I am giving up eggs for a while to see how I feel. Since I would usually pair eggs with smoked salmon (from Trader Joe's), what other tasty meals can I make with smoked salmon? Thanks!
Add it to scrambled eggs. In fact, I cooked exactly that this morning: scrambled eggs as here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl-CWjwhwNQ&hd=1 and then I added bits of smoked salmon and chopped green onions (the green part). My husband loved it and he said that this was the best breakfast he ever had.
Another thing you can do is steam asparagus, and then roll a slice of smoked salmon around two asparagus stalks.
Given that the OP stated she was giving up eggs, I'm not sure that your main suggestion is going to be much use to her @Eugenia!
My answer would be: why cook with it at all?! Smoked salmon is delicious, I could eat it all day - just pair it with some fresh veg and tuck in!
chopped up, with chopped bacon, chives, mixed into cream cheese is very good and makes a good "scoopable" for celery sticks.
However, I don't eat cream cheese very much (lactose problems) so I usually end up making bacon+green onion wraps where the salmon is the wrap.
Last night I put together a salad with smoked salmon (local Hoodsport, WA) sour cream, brined cucumber slices (salted, rinsed briefly, patted dry, apple cider vinegar bath, shake off after about fifteen or twenty minutes and chop) scallions chopped, dill weed, celery seed, and garden lettuce. We licked the bowl. To fancy it up, add olives, cherry tomatoes, lumps of brie or Gruyere cheese and you have a fabulous dish.
There's a Gruyere to look for: Cave Aged Swiss Gruyere .. it's too good to describe, fascinating in texture and perfect for French onion Soup. Skip the bread for paleo. Try a sprig of parsley, or even a few sauteed asparagus tips.
ceviche!! i'm obsessed lol
generous amount of fresh lime juice, fresh chopped coriander, chopped onions, chili pepper, chopped green and red peppers, salt, freshly ground black pepper
cut salmon into strips, combine all ingredients in a glass bowl, let it sit for at least 15 minutes (usually it's 1-3 hours or even overnight when using raw salmon/fish/seafood, but since smoked salmon is safe and ready-to-eat you only want the flavors to combine, however you can let sit > 15 mins)
eat with avocado and/or endive leavs
You don't need much of a recipe for smoked salmon. I had it with eggs this morning but it also pairs nicely with any combination of tomato, cucumber, onion.
And I second the cream cheese recommendation but I have it more often with whole-fat greek yogurt.
Another way to make smoked salmon more interesting/tasty is to buy it directly from a quality fish smoking place. Or salt your own like my mom used to do. There's a notable quality/taste difference. A place right near my house offers a different variety of salmons they smoke with different seasonings - dill is a natural match if you're into that flavor.
Also check out other smoked fishes like herring, sturgeon, whitefish.
Primal Salmon Recipes 13 Answers
Whole Wild Salmon Source? 2 Answers
Canned salmon fat content, why so low? 3 Answers