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beachpotato
01-28-2009, 06:57 PM
I just bought a container of fresh salmon chunks from tj's and am wondering what to do with them besides put them in wraps. the chunks are maybe 1-2" big. thanks!:)


aneleh
01-28-2009, 07:11 PM
You could make salmon skewers with onion and tomato and grill them. Or make soup! With veggies, potatoes and dill mmm for some reason it just tastes amazing in soup.

Redflame
01-28-2009, 07:34 PM
with a fork.............

;)

sorry could not control myself!

IF you dont have a problem with sodium terriaki sauce is great, I would just bake with a little sauce on it, serve with brown rice and roasted asparagus or beans or something.


ANOther
01-28-2009, 08:54 PM
Put them into a salad

EPW
01-28-2009, 09:31 PM
How about salmon, vegetables and seasoning on a skewer in the George Forman grill? :cool:

Thighs Be Gone
01-28-2009, 09:53 PM
I am a huge sockeye salmon eater. I have it every week. I make salmon cakes! MMMmmm! I use fresh salmon but you could use canned or whatever.

Diced Salmon
Diced Onion
Parsley
Old Bay Seasoning
One egg white
S & P
One piece of whole wheat bread into crumbs

Mix the above. Form into 6 patties and freeze onto wax paper for 10 minutes. Cook in skillet with nonfat cooking spray.

I especially love these with couscous and wasabi mayo. For the mayo part, I sub. fat-free Miracle Whip.

fractal
01-29-2009, 01:10 PM
This is my favourite - marinated salmon the Norwegian way (gravlaks):
http://www.norway-hei.com/marinated-salmon.html
A Latvian friend taught me to prepare a less complicated version - thin slices or strips (like carpaccio), onion, black pepper, salt, olive oil; mixed up or layered; store in fridge for several hours; can be served on its own or with any side dish you consider suitable.

WaterRat
01-29-2009, 06:29 PM
I'm assuming that this is already cooked? It's great just added to a salad - any kind like you'd use for grilled chicken. Salmon patties are good too.

If it's raw, I usually grill mine on my George Foreman grill, or in nicer weather on my gas grill outside. Big pieces can be baked with or without a sauce. I like one made of equal parts of mayo and sour cream (ff or lf are okay) with lots of dill added - cover and bake til done. :drool:

Annie Pele
01-29-2009, 06:44 PM
I'm with Thighs Be Gone (love that screen name, btw). Salmon cakes are great. My recipe is pretty much the same, but I add a little dijon mustard. Yum. Great way to get your Omega 3s.

Platinum
01-29-2009, 06:44 PM
I love to mince up some garlic & sprinkle parsley on it and then bake it. It's super yummy that way. or if it's in those packs like chicken chunk comes in I usually use it an salad just like I would the chicken. I'm not currently on the South Beach Diet but the Tuna Chopped Salad recipe they have is really really yummy when you put Salmon chunk in instead of the Tuna. It's the recipe with avocado and a bunch of chopped veggies. I think that it's name.

shrinkingviolet
03-04-2009, 05:16 PM
MMM, I'm reading and posting right now to avoid snacking... I love salmon. I love salmon sushi and I also get seafood-stuffed salmon from Henry's and do it on the Foreman.

tdiprincess
03-07-2009, 09:31 PM
Since DH family heritage is NY Jewish, we enjoy bagels, lox (smoked salmon) and cream cheese... Haven't had it in a while, it is a sure treat!

Otherwsie... salmon patties are great or else I broil it in the oven with a little bit of oil, garlic, onions, lemon or white wine (or white balsamic) vinegar, and parsley and a little S+P.
Sometimes I'll pan-fry it also.

Bubu
03-16-2009, 07:18 PM
I put my salmon on the grill. In aluminium foil.

I just let is marinate in the juice from a lemon or two for several hours.

Then take the foil, put a little of butter/olive oil on it (the length of the fish), put the fish on it. Add on the fish a little of the lemon juice, sprinkle some drops of olive oil and use lemon+pepper seasoning, garlic and parsley seasoning, any other type of multiseasoning, lots of basil. Pack the foil very well to seal in everything, and put it on the grill for 20min.

