Thursday, June 11, 2009

Smoked Salmon Egg Salad

Hot Smoked Salmon

Here's a twist on an old classic....egg salad with chopped up pieces of smoked salmon in it! I thought about making this after having smoked salmon and deviled eggs at one too many brunch buffets. Now don't get me wrong...I love classic egg salad, deviled eggs and smoked salmon with creme fraiche and dill but next time you have friends or family over for brunch...try this recipe and see what they think. And it really is an easy way to impress your guests without a lot of work. You can make these for baby or bridal showers, too. Just buy petite baguettes or mini Italian loafs and they end up being so cute and yummy! This recipe is just a great way to make a sandwich a little more sophisticated without making it too complicated.

Smoked Salmon Egg Salad:

6-10 Hard Boiled Eggs (this will make about 4 large sandwiches)

for tips on how to boil the perfect egg go to my post:

6-10 oz Smoked Salmon (this is the hot smoked salmon not lox)

2 tablespoon creme fraiche (sour cream if you can't find creme fraiche)

3 tablespoons mayo (I like mine a little may want to add a little more mayo for your liking)

2 teaspoon Dijon mustard (honey mustard is also good in this recipe)

1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill

pepper to taste

paprika for color & taste

no salt since the smoked salmon is salty and will give the egg salad enough salty flavor

Chop up your eggs into small chunks and mix in a bowl with the creme fraiche, mayo, mustard, pepper, dill and paprika. Make sure your eggs and other ingredients are mixed up well then chop up your salmon into small chunks and add to the egg mixture. Serve as a dip with crusty bread and crackers or serve on toasted french baguette for the best egg salad sandwich you've ever had! For brunch I serve this on petite french baguettes with a side of fruit. And seriously try this as a dip appetizer at your next get together! Your guests will not be able to stop eating it! Enjoy!

I always try to buy good eggs, cage-free & organic and from local farms when available. You can tell the quality of an egg by the color of its yolk. See how nice and bright and almost orange like these yolks are...that's a good egg!

Paprika doesn't add much flavor but I love the red specks in my egg salad. You could also use ground hot red pepper if you want it to be spicy.

Mixing up the egg salad before you add the salmon ensures that the eggs are coated in the sauce and seasoning.

You can add as much smoked salmon as you like. Remember that it is salty so don't add salt to the egg salad.

Toasting the baguette gives the sandwich an extra crunch. If you get a french baguette that's already pretty crispy, you could skip toasting it.

How good does this egg salad sandwich look? So much flavor with the dill and smoked salmon...I promise that you're gonna love it!


Helene said...

Never thought of adding smoked salmon to egg salad. Looks yummy.

amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

OMG I want it. I have been dying for yr guac for three weeks too. love you.

finsmom said...

Glad to see you back :)

avesta said...

Helene...try'll love it!

Amy I will be home this summer and will make you more guac and this egg salad...but I think you should try this recipe bc I know you will love it so much!

finsmom...I'm trying to be business is just so demanding and getting really busy but I will try to post more this summer!

Jennifer said...

YUM!!!!!! Ud never thought to combine the two either!! :)

Donna-FFW said...

Oh this sounds truly delicious to me. I have to print this out for my BIL, smoked salmon is his favorite!

Ingrid said...

GREAT photos Avesta! That sounds so good! Wish I was close so I could volunteer for taste testing.

Laura said...

This looks great! I have some smoked salmon in my freezer and I was just wondering what I should do with it, great idea!

avesta said...

I really hope you all try this recipe bc I make it for some brunch events that I have and it is always one of the first items to go!

Ingrid...I wish you were here to taste test, too bc my husband does not eat anything with seafood and I have eaten so much of this all by myself!

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of smoked salmon used this way. I'm sorry to say I never have been so creative with this ingredient, which is a bum because it is one of my fav things to eat! I LOVE this recipe...thank you so much!

Phoo-D said...

What a great idea! I'm always looking for new ways to use up smoked salmon because when we luck out and get some it is usually a large quantity.