Finally! We moved, but it’s not all smooth sailing yet. We’re living out of boxes and we don’t have a kitchen yet. While our perfect kitchen is being built (which we will be talking about soon), I’m going to have to get crafty. I do have many plug-in appliances (rice cooker, toaster oven, panini press, waffle maker, microwave, etc.) so we’re still going to have a ball here. I think we’re going to be pleasantly surprised with how much I (or you) can do without a kitchen. (Gulp) Determined to eat well every single day without exceptions, here goes…

I’m off to Orlando this weekend for Pillsbury’s 44th Bake-Off. I’ll be there blogging and tweeting, courtesy of Pillsbury, with a few other bloggers. The first I’ll mention is Amy Sherman of Cooking with Amy.  We’ve never met before, but I’ll be bringing her bialys from New York, and she’ll be bringing me some Philz coffee from San Francisco. This is exactly the kind of thing that makes me love the blogging community. We’re here to share food.

While I’m gone, I also wanted to leave hubby with something yummy, something he loves, and something easy for me to put together. Sparked by my purchase of bialys, I decided on Whitefish Salad. You won’t believe how easy it is to make!

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You can get Whitefish salad on a bagel at any bagel shop in New York, but you’re going to pay $9 for it. You can make your own Whitefish Salad for about $4 to $6 per bagel (depending on where you buy the smoked whitefish), and all it is mixing two ingredients together! It’s just smoked whitefish and mayonnaise.

Jewish Whitefish Salad

Buy smoked whitefish, which is sold by the pound at most bagel shops and Jewish delis.

smoked whitefish segment

Peel back the skin (separates very easily) and discard. Pick out the fish meat, carefully leaving behind bones. Place all the chunks of fish meat in a bowl.

smoked whitefish skin and bones 2

Use two forks to shred the fish.

smoked whitefish chunks 2 shredded smoked whitefish 2

Stir in mayonnaise. The amount you use is just personal preference. I prefer about 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise per 1 cup of shredded smoked whitefish. Lon prefers about 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise per cup of shredded smoked whitefish.

whitefish salad

Spread on a bagel or bialy.

Whitefish Salad on a Bialy -whole 3

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