe in Jamie Oliver's Jamie at Home, I knew I had a perfect place to start. He pairs the smoked salmon with some boiled potatoes, which may sound a little too simple, but the potatoes are actually given a whole lot of love.
Keeping with the DIY theme of Home Made these Black Olive Mini Blinis with Pink Mascarpone, Salmon, and Preserved Beet embrace two of van Boven's made from scratch techniques: preserving and working with yeasted doughs. Here thin slices of parboiled beets are quick preserved in honey and raspberry vinegar and the yeasted dough is for fantastically nutty little buckwheat blinis.
What do you think of pretzel buns? I've been seeing them pop up on burgers from time to time, but I think they also work wonders for other sandwiches. Take this recipe, which was inspired by one of my favorite local sandwich shops, Hannah's Bretzel in Chicago. While I wasn't able to quite nail the perfection of their sandwiches—no doubt due to not having their freshly made bread—it definitely worked.
Springtime is asparagus time in most parts of the world, so it's a perfect moment to make an asparagus and smoked salmon frittata recipe, which I've adapted from Tom Valenti's terrific new cookbook, You Don't Have to Be Diabetic To...
Editor's note: SE intern Kerry Saretsky is so considerate. Not only does she provide us all with some great New Year's Eve Champagne cocktails, she takes care of us for the morning after with some brunch recipes. As I said,...
Photograph from avlxyz on Flickr There was a time when crisp wonton chips with smoked salmon and wasabi would have been a very avant-garde thing to serve at a cocktail party. These days, they're almost retro. No matter: Everybody...
Wait! Don't reach for that frozen dinner that is sure to be soggy, flavorless, and dull. And don't order a pizza, either. Just because you're dining alone doesn’t mean you have to settle for anything less than absolutely delicious. Today's...