Hot Smoked Salmon, Soba and Asian Greens Salad Recipe on Food52
I got hooked on hot-smoked salmon while living in England where my corner fishmonger sold me some of his personally recommended local stuff. I had to limit myself to buying this only once a week. It was sweet and salty, firm and creamy all at the same time. The “hot” here doesn’t mean spice. It’s the temperature at which the smoking process occurs (between 145-150 degrees Fahrenheit), which fully cooks the fish, giving it a light pink silken internal texture a tawny, smoky skin. I used it…
If a bite of this clean, bright "pâté" transports you to a sunny beach on Nantucket, that's because it's inspired by a similar spread offered at the island's Straight Wharf Fish Store. This rendition can be whipped up effortlessly, but it's a substantial and statement-making appetizer nonetheless.
Recipe: Smoked Salmon Potato Cakes with Herb Crème Fraîche
Smoked pork has hogged the spotlight long enough. It’s time bacon stepped aside and let smoked fish enjoy a little well-deserved attention. Smoked trout is my weekday lunch staple, but when it comes to weekend brunches or other special meals, I splurge on smoked salmon. In this recipe, pungent, smoky slices flavor a soft potato cake that is dredged in panko and cooked until crisp, then drizzled with an herbed crème fraîche. Bacon who?
Dinner Tonight: Grilled Whitefish Salad with Tomatoes and Tarragon Vinaigrette Recipe
The fish fillets are grilled quickly then immediately placed atop a handful of lettuce, which wilts the leaves just slightly. Cherry tomatoes, tarragon, and capers are all tossed with a simple vinaigrette then added on top. With those little tomatoes just starting to pop up at farmers' markets, this is the perfect time to check out what whitefish is all about.
White Fish with Chickpea Ragu
This healthier version of ragu is as delicious as it is versatile: Pair it with chicken, pork, beef or even eggs—simply make a small well in the ragu and crack the egg(s) into it, cooking until desired doneness, about 3 to 4 minutes for a runny yolk.
A Sandwich A Day: Smoked Whitefish Salad Sandwich at Mooncake
Think of it as the bahn mi of the sea. Mooncake's smoked whitefish salad sandwich ($7.50) has familiar accoutrements—cilantro, jalapenos, daikon and carrots—but a far less fatty protein more typical of Jewish cuisine than Vietnamese. Stuffed with more whitefish salad than any sandwich can reasonably hold, every bite makes some squeeze out the other end. No matter: scoop it all up when you're done for meal number two.