Smoked Salmon is the perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner protein. It is salty, not too fishy, and goes great with many things. If you’re anything like us, you bought a big pack of smoked salmon to feed your family during brunch and maybe you’re struggling to finish off the pack. Sure, its fab on a bagel, but sometimes you just need something a little bit more interesting. We have rounded up some of our favorite recipes to use up smoked salmon that are interesting, creative, and full of flavor so none of that precious fish goes to waste!
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Give New Life to Leftovers
If there is one thing we really don’t like, it’s food waste. Repurposing these leftovers in creative ways ensures that nothing will get wasted, which makes us totally happy! So much food is wasted in the US, but we are here to make sure that never happens again by bringing your leftovers back to life!
Leftover Smoked Salmon Ideas
#1: Make an Easy Breakfast Frittata with Leftover Smoked Salmon
Smoked Salmon Frittata is the perfect breakfast or Sunday brunch and a super fun way to use up leftover smoked salmon! When it comes to meals, is there anything better than Sunday brunch? Delicious warm or cold, frittata is light and fluffy and can be such a versatile dish.
Made with eggs, leftover smoked salmon, sometimes goat cheese or cream cheese, shallots or onions, and any additional veggies and herbs hanging out in your fridge. Smoked Salmon Frittata is for anyone and everyone and is totally customizable. So, scrounge through your fridge, pull out random pieces of cheese and some sad looking veggies and make the most delish frittata! Check out some of our favorite Frittata recipes below:
- Smoked Salmon Frittata
- Smoked Salmon Frittata with Dill
- Cheesy Smoked Salmon Frittata
- Smoked Salmon Frittata with Peppers and Kale
- Smoked Salmon Breakfast Frittata
#2: Make a Decadent Risotto with Leftover Smoked Salmon
Once you start eating Risotto, you won’t be able to put it down. You will crave the richness, creaminess, and the perfect texture you get from this perfectly cooked dish. Risotto can be made with three different types of rice: arborio, carnaroli, or Japanese sushi rice. These three grains all have one thing in common, they are all short grains, which makes for the most unbelievable Risotto.
If a recipe doesn’t call for any smoked salmon, stir it into your base risotto recipe and et voila, smoked salmon risotto! We love adding leftover Smoked Salmon into our Risotto because of the undeniable flavor it lends to this creamy rice dish. With added lemon, parsley, any something creamy, like grated parmesan, gouda, or mascarpone you will never want to eat smoked salmon any other way! Check out some of our favorite Risotto recipes below:
- Smoked Salmon Risotto with Gouda
- Smoked Salmon Risotto with Lemon
- Fennel and Smoked Salmon Risotto
- Parmesan Risotto
- Smoked Salmon Risotto with Mascarpone
#3: Make a Creamy Paté with Leftover Smoked Salmon
Paté can be made with so many different ingredients. From livers, beef, pork, vegetables, to fish, which is what we are using today! Smoked salmon makes for one of the creamiest patés you will ever eat, but the grind of paté can be smooth and creamy or chunky if you prefer. Make it your own!
In a food processor whiz together leftover Smoked Salmon with a dairy option like crème fraîche, cream cheese, and even heavy whipping cream.. Get creative and add fresh dill, fresh lemon juice and lemon zest, and any spices you love and pair with your favorite cracker or crisp bread! Check out some of our favorite Smoked Salmon Patés to use up that salmon:
- Smoked Salmon Paté with Fennel and Apple Salad
- Smoked Salmon, Dill, and Lemon Paté
- Potted Salmon Paté
- Smoked Salmon Paté
- Hot Smoked Salmon Paté