I make a sauce of: 0% fat yogurt, 2 drops of olive oil, the juice from lemon, and a little of orange (I even put some lemon+orange zest), add black pepper. I put this "sauce" on the salmon and on the veggies next to it. DELICIOUS:T

lizziep
03-17-2009, 01:55 AM
i've been doing salmon filets in the oven, surrounded by a bunch of veggies- seasoned with olive oil, garlic, salt & pepper and roast the whole thing for 15-20 minutes. yum!

also like to do it in a foil packet on the grill in the summer.

Bubu
03-17-2009, 03:59 AM
i've been doing salmon filets in the oven, surrounded by a bunch of veggies- seasoned with olive oil, garlic, salt & pepper and roast the whole thing for 15-20 minutes. yum!

also like to do it in a foil packet on the grill in the summer.
The foil works in the oven too ;) so you don't have to wait for summer to do it.

zenor77
03-17-2009, 08:48 AM
I just bought a container of fresh salmon chunks from tj's and am wondering what to do with them besides put them in wraps. the chunks are maybe 1-2" big. thanks!:)

I'd marinate, put on skewers and grill or throw in the oven like others have mentioned.

Glory87
03-17-2009, 10:40 AM
Thanks for all the great ideas!

Here is my current, favorite recipe for salmon. It is simple and delicious. I serve it over brown rice (there's usually some tasty sauce to spoon over the rice) with a green vegetable.

Maple-glazed salmon

INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound salmon

DIRECTIONS
In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, garlic salt, and pepper.
Place salmon in a shallow glass baking dish, and coat with the maple syrup mixture. Cover the dish, and marinate salmon in the refrigerator 30 minutes, turning once.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, and bake salmon uncovered 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 265
Total Fat: 12.4g
Cholesterol: 67mg
Sodium: 639mg
Total Carbs: 14.2g
Dietary Fiber: 0.1g
Protein: 23.1g

tdiprincess
03-17-2009, 03:12 PM
Glory: That sounds very good! I need to grab some salmon filets. Maybe next time I'm at an Aldis... get some shrimp and Salmon! :flow1:

rockinrobin
03-17-2009, 06:09 PM
I love salmon teriyiaki. I make a paste using a little soy sauce, a little sugar free apricot preserves and fresh crushed garlic. I'm also really liking the sound of Glory's very similar recipe. Here is a new favorite at our house. We ate it last night. And boy was it GOOD. :T:

Roasted Pecan Salmon

Ingredients:

4 salmon filets (4-6 oz. each)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons seasoned breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
1 teaspoon parsley
Wedges of fresh lemon

Preparation:
1. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. Place skin side down on baking sheet.
2. Combine mustard and honey, brush on top of salmon.
3. Mix topping of breadcrumbs, nuts, and parsley and sprinkle over salmon.
4. Bake at 400F 15-20 minutes or until flaky. Serve with wedges of fresh lemon.

4 servings at appox 265 calories each, 29 gms protein

Hyacinth
03-22-2009, 12:01 PM
@Platinum: Salmon and avocado sounds like a great combination. I'm going to try it in a salad soon!

beautifulone
04-08-2009, 10:02 PM
You could make salmon skewers with onion and tomato and grill them. Or make soup! With veggies, potatoes and dill mmm for some reason it just tastes amazing in soup.

I put my salmon on the grill. In aluminium foil.

How do you grill things inside, especially on skewers??? Or do you mean bbq grilling?

Bubu
04-09-2009, 04:03 AM
How do you grill things inside, especially on skewers??? Or do you mean bbq grilling?
Oh you can do it both ways. I usually bbq grill it.
Inside it is easy too, you just place the fish wrapped in foil in a oven resistant bowl...same thing, the heat is gonna do the job, because the alu foil allows an even cooking. No skewers.

srmb60
04-09-2009, 09:11 AM
Last weekend I let mine sit in lime juice, garlic and parsley. Then sauteed them in a bit of butter and olive oil until they were dark at the edges. It was delicious!