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.