For the Tenth Day of Ford’s Favorites, we’re highlighting our Smoked Salmon Bruschetta. Read below to learn how Ford’s smokes salmon in house and what makes this dish special.
From Chef Tony
I created the Smoked Salmon Bruschetta recipe with different ingredients (like the tomatoes, balsamic reduction, basil, and goat cheese) that work well together to create a multi flavor dish with different textures and temperatures to make it fun to eat.
What makes the dish so special is the house-cured and smoked salmon. Our culinary team fillets the salmon daily and we cure it simply using a little salt. Once it’s cured, we then hot smoke it for 45 minutes. We break it into four-ounce portions and serve with toasted ciabatta bread from a local bakery, Uptown Bakers.
For the finishing touch, I added a house-made remoulade sauce (a New Orleans version of tartar sauce) that complements the dish perfectly.
The Smoked Salmon Bruschetta is a fun dish to prepare and to enjoy because you’re actually creating the flavor combinations with each bite, so you get to choose which flavors to highlight. Maybe with the first bite, you take a little bite of tomato and a drizzle of the balsamic reduction with your salmon. You may create the next bite with some of the goat cheese and basil and so on.
12 Days of Ford’s Favorites
Introducing the 12 Days of Ford’s Favorites! Each day, we will feature one of our menu items on our website and share some behind-the-scenes information about the item. You’ll learn the story behind these dishes, where and how we source ingredients, how some of the menu items got their names, and much more! Read the story and then head over to the Ford’s Fish Shack Facebook page to answer a question about that day’s feature for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
The dates for this contest are December 13 to December 24, 2019. This contest will be posted on the Ford’s Fish Shack Facebook page. Each correct answer via a Facebook comment on the post counts as one entry for the drawing. You must follow the Ford’s Fish Shack Facebook page, the Ford’s Wicked Catering Facebook page, and the Ford’s On The Road Facebook page to be eligible to win.
One winner will be randomly selected at the end of the contest to win a $100 Ford’s Fish Shack gift card. The winner will be announced on Facebook on December 30, 2019. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Facebook.