We can smoked salmon every year so if you have smoked salmon like we do it's nice to use for salmon salad. However, if you don't have smoked you can use fresh salmon. Just bake it and take the skin off and crumble the salmon into a bowl making sure to get all the bones out of it. Then add finely chopped onions, celery, mild peppers, chopped green olives, chopped dill pickles and if you like it spicy like I do chopped jalapeno. If you're using fresh salmon you'll need salt and pepper. Then add enough mayonnaise - I use Best Foods - to make it a spreadable consistency. That's all there is to it! Just serve with crackers or toasted bread.