Hands up now, who’d consider six pounds of free smoked salmon to be a “problem”? It sounds like a great gift, right?

Yes, I’ve got “connections” down at the smokers, where the refrigeration unit went on the blink this morning — lots of fish was looking for a home. Free food is always good, smoked Atlantic salmon makes some very fine eating, and I’ve got a terrific recipe for smoked salmon pâté — but a person can only eat so many hors d’ouevres in a week!

So, my mother gave me her excellent instructions for Smoked Salmon Salad Wraps (see below) and tomorrow I’m going to do Linguine & Creamed Smoked Salmon (mashing up a chunk of fish in a bowl of my Easy Microwave White Sauce, essentially), but I’ll be scouting around for some good smoked salmon recipes for the rest of this week.

Smoked Salmon Salad Wraps

Slice very thin:
  • 6 oz. smoked salmon
  • 1 tart apple
  • 1 sweet onion (Vidalia, preferably)

  • 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
  • lemon juice to taste

on * White tortillas are better than wholewheat because they don’t compete with the salmon.
  • 6 small soft wheat tortillas *


Arrange mesculun (mixed salad greens) on each tortilla. Top with slices of salmon, apple, and onion, and drizzle on any remaining mayo mix.

No tortillas on hand? You can also use pita bread — or even a large flat leaf of Romaine lettuce.

You can sprinkle on a little salt, if desired, but (this is the voice of my mother speaking!) it’s probably not good for you, and the salmon’s got enough flavour that you shouldn’t need it anyway.

Roll up, and enjoy!

Those wraps are awfully tasty, and pretty healthy, too. But the recipe search goes on… and I’m looking for recipes for smoked-salmon dishes that can be frozen, preferably, because we’re going to have one almighty-powerful craving for a land-based entr&eactue;e (steak, chicken, pork, tofu, mung beans, anything but seafood!) by the time that six pounds is used up…

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. domestika

    Hi Andrew, what a great idea… must try your Kedgeree. And I love your whole Faux Cuisine site, by the way – “Good recipes for lazy cooks”! Nothing’s better than recipes that let you (a) eat well and (b) impress people with your culinary skills, without getting all hot and bothered about it… ;)

  2. Andrew Boyd

    Hi Jen,

    6 pounds of spare smoked salmon… I’d hate to have that problem :)

    Have you ever tried making Kedgeree? It would be world-class gourmet fare with smoked salmon, and an easy breakfast/brunch meal to prepare for a lot of friends. I’ve got a lazy faux cuisine version.

    Best regards, Andrew

  3. M

    In my experience, 6 pounds of smoke salmon can be a nuisance….putting fresh newspapers on the floor, emptying out the ashtrays, finding them matches and snacks. And they don’t leave ’til the fall.

  4. Sharon Hurley Hall

    Yum, yum! Salmon is one of my favourite foods!

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