salmon salad sammy

sssEver get tired of tuna salad? Try salmon salad instead! It’s probably healthier given the lower mercury content in addition to all the omega 3 fatty acids salmon contains. I’ve found the perfect way to quickly poach salmon and use it in a salmon salad sandwich. The results are undeniably better then anything you will ever have out-n-about town and far tastier then the tuna alternative.

poachedsalmonPoaching Made Easy:

2 salmon fillets with skin removed
8 cups water
1 1/2 cups white or apple cider vinegar
two sprigs fresh dill
3 bay leaves
1 tablespoon peppercorns
3 whole allspice
2 garlic cloves smashed
1 large lemon cut into discs

Combine all ingredients in wide bottomed pot and bring to a boil for two minutes. Submerge salmon fillets in poaching liquid, cover and turn off heat. In 5 minutes, carefully remove salmon with tongs to a plate and allow to cool. At this point, you could use them on a salad as is or follow my recipe for a salmon salad sammy.

untitled-10Salmon Salad Sammy

Ingredients (serves 4)
2 poached salmon fillets cooled to room temp
3 heaping tablespoons of mayo
1 tablespoon mustard
1 teaspoon seasoned rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh dill
1/4 red onion finely diced
2 tablespoons capers
1 teaspoon caper juice
1 small stalk of celery heart with leaves finely diced
Salt and pepper to taste

Other Ingredients
1 large heirloom tomato
1 avocado
your favorite bread slightly toasted (I used everything bagels)

sss1Combine all ingredients in the first category in a good sized bowl and mash together with a fork. The fork helps break apart the delicate salmon and integrate the other ingredients. Next, taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to your liking. At this point you can refrigerate for up to 3 days without losing any flavor or enjoy immediately. Finally, add a generous portion of salmon to bread, add sliced tomato and avocado. This is great with a salty dill pickle! Enjoy, we sure did!

10 thoughts on “salmon salad sammy

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  2. Minerva Thai

    Congrats on your blog launch (spotted this from one of the FB groups we’re both in)! Gorgeous pics – might I suggest watermarks so people know who took those awesome photos? Looking forward to seeing more posts =]

    1. wade Post author

      To watermark or not to watermark, that is the question;) I’m on the fence still regarding that one but you are probably right Minerva! Liked your aqua farm post! Thanks!


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