Smoked Salmon Stacks (And Snacks!)
Chef Kenzie LOVES using smoked salmon in her dishes – especially ones that need to be prepared in a flash. Smoked salmon is a source of protein that doesn’t require cooking and has a natural umami flavor. Altogether, this makes smoked salmon the perfect quick-and-easy ingredient. It will bump up the protein content of your snack or meal while giving it a big boost of flavor!
A Few Tips
Hold the Salt! Due to the naturally higher sodium content of smoked salmon, you don’t have to add much salt to other components of the dish. Rather, Chef Kenzie prefers enhancing the natural flavors and brightening up the dish with fresh herbs and a squeeze of citrus. The herbs and citrus cut through the salt and umami found in the salmon. This means it easily creates a delicious and balanced combination!
Sauce it Up! The natural saltiness of smoked salmon begs for a rich and creamy (fatty) sauce to mellow it out. This smoked salmon stack recipe features our Lemon Dill Aioli and Grain-Free Waffles. However, you could prepare this same recipe with a store-bought mayo (sugar-free), or a different type of aioli. You could even use one of the citrus- or herb-based dressing from Always Hungry? or Always Delicious. Alternatively, use one of our 5-minute sauces.
This snack is so versatile. Mix it up however you like. Try substituting the Grain-Free Waffles with a Socca Wrap (Always Delicious pg. 198), a Rosemary Biscuit (Always Delicious pg. 203), or with a few vegetable crudités. If you’re looking for a few different snack ideas that feature smoked salmon, try these recipes…
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