Smoked Salmon

Smoked salmon has been cured and then cold- or hot-smoked for added flavor. Smoked salmon is served thinly sliced, and it's a favorite seafood course on breakfast or brunch spreads. It's heaven on bagels with cream cheese and equally fantastic blended into egg dishes at breakfast or brunch.

See Popular Smoked Salmon Recipes

Bagel, Lox, and Egg Strata

Better Homes and Gardens

Heart-healthy salmon is featured in this brunch egg casserole.

Asparagus-Salmon Scramble

Better Homes and Gardens

We've given traditional quiche a new twist by adding salmon. Serve it at a spring brunch or enjoy as a dinner entree.

Lox-Style Strata

Diabetic Living

Buckwheat-Cheddar Blini with Smoked Salmon

Food & Wine

As a nod to their Norwegian heritage, Sophie Dahl and her family ate blini (mini pancakes) topped with smoked salmon every Christmas Eve. Now Dahl makes the blini with wonderfully earthy buckwheat flour and serves the salmon-topped hors d'oeuvres at parties throughout the year.

Total: 30 mins

Smoked Salmon, Goat Cheese, and Artichoke Quiche

Fine Cooking Magazine

The high-sided, free-form crust makes this spring quiche an especially elegant addition to brunch. If you can't find hot-smoked salmon, cold-smoked will also be scrumptious, although it will lose some of its silky texture once it's baked.

Total: 30 mins

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

Better Homes and Gardens

Fans of bagels and lox will devour these upgraded deviled eggs at your next appetizer party.

Total: 25 mins

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

Better Homes and Gardens

Smoked salmon is a welcome substitute for traditional ham or Canadian bacon in this unique take on Eggs Benedict. Make your own hollandaise sauce with dry mustard, sour cream and lemon juice.

Total: 25 mins

Savory Brunch Muffin

Better Homes and Gardens

Smoked salmon, eggs and potato chips(!) make these muffins a complete meal in one handy package. Pair with a piece of fruit for a well-balanced breakfast.

Salmon-Filled Puffy Omelet

Better Homes and Gardens

Fill this low-carb omelet with smoked salmon this time; try turkey or ham next time.

Smoked Salmon Tart

Better Homes and Gardens

Creme fraiche gives this rich salmon tart a wonderfully tangy flavor. Look for creme fraiche in the dairy section of your grocery store or make your own.

Egg & Salmon Sandwich

EatingWell

Smoked salmon and egg whites on a toasted whole-wheat English muffin is the perfect power breakfast. For a more substantial meal, pair it with a piece of fruit or a glass of 100% juice.

Total: 15 mins

Salmon Leftovers = Super Simple Meals: Easy Does It

Healthy, light-and-lovely salmon: That's pretty much what fish meant when I was growing up on the West Cost. I'm sure in other parts of the country people ate plenty of catfish and cod, but my dad fished for salmon, and we happily ate it fresh and smoked. Summer is prime time for wild Pacific salmon, which is truly a superfood, a great source of omega 3 fatty acids and protein as well as Vitamin D, B12, niacin, B6, and magnesium.

Plane Fact: Nothing Tastes Very Good at 30,000 Feet

First of all, we didn't realize actual food was served on airplanes any more -- save the random tiny package of peanuts or pretzels. Can you tell we fly coach? But it gives us some smug sense of satisfaction to know that the swells in first class dining on "asparagus and wild-Alaskan smoked salmon quiche" (we kid you not) aren't really enjoying their dinner as much as they could be.

Summer Sensations: 6 Fresh Seafood Pasta Recipes -- A Fine Catch

When asked to describe pasta meals, most Americans might say "cheesy," "meaty," and "heary." These descriptions are true of some of our favorite cold-weather pasta dishes (lasagna!), but they overlook a multitude of summery options, like the perfect pairing of fresh seafood and pasta.

Easy Weeknight Soup: Hearty Salmon Chowder

Try this hearty salmon chowder for a quick weeknight meal the next time you're craving healthy comfort food. Bonus: It makes for delicious leftovers!

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