Food You Can Eat: Salmon Sandwich

I almost didn’t post this, because really, it isn’t much – but it was pretty tasty, so forgive me if this is too basic.

Coat four 6-ounce+ salmon fillets in olive oil. Make a rub of 1 tablespoon smoked paprika, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, and ¼ teaspoon red pepper. Coat the fillets with the rub and grill or fry in a cast iron pan, flipping once, about 3 minutes a side. A little char is a feature not a bug.

Chop and mix together ¼ to ½ cup of whatever fresh herbs you have – dill, tarragon, parsley, oregano, chives, basil – use them all or use just one – with ¾ cup of mayonnaise. For the mayonnaise-averse, mix them with a bit of olive oil.

Slice the crustiest, most rustic bread you can find and grill or fry 4 slices for a few seconds each side, move to serving plates. Spread the bread with the herb/mayonnaise or herb/oil mixture.

Pile on romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, leeks, or onions; the idea is to grab the freshest of these veggies from you garden or farmer’s market.

Top each slice with a salmon fillet, drizzle with pan drippings.

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  1. OMG, no such thing as too simple, @Elliecoo. As someone on the DASH diet, I am constantly looking for ways to prepare salmon and veg. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  2. Damn, that’s a delicious looking sammich! love salmon and sandwiches, so making this is a no brainer. 

  3. I love warm sandwiches like this. I think I will make this over the weekend. Better Half, who has a suspicious mind, and who will have to forage for the ingredients (except for the ones I can harvest from the Handy Rooftop Herb Garden) will ask, “OK, which celebrity did this come from?”

    “Elliecoo. Like Cher and Madonna, she uses only one name.”

  4. Looks super tasty!


  5. Hey wow! Thank you for all the supportive comments; it really was a tasty item.

    • Simple is the best! Thank you, again.

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