Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad
Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad

Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad

This little salad was inspired by a recipe I tried for a hot pasta dish using Smoked Salmon. I didn’t like it much, as it turned out, chiefly because, as with canned tuna, I find that the delicate and best flavors of smoked salmon are lost when it is heated. I still had some of the salmon left, however, and it struck me that pairing it with pasta in a cold preparation should work just fine. The recipe I settled upon for this post is not only very tasty, but dead easy to make.


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Steamed Whole Tilapia
Steamed Whole Tilapia

Steamed Whole Tilapia with Ginger and Scallion

In western kitchens, fish is usually only cooked in fillets or steaks, rather than whole, and the cooking methods are primarily frying, deep-frying, or baking. In Chinese cuisine, however, fish is frequently steamed, both in pieces, and as a whole fish with the head and skin intact.

Here, whole Tilapia is given the traditional Chinese treatment by steaming it with ginger and garlic. As a final step, more ginger and also some scallion is added and hot oil is poured over everything just before service. The result is exquisitely aromatic and delicious.


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