You made a fabulous salmon dinner for your family but overestimated how much salmon you needed; now you have a beautiful Popsie wild salmon fillet just staring at you from your fridge. Nothing is worse than twice cooked or overcooked fish, so what are you going to do? Don’t stress – we’ve got you!
Here are 5 easy ways to transforms that perfectly cooked salmon into another wildly delicious meal.
- Salmon Salad Sandwiches: This is our first go-to for next day lunches, and is always a hit. Just flake the salmon into a bowl sans skin (you can save the skin and crisp it up for a tasty garnish). Add mayo, capers, salt, pepper and a little Dijon if you’re feeling spicy. Spread onto your favorite bread and top with lettuce, tomato, sliced red onion or whatever crispy veggies you have on hand.
- Salmon Omelet: This is an easy breakfast go-to. On the weekends when we have extra time to lounge around in the morning, we love a good omelet. With an omelet, the salmon spends so little time in the heat that it remains tender. Sprinkle your omelet with flaked salmon and pair it with goat cheese and green olives, or with any combination of flavors that you’re craving.
- Niçoise Salad with Salmon: This classic French salad gets its name from the city of Nice on the French Mediterranean coast. The traditional ingredients are tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, Niçoise olives, and anchovies or tuna, dressed with olive oil. We love substituting our wild salmon as the fish of choice. Really, you can top any salad with a leftover piece of Popsie wild salmon, so choose your favorite and dig in!
- A Healthy Grain Bowl: Do you ever look in the fridge and wonder how you’re going to use your miscellaneous leftovers from the week’s dinners? This is a perfect solution. We like using leftover quinoa, chopped fresh greens and whatever veggies are on hand, and then topping it with Popsie’s wild caught sockeye salmon, flaked into bite-size pieces. Dress it with a vinaigrette or honey mustard, and voila!
- Salmon Spread: This is usually made with smoked salmon, but in a pinch is still really delicious with last night’s leftover wild salmon. You can keep it basic and just mix your chopped salmon with cream cheese, sour cream, and salt and pepper. Or get fancy and add a little fresh chopped dill or horseradish. If you mix in some Alaska Pure Alder Smoked Sea Salt and you’ll have an unforgettable smoky spread. Serve it with crackers or crudités (fancy word for sliced, raw veggies). Delicious!
Leftover salmon can be a great starting point for easy, delicious meals. We hope you find these five ideas inspiring. If you're looking for more step-by-step details or recipes, head over to our recipe page. Happy cooking!