Sometimes you have to make like a bear and well, eat fish. It can’t be all read meat and rarity because sometimes, as much as you hate to admit it, you just have to mix it up. Salmon is my go to fish of choice, mainly because it’s hearty and leaves you feeling satisfied, even though it’s not a big hunk of steak. Second, because I don’t trust my local market as their deli case is always piled high with imitation crab meat and bottles of clearance sauce. Going out on a limb there may be playing a game of roulette I can’t afford to lose. I really need to stop being so lazy and drive a little further to the next market for my own safety.
This ‘double’ smoked salmon is a simple, but fancy looking meal. Go for a good smoked salmon when shopping for this recipe, and not just Starkissed, you’ll that me later. You can go through setting up your smoker, or cheat on it for the evening by placing un-soaked wood chips wrapped in foil on your standard grill as it preheats and leaving them on through the cook.
- 4 6 oz fresh salmon fillets about 1" thick (with skin if possible)
- 3 oz smoked salmon
- 4 teas fresh dill snipped
- 1 lemon
- salt & pepper
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 scallion thinly sliced
- 4 teas horseradish
- Prep smoker by soaking wood chips ahead of time and preheating according to manufactures directions.
- Slice a pocket in each salmon fillet and stuff with smoked salmon and dill. Squeeze lemon juice over each portion and season with salt and pepper.
- Place the salmon, skin side down, in the smoker and cook for 30 minutes, or until fish is cooked through and begins to flake.
- Meanwhile, make the horseradish cream by combining the sour cream, scallion, and horseradish in a small bowl until combined.