7 Ways to Use Leftover Grilled Salmon

Penne with Salmon Puttanesca © Marcus Nilsson
By Kristin Donnelly Posted August 30, 2015

Next time you grill salmon, throw a few extra fillets on the grates so you can make one of these dishes the next day.

Next time you grill salmon, throw a few extra fillets on the grates so you can make one of these dishes the next day.

1. Sandwiches
Layer it with bacon and watercress in a ciabatta roll for a riff on a BLT.

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Or dress it with herby yogurt and stuff the salad in a hot dog bun for a salmon roll.

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2. Kedgeree
Make a delicious version of this lesser-known British-style breakfast and stir it into creamy curried rice with hard-boiled eggs.

3. Fried rice
While we’re on the topic of rice, why not use grilled salmon in this Chinese comfort classic?

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4. Hash
Toss the salmon with cooked potatoes and bacon, then top with poached eggs.

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5. Tacos
Wrap leftover grilled salmon in tortillas and top with cabbage, cilantro, radishes and sour cream or pickled onions and lentils.

6. Salad
Turn your Greek salad into a full meal by adding some flaked grilled salmon.

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Or substitute it for tuna in a Niçoise salad.

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7. Pasta
Use salmon in place of anchovies for a heartier version of puttanesca.

Kristin Donnelly is a former Food & Wine editor and author of the forthcoming The Modern Potluck (Clarkson Potter, 2016) and the blog Eat Better, Drink Better. She is also the cofounder of Stewart & Claire, an all-natural line of lip balms made in Brooklyn.

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