Chinese Sesame Salmon

Chinese Sesame Salmon

Baked salmon smothered in a sticky Chinese sesame sauce, the very same sauce that’s on sesame chicken. The sweet and savory sauce works just as well, if not better, with salmon.

The sauce is made stove top and doesn’t go on until after the salmon is baked. It’s made by simmering honey, soy or tamari sauce, fresh ginger, garlic and sesame seeds together along with a little cornstarch to help thicken it.

It takes less than ten minutes, … 

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Salmon en Croûte with Lemon Dill Sauce

Salmon en Croûte with Lemon Dill Sauce

This is a classic French dish with salmon tucked inside puff pastry and baked.

En croute is French for ‘in crust’.

This version includes asparagus that sits right on top of the salmon and gets wrapped up inside the pastry so when you slice it you can see all the layers including the asparagus peeking out at you, making for a beautiful presentation.

It looks like a fancy dish that is hard to make and time-consuming but both are the furthest thing from the truth. It isn’t complicated to put together, I promise!

You can even assemble it ahead of time and refrigerate until you’re ready to bake…. 

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Asian Spinach Salad with Salmon and Edamame

This Asian Salad with spinach, edamame, salmon, scallions and toasted sesame seeds is one of the best I’ve made all summer. The star of the show is the soy and ginger dressing. I could drink it up! And in fact, did.  The little puddle that settled on the bottom of the bowl. I couldn’t resist.… 

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Poppy Seed Pasta Salad

When it’s treacherously hot, slaving over the stove or grill to put a meal on the table is the last  thing anyone wants to do.

That’s where the quintessential summertime favorite known as pasta salad enters the equation.

There’s something appealing about having a giant bowl of cold pasta salad sitting in your refrigerator. It can save the day.  If you throw one together for lunch, then dinner is easily taken care of too…. 

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Salmon Sliders with Lemon Dill Cream Cheese

Salmon Sliders with Lemon Dill Cream Cheese

If you’re looking for something a little different to perk up a summer-time meal then look no further! These Salmon Sliders are quick, easy and fairly inexpensive to make. Their light and healthy yet satisfying and delicious.

Do you ever have low expectations for something only to find that it wasn’t warranted? That was just the case with these salmon cakes. They are made by mixing canned pink salmon with egg, bread crumbs, parsley, onion, dijon mustard, and the classic pairing of lemon juice and dill. The salmon cakes are then pan-fried and served on a thinly-sliced fresh baguette with lemon dill cream cheese.

I carried the flavors of dill and lemon over from the cakes to the cream cheese to the tartar sauce. But both sauces aren’t necessary…I wanted to have an option for my family because I wasn’t sure how some of them would feel about the cream cheese…but it was the first to disappear. Another expectation…proved wrong.  And for once I didn’t mind. These were a real crowd-pleaser!

Salmon Sliders with Lemon Dill Cream Cheese

They can be served hot or cold, slider-style, in a pita or on a salad. I ate the leftovers right from the refrigerator the next day and they were totally delectable.

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Salmon Sliders w/ Lemon Dill Cream Cheese
(by Reeni)(makes 9 sliders)

15 ounces canned Pink Salmon, boneless, drained and flaked
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup Onion, minced
3 tablespoons Mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
1 heaping tablespoon Fresh Dill or 1 teaspoon Dried
3/4 cup Fresh Bread Crumbs or 1/2 cup Panko or Seasoned Bread Crumbs
1/2 teaspoon Sea or Kosher Salt
1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
Panko or Seasoned Crumbs for coating, optional
Canola Oil for pan-frying

Also need:
Small buns, dinner rolls, or a fresh baquette, thinly sliced
Your choice of sauce(s) (recipes to follow)
Lettuce and sliced tomato, optional

1. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients. If coating with crumbs set up a shallow dish with a layer of crumbs. Scoop up a palmful of mix and gently press together to form a small, fat patty about 2 – 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Place in bread crumbs and gently pat them on – top and bottom – don’t worry about the sides. Set on a large dish. Repeat until all the mixture is used. Refrigerate patties for at least a 1/2 hour – 1 hour.

2. Meanwhile prepare the Lemon Dill Cream Cheese or Lemon Dill Tartar Sauce.

3. In a large skillet heat enough canola oil to generously cover bottom of pan over medium heat. Carefully add salmon sliders. Cook about five-six minutes or until golden brown, carefully flip, and cook 3-4minutes. Serve on your choice of bread with lemon-dill cream cheese or tartar sauce.

Lemon Dill Cream Cheese

4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
1 heaping tablespoon Fresh Dill, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
Dash or two of salt

In a small bowl combine all ingredients. Refrigerate until serving.

Lemon Dill Tartar Sauce

1/2 cup Mayonnaise
2 heaping tablespoons Pickle Relish
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 tablespoon Fresh Dill, chopped, or 1 teaspoon Dried
Dash or two of salt

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and adjust to taste by adding more relish, lemon or salt. Refrigerate until serving.

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Salmon Sliders with Lemon Dill Cream Cheese

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