Homemade Whitefish Salad

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

3/4 cup good-quality mayonnaise

1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 pounds smoked whitefish, skinned, boned and flaked

1 large stalk celery, finely diced

1/2 small red onion, finely diced

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Bagels, for serving

Pickled Red Onions, for serving, recipe follows

Pickled Red Onions:

1 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon coriander seeds

1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns

1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon zest and juice until combined. Add the whitefish, celery and onions, and gently mix until combined; season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  2. Serve with bagels and Pickled Red Onions.

Pickled Red Onions:

  1. Combine the vinegar, lime juice, sugar, salt, coriander seeds, mustard seeds and peppercorns in a small saucepan over high heat. Cook until the sugar and salt is dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Put the onions in a medium bowl, pour the vinegar mixture over and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 48 hours before serving.

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