- Smoked Salmon Recipes
- Difference Between Salmon and Smoked Salmon?
- How To Smoke Salmon at Home
- Smoked Salmon Recipes List
- STARTERS WITH SMOKED SALMON
- 1. Potatoes with Salmon, Capers and Dill
- 2. Smoked Salmon Cocktail
- 3. Smoked Salmon Canapes
- 4. Easy Canapes
- 5. Creamy Sardine Tapas
- 6. Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Appetizers
- 7. Low Appetizer Platter
- 8. Smoked Salmon Parcels
- 9. Charcuterie Board
- 10. Wreath
- 11. Cucumber Rolls
- 12. Crostini
- SMOKED SALMON BOWL RECIPES
- 13. Sushi Bowl
- 14. Low-Carb Sushi Bowl
- 15. Egg-free Breakfast Bowl
- 16. Sushi Bowl Recipe
- SMOKED SALMON SANDWICHES
- 17. Arugula Sandwich
- 18. Smoked Salmon Toast
- 19. Flatbread
- 20. Healthy Bagel Breakfast
- SALMON PIZZAS
- 21. Smoked Salmon Pizza
- 22. Arugula Salmon Pizza
- 23. Avocado and Pesto Pizza
- SMOKED SALMON SALAD RECIPES
- 24. Bagel Salad
- 25. Caesar Salad
- 26. Avocado Salad
- 27. Citrus Salmon Salad
- HOT SMOKED SALMON RECIPES
- 28. Smoked Salmon Chowder
- SMOKED SALMON EGGS
- 29. Smoked Salmon Benedict
- 30. Breakfast Casserole
- 31. Lox And Schmear Omelete
- 32. Scrambled Eggs
- SMOKED SALMON PASTA RECIPES
- 33. Smoked Salmon Alfredo
- 34. Salmon Risotto
- 35. Farfalle Pasta with Smoked Salmon and Zucchini
- 36. Salmon and Asparagus Pasta
- SMOKED SALMON QUICK LUNCHES
- 37. Quesadillas
- 38. Salmon Cakes
- 39. Smoked Wrap
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- 39 Best Smoked Salmon Recipes
Smoked Salmon Recipes
Smoked salmon is one of the best ingredients to have at home. Not only is it full of healthy fats, omega-3 fatty acids and energy but it is also a versatile ingredient that you can use in almost any dish.
One of the things I love most about it is the fact that you can just buy it, store in the fridge and then use by simply opening the package and no further actions required.
Difference Between Salmon and Smoked Salmon?
(Raw) salmon is exactly that. It's the one that's been caught in the sea and then sold either fresh or frozen. It needs thermal processing such as cooking, grilling or baking before eating.
Salmon can also be smoked in different ways. But the most common one and the one that you buy in plastic packages in stores is cold-smoked salmon.
That type has been dry-cured in a large amount of salt for a number of days. The dry-curing draws out the moisture and afterwards it is smoked in temperatures below 30 degrees Celsius / 80 Fahrenheit.
Salmon can also be hot smoked. Instead of dry-curing the fish is soaked in salty water and then smoked in temperatures above 50 degrees Celsius / 120 Fahrenheit.
How To Smoke Salmon at Home
I've never smoked salmon at home because I just find it easier to buy at a supermarket, but if you have the time, energy and enthusiasm, here's a few tips I've researched on how to smoke salmon at home:
- place it in a plastic container with brine ingredients: water, sugar and salt - cover and refrigerate
- curing in the refrigerator lasts between 4 and 8 hours, depending on the size
- take the fish out of the container, rinse it and leave to dry for a few hours
- oil the skin and place it in a smoker
- smoke for a couple of hours (usually 4)
- allow to cool a bit before placing in the fridge where it can stay between 2 - 3 weeeks or in the freezer for up to 6 months - these stasher bags are perfect for it
- wood for smoking salmon can be pretty much anything except for pine
Smoked Salmon Recipes List
STARTERS WITH SMOKED SALMON
Using potatoes instead of toast or bagels keeps this recipe light and bite sized.
It still gives a unique recipe flavor with onions, capers, smoked salmon and dill but the potatoes do give it that extra touch.
You can easily make them ahead of time and have them ready to serve for your family or guests.
If you need a starter or a quick snack, why not make a smoked salmon cocktail rather than the usual shrimp one?
Built with layers of sliced cucumber, lettuce, sweetcorn and tomatoes and topped of olives and boiled eggs this recipe really does provide all of the nutrients you need for a great nutrition.
For some extra taste, top it off with some balsamic vinegar glaze!
For a great party food that can be wrapped up quickly with the ingredients you have pretty much lying around in the fridge or pantry, try this one!
Made with some pepper and dill and topped of with horseradish, this smoked salmon appetizer is made to impress anyone who tries them.
4. Easy Canapes
For low-carb and gluten-free yet full of flavour, easy to make, and sure to be a hit with your guests canapes, look no further.
Cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers and some herbs set over a sliced piece of fresh veggies is just the thing you need for a quick and healthy starter.
Or a bite-sized food that you need to quickly wrap up when you have someone coming over.
Even though smoked salmon is not the main ingredient in this recipe but more of a garnish, it doesn't provide less aroma or flavor.
Made with canned sardines, olive oil, mustard and cheese the spread really is one of the best seafood recipes you will taste.
Smoked salmon and goat cheese are just the perfect combination to an easy and effortless smoked salmon appetizer.
Toss in some capers, olive oil and fine crackers and in just no time you have a super easy and delicious meal.
The only thing you'll need to worry about is sparing time to refrigerate the salmon with the ingredients before pairing it with the goat cheese and crackers and serving.
Appetizer platters are just the thing when you want to impress your guests but not really spend hours and hours in the kitchen preparing.
With a refreshing dip, bagel bites and tiny cucumber-salmon sandwiches throw in some fresh cut up veggies and you have yourself a simple and quick appetizer platter.
And the dip can be as simple as mixing some greek yogurt with herbs or a bit of horseradish.
These delicious parcels are an elegant starter for a special occasion or a light lunch on a hot summer’s day.
They are prepared quite quickly and just thrown in the fridge to firm up for a couple of hours. So make sure to take that into account when preparing.
Made with chives, cream cheese and creme fraiche they really are simple yet delicious!
This recipes is a unique take on the classic charcuterie board which is the number one dish for brunch when you have family or friends coming over.
Made with a variety of cheeses, fresh fruit and veggies, pickles and garnished with dill and capers, it can also be a great smoked salmon breakfast, lunch or dinner dish that you make in a couple of minutes.
Whether you're wanting an amazing centerpiece for your festive table, or simply a starter for your Sunday brunch that will have everyone gasping and oohing, this smoked salmon wreath recipe is the choice.
It's elegant and classy yet really easy and quick to make. And the best part - doesn't require any cooking!
11. Cucumber Rolls
For a light and refreshing appetizer, look no further then these cucumber rolls.
Assembled in cream cheese and fresh cucumbers and garnished with fresh dill and capers, the smoked salmon unique taste really is brough out in this amazing recipe!
Bread, cream cheese and smoked salmon is all you really need for these super easy crostini.
But when you add some lemon juice, black pepper, capers, garlic and fresh dill you get an appetizer (or snack) that's full of taste and aroma that you'd want to make for any gathering you'll have in the future.
SMOKED SALMON BOWL RECIPES
13. Sushi Bowl
Sushi bowls typically don't require more than 15 minutes to put together. And this one is no different.
With some fresh veggies, store bought smoked salmon and cauliflower rice, it is the simplest lunch you will every make. And low calorie too!
This amaying sushi bowl is made with cauliflower rice, smoked salmon, crunchy fresh veggies, creamy avocado and drizzled with and easy and tasty dressing.
Not only is it super easy to make (only 15 minutes!) but it is also filled with essential nutrients, slow-releasing carbs and healthy fats to make sure you eat healthy but delicious.
You might have not thought to use smoked salmon as an ingredient in your breakfasts but once you try this smoked salmon breakfast bowl you won't turn back.
The best thing is that it can be made ahead of time and assembled just before serving. Made with sweet potatoes, bell peppers and simple greens this is the perfect gluten, dairy and sugar free meal you'll need to start your day.
For anyone who loves sushi but hates making it (like me!), sushi bowls are the go-to meal.
Seasoned cauliflower rice, hot smoked salmon, avocados, cucumber and nori seaweed brought together with some shredded carrots and sesame seeds are the perfect low calorie and gluten free meal you'll need.
SMOKED SALMON SANDWICHES
17. Arugula Sandwich
Smoked salmon sandwiches might sound fancy and complicated but really they are simple, quick and healthy way to provide yourself with a refreshing and delicious lunch.
With just a slice of some wholegrain bread, cheese, leafy greens and capers, the addition of smoked salmon is just the cherry on top you need for a lunch you won't want to miss.
For a special flavor to your regular smoked salmon sandwich, try adding a bit of horseradish to the cream cheese.
It really gives that extra touch and aroma and makes this ssandwich the thing you'll wish you had for lunch any day of the week.
Apart from cream cheese and horseradish, you'll also need some yogurt, chives and capers to top of your slices of bread and finalizing with some delicious smoked salmon.
A healthy and delicious meal in just 5 minutes? Yes, please!
Just take your flatbread and bake it on both sides for about 5 minutes total. Use that time to prepare your ingredients and just assemble them on top once the flatbread is baked.
Made with smoked salmon, tomatoes, arugula, capers and some fresh dill, make sure to include this recipe as your next quick snack.
Stuffing things between 2 slices of a bagel seems like a really simple and easy meal.
But just take few minutes of time to perfectly assemble and pair the ingredients to get a delicious meal full of flavor.
Smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, red onion slices and pickles! Lay them on top of each other and enjoy an amazing breakfast, snack or lunch!
Whether you're looking to improve your nutrition or just wanting to pick healthier ingredients opposed to the traditional ones, this pizza is the thing for you.
The crust is based on rye flour which is then topped of with cream cheese-based sauce, capers, onions and smoked salmon.
Just the perfect healthy meal you'd want for any time of the day.
A crisp crust and delicate texture of the toppings filled with smoked salmon, arugula, fresh herbs and cream cheese?
Yes, that is just the mouthwatering lunch or even dinner dish you'd want to make to satisfy the tastes of everyone in your family.
If you want to cut your prep time in half, just buy some store-bought pizza dough and focus on putting the toppings for the best pizza you can make.
While a smoked salmon pizza is always a good choice, adding pesto to the equation does make it something special.
Creamy avocados, delicate smoked salmon and herby pesto on top of a crispy crust is just the comfort food we all need after a long day!
SMOKED SALMON SALAD RECIPES
24. Bagel Salad
For a healthier version of a cream cheese and lox bagel, this smoked salmon salad recipe might just be the thing you need.
Cucumber, dill, tomatoes and gluten free bagel chips are topped with a drizzle of homemade cream cheese dressing keeping it simple yet delicious and tasty.
For a low-carb version you can just easily omit the chips.
25. Caesar Salad
Punchy herby dressing, creamy avocado, garlic croutons, and parmesan - this is a lighter and healthier version of the classic caesar salad.
Add some smoked salmon bits and you have yourself a balanced nutritious brunch or lunch.
The classic elements such as lettuce and croutons are kept but this one is easier to prepare and so much lighter to digest.
26. Avocado Salad
For anyone trying to eat healthily and include some more raw veggies into their nutrition, this salad is just the thing.
Made with avocados, arugula, zucchini ribbons and fresh mint along with the smoked salmon give the perfect blend of tastes for a healthy and delicious meal made in 20 minutes of time.
You wouldn't think that raw veggies, smoked salmon and citrus fruit would work together in a bowl. But you'd be surprised.
Once you try this salad with a sweet orange mustard vinaigrette you probably won't want to go back to your classic lunch salads.
HOT SMOKED SALMON RECIPES
Smoked salmon recipes don't necessarily need to be cold and raw. They can also be just as tasty in warm and comfort meals such as chowders.
Made with potatoes, veggies, cream cheese, and hot smoked salmon, this might just be the creamy and comforting chowder you need.
The magic in keeping all the flavors of smoked salmon is to add it in just a few minutes before your chowder is done!
SMOKED SALMON EGGS
No matter if you're having an intimate breakfast in bed or an elegant brunch gathering, these smoked salmon eggs benedict will not leave anyone indifferent.
Made with just a few ingredients and spices, in just 15 minutes you can have a simple yet delicious meal that will leave you full for hours.
This easy smoked salmon breakfast casserole is perfect for a quick and healthy breakfast that you can make ahead of time and then enjoy in the days to come.
And great for brunch parties, too!
It's also super easy to make! Just chop up the ingredients, saute the veggies, throw them into a casserole dish with some cheese, whisked eggs + milk, and bake.
A pretty dish that also tastes delicious!
Craving breakfast but watching out for carbs?
Why not try this Lox and Schmear Omelet (without the bagel).
It's salty, creamy, delicious and really easy to make with just a few ingredients - eggs, smoked salmon, cream cheese and seasonings.
32. Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled eggs are my go to meal when I'm out of ideas for breakfast.
But add some fresh veggies, cream cheese and smoked salmon to them and you get an amazing yet simple dish to anyone's liking.
It's also a great dish when you are craving something fun but don't really want to spend all that time in the kitchen. Win-win!
SMOKED SALMON PASTA RECIPES
If you take some high quality pasta like fetuccine and toss it in butter, cheese and cream, you really cannot go wrong.
But when you also add some hot smoked salmon and legumes like peas to it you get a perfectly balanced and nutritious meal that I guarantee everyone will love.
34. Salmon Risotto
For an impressive (yet pretty simple) dinner, you cannot go wrong with this smoked salmon risotto!
Just top of your classic risotto with some smoked salmon, fresh herbs and squeezed lemon and you have yourself a delicious and tasty dish.
You can make it also in an Instant Pot or just stick with the classic stove-top method.
This Italian pasta recipe for farfalle with smoked salmon and zucchini is just the pasta recipe you want to make when you're out of ideas what to give your kids.
It has a delicate creamy flavor enhanced by the addition of a little grated fresh ginger and orange zest.
It's easy to make for dinner on any given day yet elegant enough for special occasions!
For a taste of spring in your kitchen, this Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Pasta is just the dish.
Simply prepare the asparagus by roasting them with olive oil and salt or grilling outside when the weather is nice.
Add a bit of creme fraiche and you have yourself a healthy and nutritious meal made in no time.
SMOKED SALMON QUICK LUNCHES
Quesadillas must be one of the easiest dishes to make. You can simply toss anything you have at home inside them, roll into quarters and bake for a few minutes until crispy.
This recipe calls for some smoked salmon, brie cheese (perfect for melting) and cheddar. But it won't be the same without the sauces. So make sure to try each and every one of them.
38. Salmon Cakes
Salmon cakes are the perfect twist to "regular" smoked salmon recipes. They don't use it as a standalone ingredient but rather mix it with seasonings, herbs, eggs and breadcrumbs to get a baked meal that you can serve with almost anything.
It maybe does require some more prep and effort but the end result really is worth it.
Don't forget to make the dipping sauce to really bring out the taste of these delicious salmon cakes!
39. Smoked Wrap
Wraps are probably my favorite dish. There's something so great in just tossing the ingredients on a wrap and rolling it for a ready-to-eat meal.
This wrap is made with smoked salmon, cucumbers, cream cheese, capers and red onions and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice and pepper for a delicious meal that you can prep ahead and eat on the go.
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39 Best Smoked Salmon Recipes
- Potatoes with Salmon, Capers and Dill
- Smoked Salmon Cocktail
- Smoked Salmon Canapes
- Easy Canapes
- Creamy Sardine Tapas
- Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Appetizers
- Low Appetizer Platter
- Smoked Salmon Parcels
- Charcuterie Board
- Cucumber Rolls
- Sushi Bowl
- Low-Carb Sushi Bowl
- Egg-free Breakfast Bowl
- Sushi Bowl Recipe
- Arugula Sandwich
- Smoked Salmon Toast
- Healthy Bagel Breakfast
- Smoked Salmon Pizza
- Arugula Salmon Pizza
- Avocado and Pesto Pizza
- Bagel Salad
- Caesar Salad
- Avocado Salad
- Citrus Salmon Salad
- Smoked Salmon Chowder
- Smoked Salmon Benedict
- Breakfast Casserole
- Lox And Schmear Omelete
- Scrambled Eggs
- Smoked Salmon Alfredo
- Salmon Risotto
- Farfalle Pasta with Smoked Salmon and Zucchini
- Salmon and Asparagus Pasta
- Salmon Cakes
- Smoked Wrap
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