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22nd Apr 2009, 19:33
Always wild, never farmed if you can.

Thin slices rolled around finely chopped capers and spring onions.

Sliced and placed in loosely cooked scrambled eggs.

On it's own with a good grind of black pepper and a beverage.

One is fortunate, one can get great smoked salmon fairly inexpensively.

22nd Apr 2009, 19:38
Crumpet, mushy scrambled egg, topped by smoked salmon.

PS, anyone ever made nettle soup? Is it ok to just cook the nettles, or do they have to be de-stung?

22nd Apr 2009, 19:44
Nettles, or stinging nettles, are a perennial herb eaten in many parts of the world. The leaves are long and pointy. Only the shoots and top of the plant are eaten. Nettle soup is the most common preparation (and there are various European and Asian preparations), but they are also added raw to salads, or cooked as greens.

2 lt young tender nettles
1 1/4 cups beef boulillon
3 tbl flour
2 tbl butter
white pepper
1 tsp chervil
finely chopped chives

Method :
Rinse the nettles well and cook in the bouillon till tender.
Strain and chop or grind the nettles finely.
Return the nettles and cooking liquid to the kettle; bring to a boil.
Stir together the flour and butter add to the soup.
Let cook for a few minutes.
Season the soup to taste with salt pepper pounded chervil and chives.
Serve with hardboiled eggs cut in half or poached eggs.

Way to thread drift!

22nd Apr 2009, 19:49
Cheers mate:ok:

I'll give it ago.

22nd Apr 2009, 20:02
Rollingt....I always enjoy your foodie threads.

"Lollipops" are a big catering trend right now. I think I'll make these smoked-salmon lollipops for an upcoming potluck picnic.....


22nd Apr 2009, 20:08
Look Yummy :)

Nettle soup was very popular during WWII due to its nutrious and tasty values....plus you could collect it for free. Much more stuff available if you look to the ground and up in the trees. (Know all about mushrooms before collecting tho')

No smoked salmon on the ground...got to catch it and then smoke or cure it. Takes talent and a licence.

22nd Apr 2009, 20:12
On it's own with a good grind of black pepper

I advocate a dash of lemon or lime juice with the pepper. Helps to cut the oiliness just... so.


22nd Apr 2009, 20:49
Spaghetti al salmone

So simple, and I think it's great.

spaghetti - usual quantity per person
smoked salmon - one slice per person
crème fraiche (single cream?) - abt two tbsps per person
parmesan - abt a coffeespoon per person

Chop salmon fairly small, say 1cm to 1/2" squares
Heat water, drop in spaghetti when boiling
Now put frying pan on low fire, drop in salmon, add the cream, stir as necessary, add parmesan when the cream starts bubbling.
By the time the spaghetti are done, the cream should be bubbling lightly and the salmon should be hot (no need to cook it!).
Drain spaghetti, mix in with the salmon and cream, add a twist of pepper and serve.

Simple, takes only minutes, and tastes great.

(Spotted the recipe many moons ago in an Italian cookbook "Spaghetti da Guinness" with 150 spaghetti recipes. Made it dozens of times since.)


(PS the salmon + cream only takes about 5 minutes, so if you are using spaghetti that needs 20 minutes according to the package, time things accordingly.)

22nd Apr 2009, 20:52
Gravad lax (with dill sauce) is much better IMO:-
Gravlax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravlax)

I was 25 before I tasted smoked salmon, and 38 when I first had gravad lax.

22nd Apr 2009, 21:35
Someone once remarked to me that SS tasted like cat food, and I must admit, it's been the same for me since!

22 Degree Halo
22nd Apr 2009, 21:40
Salmon soup:ok:


22nd Apr 2009, 21:53
De gustibus non discutandum est....

Everybody to his own taste!

And anyway.... I did my first "spaghetti al salmone" with Petrossian offcuts (we lived just round the corner at that time), so none of your supermarket leftovers.... :ok:


22nd Apr 2009, 22:14
Thinly sliced with lemon juice and some capers with black pepper. Just yummy.

Big chunks of smoked salmon with wasabi and pickled ginger. YUUUUMMMYYY!!!!

22nd Apr 2009, 22:27
Smoked salmon wrapped around a slice of melon, sweet chilli sauce and sliced grapes, as a starter...:ok:
With mustard ham and a Mature Cheddar, Wholemeal bread and butter
Maincourse :D

22nd Apr 2009, 22:31
All salmon is horrible. Terrible.
I'm surrounded by award winning restaurants sepcialising in fish. Awful.
Padstow would be my idea of hell.

22nd Apr 2009, 22:35
I'm with G-CPTN.
I liked smoked salmon till I had gravlax in the Oestermalmskellaren (sp?) in Stockholm. Gravlax every time for me.

22nd Apr 2009, 22:42
If you're going to chuck Smoked Salmon in pasta then have the good grace to lob in a glass of vodka too. Smirnoff Black Label, plenty of lemon, dill and fresh cream.

NO Bloody Cheese FFS!:{

23rd Apr 2009, 00:55
Warm bagel, buttered, cream cheese, a few slices of lox. Heaven.


Hmmm....Norwegians know a thing or two about gravlax

23rd Apr 2009, 01:37
Oohh Rollingthunder. And it's lunch time too.

Look at my taste buds go...

http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-eatdrink020.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org)

23rd Apr 2009, 02:12
Smoked salmon rolled around guacomole and capers:ok:

23rd Apr 2009, 02:23
There's an old Jewish saying "Where there's smoke, there's salmon."

