But it's not all such craziness. How about this. As best I can recall of their anecdote, they were crazing an "everything bagel", though no longer in New York. So they concocted a mix of spices that would re-create an "everything" bagel, but used it in a highly salted form to cure salmon, then put the salmon on a bagel.
What you see below looks like a piece of sockeye salmon, which I bought at a local grocery. But it tastes quite a bit like an everything bagel: sesame seeds, salt, poppy, garlic, the whole deal.
Additionally, you can take the seasoning mix, which they toast along with some powdered dried milk (to give it an element of dairy-ness) and mix it into cream cheese. Thus, putting the everything in the cream cheese instead of the bagel. I can't tell you how strongly I recommend you try this.Curing the salmon might a more than you care to do, but dry roasting a few spices out of bottles and mixing them with cream cheese. C'mon.
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