I am not a fly fisherman. I don’t like kayaks. I am scared of grizzly bears. But in search of trout, I bested all three of these fears and hangups.
Salmon and Trout
Never have I gone so far, or endured so much, for so little. But do I regret my trip to the Canadian Rockies? Not in the slightest.
Salmon with avocado salsa. This is chinook salmon, California style. Simple. Easy. Fresh.
This is actually a salmon mousse, but that sounds a too frou-frou. Really it’s an easy, smooth salmon dip that uses fresh and smoked salmon. Great on crackers for parties.
Deviled eggs are one of those foods I have a hard time controlling myself with. I’ve been known to eat a dozen at a sitting, and even though I know I’ll feel ill afterwards, I can’t stop eating them. These deviled eggs, made with smoked salmon, are especially good.
Salmon salad. Pretty ordinary, right? My version, as you might expect, comes with a twist: It’s made by grilling everything but the main fillets, then stripping the meat for this salad. Thrifty, and awesome.
If you’ve never paired salmon with cucumbers, you are missing out. It’s a surprisingly natural combination, and since both are in season now, I thought I’d put them together in a pretty little date-night dish.
When life gives you salmon, LOTS of salmon, make salmon patties. Sure, you can make these with regular cuts, but I prefer to make my salmon patties from “spoon meat,” which you scrape from the carcass. Here’s how to do it.