Open Faced Salmon Sandwiches Recipe

Open Faced Salmon Sandwiches Recipe
Open Faced Salmon Sandwiches  Recipe

A Texas-Style Chipotle Rubbed Salmon on whole grain bread topped with organic greens and avocado slices.  Recipe from Tim Byres.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Texas-Style Chipotle Salmon Rub

Created from Tim Byres, Chef and Owner of SMOKE Restaurant in Dallas, TX

  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons dark-roasted coffee grounds, finely ground
  • 2 ½ tablespoons salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons granulated dry garlic
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 1/3 cup Tabasco brand chipotle pepper sauce

Ingredients for Open Faced Salmon Sandwiches

  • 8 oz Coho Salmon Fillet rubbed with Texas-Style Chipotle Rub
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 cup organic greens, washed
  • 4 slices whole grain bread
  • 1 red onion cut into four 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 avocado, pitted and sliced
  •  Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat.  Brush the salmon fillets with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Place on the skillet until cooked through, about 2 minutes on each side. Lightly toast the bread if preferred over the skillet, about a minute on each side. To assemble the sandwiches, place greens on each slice of bread.  Place generous chunks of salmon on lettuce and top with avocado, onion and mustard sauce.  Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Directions

Texas-Style Chipotle Salmon Rub

Combine dark brown sugar, ground coffee, salt, garlic, paprika and oregano in medium bowl.  Add Tabasco chipotle sauce; stir until well mixed.  Makes about 1 cup.  Rub on 1 ½ pounds salmon steak.  Or rub on roasts and ribs.  Refrigerate 20 minutes to marinate before grilling.

Open Faced Salmon Sandwiches

Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat.  Brush the salmon fillets with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Place on the skillet until cooked through, about 2 minutes on each side. Lightly toast the bread if preferred over the skillet, about a minute on each side. To assemble the sandwiches, place greens on each slice of bread.  Place generous chunks of salmon on lettuce and top with avocado, onion and mustard sauce.  Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Salmon Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Salmon Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

Salmon Wine Pairing

Pinot gris/grigio, sauvignon blanc, sémillon, albariño, or rosé with most cooked salmon dishes; pinot noir with salmon in red wine or other strong sauce; grüner veltliner, rosé, or vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with smoked salmon.