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Smoked Salmon Frittata with Green Onion Dressing

7 Feb

smoked salmon frittata

This was a delicious, fast meal for a busy work night. You may want to double it up if it’s for the whole family and/or serve with a side salad.


Green Onion Dressing

Makes about 1 cup


  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked, drained & rinsed (I usually pour boiling water over mine and soak for about 45 minutes)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped finely
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper


Add the raw cashews to a blender and process until they are finely ground. Add the coconut milk, lemon juice, and garlic powder. Blend until the mixture is smooth, scraping down the sides a few times.

Stir through the green onions and season to taste with salt & pepper. Refrigerate to thicken before serving.

Smoked Salmon Frittata


  • 1/2 teaspoon oil or butter
  • 4 large eggs, beaten with a splash of water
  • 3 – 4 oz smoked salmon, sliced

Preheat broiler.

Heat oil or butter in a 10-inch nonstick skillet on stove over medium-low heat. Pour in beaten eggs and swirl pan to evenly distribute in a circle. Cook eggs until they are beginning to pull away slightly from the edges of the pan and only the middle is still liquid.

Place the skillet under the broiler and cook until the eggs are just set – they will be firm to the touch, but still spring back to shape. Remove the hot pan from the broiler with oven mitts and slide frittata onto a cutting board or plate.

To serve:

Top frittata with sliced smoked salmon and green onion dressing and garnish with additional green onions if desired.

Adapted from Meatified


Shrimp-Mango and Avocado-Salmon California Rolls

18 Jan
Shrimp & Mango Roll

Shrimp & Mango Roll

It’s been years since I last tried my hand at making sushi rolls. They turned out okay but were just never as good as the ones I could get at my favorite local sushi place and didn’t seem worth the hassle.

Upon first glance this recipe looked super easy and fast and it had ingredients that weren’t too hard to get. Tiny salad shrimp and smoked salmon? I can do that. Did I mention these don’t use rice? Yep. No sushi rice to cook. Just seafood and veggies. Best part? These were seriously so delicious. Especially the shrimp & mango roll. Just as good as something I’d get at a restaurant. The only change I made was to use half an avocado for each roll instead of 1/2 for two rolls. It just wasn’t enough to coat the nori well enough. I have a feeling I’ve found a new staple around here.

Salmon California Rolls

Salmon Roll

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Salmon Panzanella

15 Aug

salmon panzanella

This recipe is actually a repeat from a while back, but I thought it deserved the limelight again, especially for this time of year. I’m not sure why I originally chose to make this recipe as I’m not a huge fan of cucumbers and the potential for soggy bread cubes wasn’t all that appealing. But, despite all my initial reservations, this has become one of my favorite summer recipes.  It’s a great way to use up those fresh cucumbers and tomatoes from the garden and it’s fast! While the original recipe says to use a couple slices of wheat bread, I’ve had the best success with wheat rolls. The crust on the outside prevents the bread from becoming soggy and helps to hold its shape better. If you’re not a salmon fan, the salad alone is worth trying.

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Smoked Salmon & Avocado Tartine

5 Jun


Now before you turn your nose up and run, hear me out. I really didn’t think this would be THAT great. This was only my second venture into the world of smoked salmon and I was still a little scared of it. But, this was so good! So fresh and tasty on a hot day. Not to mention fast! Basically all the prep can be done while the *store bought* na’an is baking and once it comes out, 5 minutes of slapping everything together and you’re done! All the flavors melded so well together and it kind of reminded me of a giant sushi roll. Or a sushi pizza? Anyway, I guess I should mention I just used regular olive oil. I don’t have time to hunt down fancy Chilean Olive Oil.

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Easy Salmon Cakes

1 May

I’m addicted to America’s Test Kitchen. It’s by far my favorite cooking show. Every single thing they make on the show looks so delicious and I immediately mark each recipe in my America’s Test Kitchen cookbook so I can make it later.

These salmon cakes are one of the recipes I knew I needed to try. They really did look simple and quick so I gave them a go. I was technically missing a couple ingredients, but they still turned out great. I subbed lime juice for lemon and used regular onion in place of the shallot. Alas I was fresh out of scallions. BUT, these still had a ton of flavor and I figure making these the “right” way will only make them more awesome!