RT there's a new product on the market down here from Fumoir du Nord, available only at IGA Extra, cold smoked Atlantic salmon using a Montagnais Indian recipe. I've never eaten smoked salmon like it. Fantastic, melts in yer gob. :ok:

23rd Apr 2009, 03:37
When I lived in Shetland I loved the local smoked salmon. Even better was the smoked Shetland lamb with apple slices & fresh bread. How I miss the lamb! Smoked salmon of various qualities I can get here in Florida but try getting a decent leg of lamb or lamb chops, let alone Shetland smoked.

Had something nearly as good in Iceland ie smoked meat & fish. Pretty sure the meat was lamb but can't remember. Mrs T. would know. She remembers detail like that.

23rd Apr 2009, 08:07
I'm with TURIN on this one. Any fish dish - no parmesan. Shallot, garlic, soften. Add quartered cherry tomatoes, chilli and black pepper to taste. Vodka. Cream. Bring to simmer, add smoked salmon and barely warm through. Add to pasta of choice and wash down with a nice Gavi di Gavi.

Metro man
23rd Apr 2009, 08:15
Brown bread and butter, squeeze of lemon, freshly ground black pepper. Possibly add a poached egg with hollandaise sauce.:)

23rd Apr 2009, 08:27
With asparagus, especially now the English asparagus season has just started.

Mrs Hughes
23rd Apr 2009, 08:32
With a poached egg and hollandaise sauce on an English muffin!:ok:

23rd Apr 2009, 09:04
Quoting James Martin from his saturday show on the Beeb:

"just add a cup of double cream and a knob of butter" in his Yorkshire accent. ;)


Howard Hughes
23rd Apr 2009, 09:10
With a poached egg and hollandaise sauce on an English muffin!:ok:
Although capers and sun dried tomato go equally well...:ok:

23rd Apr 2009, 12:09
Toasted Bagel, cream cheese, coupla capers, smoked salmon....and if I won 30 mill $, I'd still be eating it! -(therin lies a little secret to happiness, want what you have :ok:)

I always think of it as very New York Jewish...Bagel & Lox, I call it my Larry Lunch (as in Larry David) :}:D

And stirred through creamy scrambled eggs.... and with an egg & Hollandaise...and on little squares of wholemeal bread witn a very thin slice of onion and a caper....'tis wonderful wonderful stuff....

Solid Rust Twotter
23rd Apr 2009, 12:58
Smoked Nile Perch. Firmer and with far more flavour than salmon and not half as greasy. Substitute as required.

One is partial to a Bismarck Herring on black bread with chopped red onion and a dollop of sour cream. Garnish with dill and you have ambrosia.

Russian herring and beetroot in sour cream with chopped onion. Slop onto a bagel and try not to drool down your shirt.

23rd Apr 2009, 23:06
By way of an olive branch RT...

Big handful of California Raisins

Big handful of sunflower seeds, roasted for no more than a minute.
Couple of dried chillis crushed,
few grinds of salt.
Mix together,

Heaven x

Never liked Salmon me:yuk:

23rd Apr 2009, 23:16

One likes olives.

My Mum never liked salmon, then I started bringing a side of cured wild salmon on each visit. Converted.

25th Apr 2009, 09:22
Smoked scallops :) yum!

25th Apr 2009, 10:42
I am lucky (depending on your point of view) as Grimsby Docks is 2 miles from my home and a great array of fresh and cured seafoods are readily available at good prices.

Smoked Salmon costs me £7 a lb as does fresh boiled Lobster.
Hot smoked Salmon is out of this world taste wise and other delicacies such as smoked Halibut and Marlin are good too but the best tasting seafood for me is Alaskan King Crab....hmmmmmm, drooling already.

Hot 'n' High
25th Apr 2009, 15:03

No smoked salmon on the ground...got to catch it and then smoke or cure it. Takes talent and a licence.

Not strictly true – on either count. :}

During his National Service with the Army way back when, me Dad and a mate of his were on an exercise North of the Border. Liberated a hand-grenade and sneaked off down to a nearby river well known for Salmon. True, the epicentre was carnage but, once away from water-zero…. ;)

Cook was delighted to oblige as there was more than enough to go round that evening! Don’t think they bothered smoking it tho – they felt it was best that the evidence was eaten pronto! :\

25th Apr 2009, 15:14
Can't stand salmon. Horrible taste to it, unless you drown it
in HP Sauce.

Now, Jellied Eels! Mmmm Luverly!!!

O.K. I'm just a peasant. No breeding you know.

25th Apr 2009, 21:31
I'm not the only one.
Smoked salmon is boke.
Terrible, awful boke.

26th Apr 2009, 02:12
With a poached egg and hollandaise sauce on an English muffin!

Yes. Eggs Pacifica (Eggs Benedict with salmon replacing the ham). Very popular around the Pacific Northwest. I had mine this morning. Yummy!

Standard Noise
26th Apr 2009, 02:31
Can't beat a bit of smoked mackerel. Mind you, price Tesco charge for it, it might as well be flippin salmon.

26th Apr 2009, 07:35
I'm with Rollingthunder on this with the bagel, CC combo,
I've never really had it any other way.

Those salmon pops did look enticing however. :ok:

26th Apr 2009, 07:41
All fish, any fish at all, except Salmon. Dunno why, never could stomach the stuff, with the heretical exception of the tinned variety & then only disguised in potatoe & chilli as fishcakes.:uhoh: