Monday, May 16, 2011

Salmon salad with dill

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Leftover fish doesn't last long in my kitchen. Mixed with mayonnaise and adulterated with herbs and lemon, cold fish salad makes a perfect midnight snack. Emery, my 12-year-old, loves it in his lunchbox - ah, the joys of packing lunch for my little gourmand! He claimed today that he was still tasting dill at dismissal, a full three hours after he ate his sandwich. Here's hoping dill and parsley have something in common (I'm thinking about fish breath)....

Salmon, tuna, steelhead, halibut, tilapia - they all work in this recipe. Don't worry about exact measurements. I buy most of my fish at Costco, and lucky thing, too, because the size of Costco's packages virtually guarantees I'll have leftovers. If you're having a party, buy an extra package, make a big bowl of this salmon salad and put it out on your buffet with baguette slices or crackers.

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Salmon salad with dill
The keys to good salmon salad: More herbs than you ever possibly imagined and a double dose of lemon.
  • 6-8 ounces leftover fresh salmon, cooked and cooled
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl, flake the salmon with a fork. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Serve chilled.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 3 cups


@Elain_Evans said...

Kudos for mentioning Costco for seafood and rewarding them for recently implementing sustainable fish standards
Wild fish tastes best too. I add celery and homemade dill pickles finely chopped to this recipe when I am blessed with leftover sockeye salmon.

Maria said...

What a great lunch!

Cookin' Canuck said...

This would be my ideal lunch. Lovely, Erika!

Emily (Roots+Platters) said...

I'm always wondering what to do with leftover fish - I also shop at Costco for my seafood (you don't have too many choices in CO!). This looks delicious and I will definitely be trying this recipe when the weather warms up a bit here. Yum! Thanks for sharing!

Amelia said...

yum! i make salmon salad all the time, but use canned salmon, which is cheap, healthy, and super fresh because its canned the same day as its caught.

Monet said...

Now I only wish we were growing some fresh dill in our garden. Thanks for sharing with me tonight. I've missed visiting you and your blog. I'm glad that I'm back :-) I hope you have a wonderful end to your week. Hugs from Austin!

Rhonda said...

I have some canned salmon that is just waiting to be transformed (I never have left over fresh salmon). Thanks for the inspiration.

Claudia said...

I made this today! Delicious!! Best thing was the salmon was fresh...paid a little premium for it but the butcher (@ Sprouts) was kind enough to point out he had a fresh shipment in....never frozen!

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