Dear Mr. President…
Dear President Obama,
First of all, thanks for staying in Alaska longer than it takes to refuel Air Force One. In my lifetime I think you’re the first POTUS who even stayed overnight.
Now, about that smoke fish you scored in Dillingham.
I heard you talking about recipes for it on NPR this morning. A few suggestions:
Scramble it in eggs, maybe with a little chopped scallion. Breakfast of champions.
Mix it with cream cheese, garlic and a little Tabasco. That will definitely dress up those Ritz crackers you were talking about.
My fellow Alaskans? Weigh in with your own recipes for smoke fish below. Be especially nice if someone had a smoked salmon pasta recipe.
Dana View All →
Author and founder of Storyknife.org.
Mince it finely along with equally minced sweet onion and sweet pickle, stir in mayo, and use as you would normally use tuna salad for sandwiches.
The salmon, sour cream, touch of vinegar and some heat makes a great sauce for pasta.
And there it is.
Some smoked salmon recipes from Alaskan chef Kirsten Dixon:
Alaska Smoked Salmon Chowder
Smoked Salmon Tacos
Arepas with Smoked Salmon and Spring Onion
Yummy Yummy Yummy. I am totally going to make those Arepas. Maybe the Tacos as well. That Pasta thing sounds great too. Thank you Dana (and POTUS as well)!
Mix cream cheese, mayo, chopped onions, chopped jarred jalapeno and a splash of lemon juice with some smoked salmon. Serve with ONLY Ritz crackers! perfect appetizer or snack.
Natalie Cardinal on my Facebook page sez, “[M]ix it with mashed potato and make fish cakes.”
I smoke the bony part of the belly and use it to make soup stock for my salmon chowder. It’s slap your mama Obama good.
Very simple – mix cream cheese, chives, garlic powder (to taste) in with the smoked salmon. Mix until smooth. Supply Ritz crackers, butter crackers, triscuits, wheat thins – stand back or get run over!
very simple…. just eat it!
Standing over the sink, right out of the jar with a fork. That works for me, too.
I did the same thing just yesterday.
Make quiche! Chop some mild onion, make a nice crust, beat some eggs with some milk, grate some cheese – Swiss is nice, chop some spinach. Prepare the salmon (save the jar), and line the pie pan. Carefully stir everything together and pour into the crust. Shield the edge of the crust and bake. 350* until a knife inserted in the center a bit is clear when removed. Set on a rack to cool. Serve warm. Delish!
I forgot. I am not Alaskan, but I do have a friend who sends me wonderful smoked salmon.
Smoked salmon, preferably Copper River red, cream cheese, mayo, minced garlic, Tabasco, Worcestershire, fresh lemon juice & white pepper. It’s always a hit.
Over pasta… Make a light cream sauce, Fork in leeks lightly sauteed in butter, white pepper and the chunks of salmon.
Add it to pasta; with bell peppers, sliced zucchini, some onion rings, a little mayo – salt & pepper.