The NY Deli Salmon Caper

By • February 27, 2012 • 8 Comments

Author Notes: One thing we can NOT get deep in the heart of Texas is a real-deal NY bagel and lox with the works. This recipe is an homage to that pinnacle of deli-ishousness. A tide me over for those of us for whom the real thing is few and far between ...aargersi

Serves 2

  • 1 - 3.75 oz can smoked salmon
  • 1 cup Israeli cous-cous
  • 1 cup sliced red onion
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup canned diced tomato
  • 3 tablespoons capers (I used lillput in balsamic)
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 heaping tablespoons shredded parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • ground pepper
  • juice from half a lemon
  • pinch of salt
  1. Toast the couscous in a hot dry pan until it is golden brown, then cook according to the directions.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add in the onions and garlic and cook until they just begin to sweat, then add the tomatoes and a pinch of salt and a grind or two of pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then add the couscous. Next add the ricotta, salmon and capers and stir gently (to keep some salmon chunks a bit larger) until they are heated through.
  3. Stir in the parmesan, dill and lemon and you are ready to serve! How easy was THAT?

Comments (8) Questions (0)


over 2 years ago Bevi

I think I could eat the whole shebang by myself!


over 2 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I KNOW that I can :-)


over 2 years ago Sagegreen

I would totally enjoy eating this!


over 2 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Oh, my, this sounds wonderful


over 2 years ago TiggyBee

This sounds great!!


over 2 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Hey TiggyBee where have you been? Glad to see you here! It was tasty :-)


over 2 years ago Angelique Nicole

This recipe is absolutely YUMMY!! Light and delish and yet filling. Super yummy!


over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

This is better than lox and bagel, love it!