Friday, December 02, 2011

Using It Up:Salmon

Salmon and Dill Wraps
Delicious Wraps Copyright 2007

11 oz fresh salmon fillet
1 tsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
4 eggs
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp sour cream
¾ oz capers, chopped
Zest of one lemon
A small bunch of fresh dill, chopped I used some dried dill
4 10-inch wraps

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place the salmon on a nonstick baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place in the oven and cook for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. (I nuked my salmon.)

Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil, add the eggs and cook for 9 minutes, then cool under running water for 5 minutes. Shell the eggs and chop them roughly. (I put the eggs in cold water, brought the water to boil, turned it off for 10 minutes, drained and cooled the eggs.)

Flake the salmon into a bowl, removing any skin. Add the eggs, mayonnaise, sour cream, capers, lemon zest and dill.

Preheat a nonstick skillet or broiler pan until almost smoking, add the wraps, 1 at a time, for 10 seconds on each side. This will add some color and soften the wraps. (I skipped this step.)

Divide the salmon mixture evenly among the wraps, placing some in the center of each wrap. Fold in each wrap at the ends, roll up, cut in half diagonally and serve.

I had some frozen salmon fillets in the freezer for the longest time.  They would not have been there as long had I tried this recipe sooner.  I loved this.  The lemon zest and the dill - yum! 

This book is part of a set of books that I bought at a book sale a while back (my son's daycare received a percentage of the sales).  There's a book on wraps, a book on salads and a book on lunches. I was hoping for lunch inspiration but my problem with lunch is I don't usually plan ahead. I really need to start planning ahead because it's great when I have something really good for lunch (like this). Unfortunately most of my lunches lately haven't been that great.

I did a lot of cooking last week and now I'm afraid I'm going to forget what I made before I get a chance to tell you about it all.  I haven't had much energy for blogging in the evenings.  Oh, I did finally bring the recipe archive up to date.  I was over a year behind!  As of this recipe, I've made 1032 recipes from 346 cookbooks.


Anonymous said...

We love salmon and wish we could have it more often. It's just too costly. We broil it and serve with melted lemon butter. This recipe will stretch it further so I'll give it a try. Thanks!


Alisha said...

Salmon is one of the things I miss from the west coast - it's so affordable there whereas here, not so much.

This looks like a great way to use it though - I love the idea of a wrap!