Tag Archives: Salmon

Miso Glazed Salmon

Drop dead simple recipe for miso glazed salmon - plus a few substitutes if you don't have everything on hand

I wish I could say that this was an attempt at healthier eating in 2018. It wasn’t though. I actually made this when I picked up some salmon at Aldi at a killer price right before Christmas and it was kind of a special treat.

Miso Glazed Salmon
Miso Glazed Salmon

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Salmon en Papillote

So January has rolled around and so has my annual attempt to eat healthy. Are you with me? At least for a while, anyway? Besides, this Salmon en Papillote is so lovely, you won’t even care whether its healthy or not.

Salmon en Papillote
Salmon en Papillote – this will keep cooking inside the packet, so open immediately

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Salmon Burgers

A technique from Mark Bittman lets you use hardly any binder. Make from fresh, frozen or canned salmon

If you live in the Midwest, you’re probably familiar with Hy-Vee grocery stores. They have the most marvelous meat counters with all kinds of grab & cook at home options. One of those is Salmon Burgers. The only problem? The price.

Salmon Burger healthy Marc Bittman
Salmon Burgers – these are outstanding!

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My Mom’s Smoky Salmon Spread

Mom's Smoky Salmon Spread - made with freshly cooked or smoked salmon, or a can of salmon - choose your price range - this is a classic!

Way back in the day when my parents threw the occasional party, this little spread would be made. I still remember the sweet little silver plated bowl Mom put this in. It was a one of our dog’s trophies. Yep. There was a little engraving on the bottom! While there are more sophisticated spreads and dips made with Salmon, I really like this one a lot!

Smoky Salmon Spread
Smoky Salmon Spread

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Smoked Salmon “Cheesecake”

Salmon Cheesecake? Really? Reactions of those who’ve never considered a savory cheesecake tend to vary until someone tries this creamy, smoky spread. You may have to get over the name, but you’ll never get over your first taste…I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve been asked for it.

Smoked Salmon Cheesecake – this is 1/2 recipe made in a baby cheesecake pan.
Smoked Salmon Cheesecake – this is 1/2 recipe made in a baby cheesecake pan.

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What to do with that Canned Salmon Lurking in the Pantry?

Canned Salmon – there was a time I’d tell you that you were nuts had you suggested I eat such a thing…but as I’ve found, those on a limited budget that are trying to get the recommended amount of fish into their diets have to be creative –

About 9 1/2 ounces of Salmon is left - cooked slightly more than I'd like, but still pretty good and very inexpensive
About 9 1/2 ounces of Salmon is left – cooked slightly more than I’d like, but still pretty good and very inexpensive

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Salmonchanted Evening – Asian Salmon Packets

I don’t know if I’ve told you that I’m a reformed food snob. For years, I’d only eat the best of this and that…as prices skyrocketed, my budget diminished. I found myself cutting out a lot of the expensive fish, and was missing out on a marvelous brain food. Guess what – I’m no longer a food snob and I’m eating better than ever…

Salmon-Chanted Evening – Salmon with a Teriyaki type sauce and Snow Peas

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Tuna Cakes with Salad & Glazed Carrots

Tuna Cakes (crab cake’s lesser cousins) are beautifully browned and crunchy on the outside, soft and creamy inside and bursting with flavor. Even my son, a notoriously picky eater when it comes to fish, eats these little gems with no problem. These are just as good made with Salmon.

Tuna Cakes
Tuna Cakes

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Salmon & Aspargus Hash

Salmon & Asparagus Hash - riffed off Tyler Florence, this is a beautiful brunch dish!

Sometimes I’m possessed by food jealousy – I think it might happen to a lot of people who are on a budget. They hear about a friend’s restaurant dinner, see a gorgeous meal in a magazine, or maybe they watch Tyler Florence. Darn you, Tyler! Darn you and your belly of fresh Atlantic salmon that would be so perfect for Mother’s Day!

Salmon & Asparagus Hash  Hollandaise Tyler Florence Hash browns
Salmon & Asparagus Hash with Hollandaise Sauce

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