What do I do with over-dried salmon jerky?
September 16, 2012 5:51 PM   Subscribe

Good use for over-dried salmon jerky?

Goal: Make salmon jerky
Result: Left it in the dehydrator too long. I now have what used to be 3 lbs of salmon, fully dried. It's not enjoyable to eat on its own, as it is more like crunchy fish flakes.

Any good use for this?
posted by Señor Pantalones to Food & Drink (8 answers total)
Furikake. Grind it into flakes and mix with chopped nori, sesame seeds, and spices. Sprinkle on top of steamed rice.
posted by Tanizaki at 5:59 PM on September 16, 2012 [4 favorites]

Maybe try grinding it up and mixing it with other ingredients to make something like fish balls?
posted by XMLicious at 5:59 PM on September 16, 2012

Invent a new fish chowder for it
posted by canoehead at 6:21 PM on September 16, 2012

Any longish moist cooking method will be your friend. Lots of cuisines have dried fish stew/chowder recipes. Bacalao is the one I'm most familiar with, but there are others.
posted by mollweide at 6:44 PM on September 16, 2012

Dagaa? You might need to add salt to the recipe, because it's usually made with fish dried in salt.

Thai dried fish soup.

Brandade de saumon? Again, you'll probably have to add salt because the recipe's for salt cod, but.
posted by Sidhedevil at 7:04 PM on September 16, 2012

Shave into fettuccine Alfredo.
posted by batmonkey at 9:56 PM on September 16, 2012 [2 favorites]

It would probably be a great component for fish stock, along with some shrimp shells and aromatics. I'm thinking once it's reconstituted in the broth, you could pick it out and cube it and put it back in along with whatever you're using the fish stock for, almost like how you might have bits of bacon in a chowder.
posted by Mizu at 2:40 AM on September 17, 2012 [1 favorite]

Thanks very much!
posted by Señor Pantalones at 10:04 AM on September 17, 2012

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