I almost didn't post, because this is exactly the kind of post that will be spoofed on the banana board next year. But ultimately, since I spent the money, I'm throwing myself at your mercy knowing full well I got myself into this mess.
The challenge: a couple of months ago, I bought a whole salmon off the back of a truck at the farmer's market because it was a good deal. They filleted it and I brought it home and tossed it in the freezer. Now, no one in my fam particularly likes salmon. Some of us enjoy hot and/or cold smoked, or even in sushi, but just straight up, not so much.
Nevertheless, since a good deal makes food taste better - also not true with kids - I just sauteed the first round with some kind of sauce - don't remember. Butter, wine, capers maybe. Did not go over too well.
I just want to use up the 2nd fillet now and get the dang thing out of my freezer. But I fear that no matter what I do to it, if it ends up tasting much like salmon, I will be eating crow, ehem salmon, myself.
Any ideas? I was thinking of steaming it and throwing chunks last minute into a thai curry (good masking powers), or a fish cake/croquette of some type (more masking powers). But I just don't know. Setting up the little kettle grill as a smoker has always fascinated and intimidated me, but it isn't worth experimenting with that for 1 fillet.
Go ahead and snicker. I deserve it.
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