Smoked salmon is one of my favorite foods and it is particularly good paired up with toast and eggs in breakfast. In fact there are many more ways to enjoy it in the morning too!
Here are the very best smoked salmon recipes breakfast or brunch. (Including egg-free, gf and df options)
Smoked salmon is great for packed lunches because it is less perishable than other meats and seafoods that are not cured. For more packable recipes, check out the top 40 day hike lunch ideas and recipes and for some more great brunch ideas, check out the Best Savory Blackberry Recipes.
The difference between hot and cold smoked salmon
My favorite smoked salmon is the lox or cold smoked style. It has an almost raw texture that melts in your mouth. It is smoked for a long time at a low temperature that cures the salmon without cooking it. The best tastes salty, mildly sweet, and smoky.
Hot smoked salmon has a cooked texture. Cures and marinade recipes tend to get more creative. Teriyaki, maple and candied salmon are some popular flavors of hot smoked salmon. It is smoked at a higher temperature for less time than cold smoked fish and can be chopped or flaked into chunks to use.
How To Slice Lox/Cold Smoked Salmon
To slice a filet or piece of lox or cold smoked salmon, you'll want to start with a long and very sharp knive. A carving knife with small grooves in the blade can help prevent the salmon from sticking to the blade and tearing.
Keep your fish cold until slicing. Hold your knife at a 45' angle. Starting at the tail (narrower end) slice away from the wider part, towards the end of the tail as thinly as you can. Lay each piece of fish on a plate and continue slicing until done.
Want to know how much to buy? Read A Guide To How Much Salmon Per Person For A Serving.
The picture below is the knife I own and use. It was recommended by a friend of mine that is a sushi chef because of the grooves that help keep the salmon from sticking to the knife. If you are new to this, watch this video on how to slice smoked salmon.
Platters and Boards
Perfect for the holiday season, these are the easiest smoked salmon brunch recipes if you're feeding a crowd. Cream cheese, capers, hard boiled eggs, lemon, red onion, fruits, veggies and more pair up with bagels or crackers for big, beautiful breakfast boards, platters and buffets.
Smoked salmon pate, spread and dip is a great make-ahead dish that compliments many brunch buffets. Serve alongside toasted English muffins, crackers or toast and eggs. A delicious savory recipe for any breakfast.
Toasts and Sandwiches
From the classic breakfast sandwich with a jammy egg to a Scandinavian rye bread version known as smørrebrød and lots in between, here are the best recipes for smoked salmon breakfast toast and sandwiches! (These are my personal favorite ways to eat smoked salmon.)
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Eggs and smoked salmon are a classic combination and for good reason. Delicate omelets, pillowy scrambled eggs, sunny side up and eggs benedict with a runny yolk are decadent and comforting at the same time. Check out these salmon breakfast recipes including a classic eggs benny and a lightened up version with yogurt sauce.
Top Tip For Poaching Eggs
Cooking for a crowd? Did you know you can easily poach your eggs ahead of time? Simply poach them until done then plunge into ice water to cool. Store in the fridge and rewarm in bowl of hot water for 2 minutes before serving. For a more in depth explanation, check out 'How to Poach Eggs for a Party'.
Quiche and Frittata
Lots of make-ahead recipes here! Quiche and frittata can be served either warmed or at room temperature. Choose a simple egg mixture of heavy cream, cheese and leeks or get fancy with lighter veggies and fresh herbs. Yum 🙂
Smoked Salmon Bowls
Breakfast bowls are comforting and an easy breakfast. We've got one with, and one without eggs. Make them as is or customize them with your favorite ingredients. These salmon bowls are perfect, healthy recipes.
Wraps and Tortillas
Wraps make an excellent breakfast on the go! Here are some awesome, tantalizing and tasty breakfast combinations that are wrapped in tortillas! Choose from recipes with eggs, egg whites or no eggs at all!
Crepes make an elegant statement but it's not hard since you can make them ahead of time. Try out these takes on savory breakfast crepes.
Unique Smoked Salmon Breakfast Recipes
And here are the unique, mouth-watering recipes we had to include. Have fun and surprise your guests with these cool breakfast ideas!
Cheers and happy cooking, Friends! Sabrina
Have a wonderful and tasty day! ox Sabrina