Thursday, July 7, 2016

Salmon and Potato Salad

Salmon and Potato Salad served with New England special hotdog buns, some juicy colorful heirloom tomatoes and french fries. 

East Coast summers are really short but scorching hot I am not complaining cos we just finished our quota of long freezing winter... so we are on a salad and seafood diet for the time being.

We went whale watching last weekend to Cape Cod I must say it was really a memorable one. To go to Seaworld and see trained whales performing acts is another thing but to go few hours into the sea in a small boat and see untrained ones in their natural habitat  is mindblowing. The whales dived with the boat for a short distance very gracefully .Later playfully went from side to side like a happy dog and we ran around in the near-empty boat to catch the glimpses. It seems it was our lucky day there were plenty of whales close to the boat, was indeed a feast for the eyes.
Don't ask me for pics cause for the very first time I went without my camera on a trip  and decided to live and enjoy the moment and not worry about taking hundreds pictures to get that one perfect picture with straightest horizon line and whale tail with dripping droplets in a rocking boat.


Salmon and Potato Salad recipe
Ingredients: (serves 3)
Salmon - 1 fillet 6 oz piece
Potato -1 (medium - russet ) chopped
Mayonnaise - 2 tbsp
Garlic - 6 flakes
Sour cream - 2 tbsp
Spring onion - 2 sprigs
Garlic powder -1/3 tsp
Salt and Pepper to taste
Butter - 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp + olive oil
To serve:
NewEngland hotdogs #PriceChopper brand

Heat butter and olive oil  and put garlic then potato chopped allow it get a bit brown then add the salmon into the same pan add salt, pepper and garlic powder, cook until done on both sides of the fish is done. Allow it to cool then roughly flake it also lightly mash the potato.
Thoroughly whisk the sour cream and mayonnaise together add the chopped spring onion too.
Finally add the fish into the mixture and gently mix. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Tomato Salad:
Heirloom tomatoes - 3 sliced
Mix olive oil -2 tsp, lime juice  -1 tsp a pinch of salt ,sugar and pepper powder pour into a small bottle and shake vigorously pour on the sliced tomato when ready to be served  keep fruit and vinaigrette chilled until served.

Serving suggestion Salmon and Potato Salad, Tomato Salad,French fries , lemon wedges and New England hotdogs.



Other potato salad ideas from FoodNetwork friends:

The Mom 100: Classic Potato Salad with Celery and Fresh Thyme
Feed Me Phoebe: 
Creamy Red Potato Salad with Capers, Radishes and Chives
Homemade Delish: 
Loaded Baked Potato Salad
Creative Culinary: 
French Potato Salad
In Jennie's Kitchen: 
Italian String Bean & Potato Salad
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: 
Salmon and Potato Salad
The Heritage Cook: 
Potato, Spring Vegetable and Bacon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Taste with the Eyes: 
Pretty Petite Potato Salad, Vinagre de Jerez Dressing
Healthy Eats: 
5 Potato Salads for a Lighter Picnic
FN Dish: 
The New Age of Potato Salad: 7 Ways to Do It Up Right



7 comments:

  1. You are right... tripping without camera means living the moment....and salad looks so yummy.... Never made fish salad... looks so tempting... :)

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  2. Understood, sometimes picturing is not the priority but having a great time with nature and returning home feeling satisfied. Nice salad, which I think can be filled between toast for a complete meal. Both -salmon and potatoes are a fav in house, so this salad, do I have to say more? Recipe is definitely treasured.

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  3. This salad looks absolutely delish Meena! though not a fan of Salmon I would still want to try..:-)

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  4. Totally agree to you about leaving the camera behind... sometimes we just need to enjoy the moment... I am totally drooling at both the salads, a meal that I would love to be served post my vegan days, Meena... ;)

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  5. It looks so colorful and tasty.. Salmon I haven't yet tried.. Will try it out one day.. All ingredients are common and so have to try..

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  6. Such a bright and colourful picture... makes me want to dive into it...

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  7. I love Salmon and I love potato!! I see there is not much mayonnaise in the recipe - I am saving it to try next weekend. Thanks!!

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