Salmon Cakes

Serves 4

“If buying a skin-on salmon fillet, purchase 1 1/3 pounds of fish. This will yield 1 1/4 pounds of fish after skinning. When processing the salmon it is OK to have some pieces that are larger than 1/4 inch. It is important to avoid overprocessing the fish. Serve the salmon cakes with lemon wedges and/or tartar sauce.”


  • 3 tablespoons plus ¾ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 scallion, sliced thin
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  •  ¾ teaspoon salt
  •  ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 (1¼ pound) skinless salmon fillet, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


1. Combine 3 tablespoons panko, parsley, mayonnaise, lemon juice, scallion, shallot, mustard, salt, pepper, and cayenne in bowl. Working in 3 batches, pulse salmon in food processor until coarsely chopped into 1/4-inch pieces, about 2 pulses, transferring each batch to bowl with panko mixture. Gently mix until uniformly combined.

2. Place remaining 3/4 cup panko in pie plate. Using 1/3-cup measure, scoop level amount of salmon mixture and transfer to baking sheet; repeat to make 8 cakes. Carefully coat each cake in bread crumbs, gently patting into disk measuring 2 ¾  inches in diameter and 1 inch high. Return coated cakes to baking sheet.

3. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Place salmon cakes in skillet and cook without moving until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Carefully flip cakes and cook until second side is golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer cakes to paper towel–lined plate to drain 1 minute. Serve.

From: America’s Test Kitchen Season 13: Two Ways with Fish

Poached Eggs on Potato, Spinach, and Smoked Salmon Salad with Creamy Caper Dressing

23 Sep

Another Rachael Ray 30-minute Meal

While this salad may sound weird, I thought it was great! This was my first time eating smoked salmon and making poached eggs. While my poached eggs weren’t much to look at, they tasted just fine. Guess I’ll have to practice that technique a little more.


  • 1 pound small red potatoes, cut into quarters
  • Salt
  • 4 large handfuls of baby spinach
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
  • Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 or 4 slices smoked salmon, cut into strips

Place the potatoes in a sauce pot, cover them with water, place the pot over high heat, and bring the water to a boil. Once it is boiling, add some salt and cook until the potatoes are tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and spread out on a cookie sheet to cool, about 5 minutes.

When cool, transfer the potatoes to a bowl. Add the spinach, lemon zest, and olives and season them with salt and pepper.

In a bowl, combine the mustard, mayo, capers, dill, lemon juice, and a little splash of cold water to loosen up the dressing– just enough to make it drizzle-able.

Fill a medium skillet with about 2 inches of water. Bring the water to a gentle simmer over high heat. Once the water is at a bubble, turn the heat down to medium low; you need a gentle simmer for poaching eggs. Pour the vinegar into the simmering water. Crack an egg into a small bowl, then gently slide the egg into the simmering water. Repeat this with the remaining 3 eggs. Cook the eggs for about 2 minutes for runny yolks, or about 4 minutes for solid yolks. Do not allow the water to boil. Use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs to a towel-lined plate to drain.

Add the salmon to the potato mixture, and toss to combine and then divide between two plates. Top each serving of salad with two poached eggs and then liberally drizzle each with the caper dressing.

2 servings

From: Rachael Ray 2, 4, 6, 8 Great Meals for Couples or Crowds


Warm Salmon Salad a la Provencal

31 Aug

This was a great, light summer meal for a busy weeknight. I did tweak the recipe a bit because I used some of the ingredients for another night’s meal on accident. So, my salad ended up with no onions and no bread on the side, although I did add olives to the salad itself. I thought it turned out really well!

Prep: 20 min.    Cook: 13 min.

  • 1 (3/4 lb.) salmon fillet
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 10 cups gourmet salad greens
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat Caesar dressing
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 4 teaspoons capers
  • 5 (1 ½-ounce) slices French bread, toasted
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped black olives
  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Place fish, skin side down, on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove skin from fish; discard skin. Break fish into chunks.
  3. Place salad greens in a large bowl. Drizzle juice and Caesar dressing over greens, tossing to coat. Add onions and capers; toss gently to combine.
    Place salad on plates.
  4. Divide salmon among salads. Top each bread slice with 1 tablespoon olives, spreading with a knife. Cut each slice in half . Serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings.

From: Cooking Light Complete Cookbook

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