Smoked salmon is healthy and so easy to prepare that it doesn't even need to be cooked. People around the world appreciate the versatility of this smoked fish. It can either be part of the appetizers at a party or be served as a gourmet entree in restaurants. And the best thing about this easy-to-prepare fish is that it can be used for a quick snack, a family dinner or also as a sandwich. Below are some suggestions on how to serve smoked salmon.
Method 1 of 4: Purchasing and Preparing Smoked Salmon
Step 1. Choose the type of smoked salmon that matches what you want to prepare
Fish comes packaged in a variety of ways, including thin slices, fillets and chunks.
Step 2. Read the package to see if your smoked salmon needs refrigeration after bringing it home
- Some packaging, such as aluminum pouches and cans, can be stored at room temperature.
- Types that require refrigeration can be refrigerated for 2-3 weeks if the package is unopened. Smoked salmon will last 1 week in the refrigerator after the package is opened.
- You can store smoked salmon in the freezer for approximately 3 months.
Step 3. Allow the fish to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving
This increases moisture and improves the flavor and texture of the salmon.
Step 4. Peel off skin before serving
Some types of salmon have dark flesh under the skin, which will appear after the skin is removed. Carefully remove this dark meat and leave only the white.
Method 2 of 4: Sauces, appetizers and salads
Step 1. Stuff a slice of smoked salmon with a mixture of horseradish and cream cheese and make rolls
Step 2. Combine smoked salmon with sliced apples or pears
Step 3. Use the smoked salmon slices as a topping
You can put it on toast, crackers, cucumber slices, pita bread triangles, rye bread, and on cheese slices such as cheddar or brie.
Step 4. Dip the slices in a sauce made from soy sauce and wasabi
Step 5. Chop smoked salmon and add to salads
Method 3 of 4: Sandwiches
Step 1. Fill a bagel bun (or similar) with smoked salmon and cream cheese
This is a snack known as "bagel lox", popular around the world.
Step 2. Add smoked salmon to buttered toast or spread cream cheese on toast and cover with fish
Step 3. Place very thin slices of salmon on a French or rye bread
Top the sandwich with grated onions, sour cream and capers.
Method 4 of 4: Serving Smoked Salmon on Hot Plates
Step 1. Mix chunks of salmon into your pasta with Alfredo sauce
Step 2. Make a soup using salmon instead of clams
Step 3. Prepare smoked salmon tacos
Just put the fish in place of the meat you normally use for tacos.