Monday, April 18, 2016

Grill Salmon BLT's Tonight

Photo and recipe courtesy of Food Network

Grilled Salmon BLT ClubsI love a hearty BLT sandwich and I love salmon, so this is the perfect sandwich pulling together the salmon, bacon and tomato beautifully. So fire up the grill and serve up this delightful sandwich for lunch or supper today.

This will take 40 minutes to prepare and serves 4.

Recipe call for:
1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 clove garlic finely chopped, grated zest and juice of 2 limes, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, 8 slices cooked bacon, 1 1/4 lbs. center cut skinless salmon fillets, 1 small sliced red onion, 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 12 slices country bread, toasted, 8 leaves red leaf lettuce, 3 plum tomatoes, sliced, 1 avocado, halved, pitted and thinly sliced, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper

1. Combine the mayonnaise, garlic, zest and juice of 1 lime, dill and parsley in a small bowl.  Cover and refrigerate.
2.  Cook the bacon in a large skillet until crisp and break the slices in half when cooled.
3. Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium high.  Slice the salmon on the diagonal into 8 thin pieces. Season the salmon and red onion slices with salt and pepper and rub with olive oil.  Sprinkle with the zest and juice of the remaining lime.  Grill the red onion slices, turning occasionally, until tender and charred, about 5 minutes.  Grill the salmon until marked and just cooked through, turning once, 1 - 2 minutes.
4.  Lay out 4 slices of toasted bread, top with some of the herb mayonnaise, a lettuce leaf, a piece of salmon, some tomato and avocado slices and 2 bacon halves.  Top each with a piece of toast, then repeat the layering (mayonnaise, lettuce, salmon, tomato, avocado, and bacon).  Spread the remaining 4 bread slices with herb mayonnaise and place on top of the sandwiches.  Secure each with a toothpick and cut into quarters.

** Time saver tip - cook the salmon and bacon day before and refrigerate until ready to use the next day.  Heat slightly in the microwave.

Enjoy and serve with your favorite salad:)

  See you next time!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this idea! A healthy twist and it sounds so delicious! Will definitely be trying:)