When you think of smoked salmon- what do you think about? Is it simply Bagels, Cream Cheese, Capers, and Red Onion? Now, as delicious as that sounds- try to mix it up a bit. I have added smoked salmon to salads, pastas, wraps, sandwiches, eggs, etc. There are two different types of smoked salmon- cold smoked and hot smoked.
Examples of Cold Smoked Salmon
Examples of Hot Smoked Salmon
I use Blue Circle Smoked Salmon - both cold and hot. You can purchase the cold smoked salmon here. You can purchase hot smoked salmon at any Whole Foods store under their Changing Seas Label (also under cold smoked).
Many of you will ask- why is this not Wild Caught Salmon? I can tell you that I am not a big fan of wild caught smoked salmon. I think the cold smoked tastes "rubbery." There is simply not enough fat in a Wild Caught Salmon for me to enjoy having it- the lower the fat content the drier the smoked salmon. On Hot Smoked Wild Salmon I find it extremely flaky and lacks the oil needed for flavor. These are my picky reasons for not eating Wild Smoked Salmon.
Smoked Salmon Spinach Salad for 1
4 oz Changing Seas Smoked Salmon
1 cup Fresh Spinach
1 Soft Boiled Egg
Half Avocado- Sliced
8 cherry tomatoes- Sliced
1 TBS of sliced Red Onion
1 Garlic- Minced
Black Pepper/Salt to taste
1 TSP Avocado Oil
I always like to use a bigger bowl than I need for my salads. Place fresh spinach, Avocado, Tomatoes, Red Onion in a bowl. Top with Smoked Salmon (take off skin) and the Soft Boiled Egg. Drizzle Avocado Oil and Garlic over the salad. Salt and Pepper to Taste.