Each year for Christmas my aunt sends my parents an Irish smoked salmon. If you have never had Irish smoked salmon, you are really missing out. It is a completely different experience from the smoked salmon we eat on bagels.And this year my boys completely fell in love with it. So when we got home from our trip to Colorado the biggest request my boys had from the grocery store was smoked salmon. While I couldn’t give them the Irish kind, I was happy to pick up some of the kind we all know and love.
When I first started shopping and cooking for myself I never bought smoked salmon because I was never able to get through it all in time and it felt like a waste. I would have it on bagels with cream cheese and enjoy it immensely but then I always had more left that I didn’t know what to do with. Years later, as my confidence in the kitchen started to grow, I began playing around with it in different ways and discovered that I loved using it in cooking. It was easy to use and just a little bit added so much flavor (sort of like bacon).
One of my favorite ways to cook with smoked salmon is in a frittata. I love the saltiness and the kick that it adds, plus it pairs nicely with many of my other favorite frittata mix-ins. But the other reason I love smoked salmon frittatas, or any frittata for that matter, is that, along with some crusty bread and a salad, it is a quick, easy, and healthy dinner to get on the table in less than 30 minutes….