Daily Archives: May 29, 2013

Smoked Sockeye Salmon Salad Sandwich

Smoked sockeye salmon salad sandwich

Smoked sockeye salmon salad sandwich

SMOKED SALMON SALAD

I just wanted to have a food idea with all those S’s.  Smoked Sockeye Salmon Salad Sandwich.  Say that 3 times quickly with a mouthful of pistachios.  I was cleaning out the fridge and had this great Alaskan smoked salmon leftover from the holiday.  I felt like a little comfort food so I grilled it on sprouted wheat bread with a little white cheddar.  I had too much so I piled it on some left over avocado and ate it too.

At the counter of the 5 and dime:  The first time I ever had a grilled sandwich similar to this was at the local 5 and dime.  Local was Glen Ellyn, IL at the time.  I was probably about 10 and a very independent 10 at that.  I had my own money and often ventured off on my own, of course with the blessing of my parents. It was common for us to walk the 5 or 6 blocks to town for one reason or another.  On the menu of the 5 and dime was a grilled tuna and cheese sandwich.  What the heck is that?  So I ordered it.  Of course it came on white bread with American cheese but what a combo.  If it’s on a menu, I probably will order it.  I guess it has been renamed over the years as the “tuna melt”.  Whatever. Still the grilled tuna and cheese to me.

Throw it all in there:  I throw in drained chopped capers, onion, celery, dill, good mayo, Dijon mustard and cracked pepper.  Add colorful bell peppers if you like and a dash of flavored vinegar.  I like the flavor and texture of sprouted wheat bread and the sharp bite of white cheddar.  I grill my sandwich on low heat (so the cheese melts) in unsalted butter. If you’re going to go, go all the way.  It doesn’t get any better than this for a grilled sandwich.