Dec 8, 2016

Grilled Salmon Ciabatta Sandwich for Two - with a Hint of Creole Seasoning

Almost forgot that my friend got me a few bottles of premixed spices, such as allspice, carne asada, and Creole seasonings. These little helpers come in handy when trying to put up a quick fix meal. Per this case, grilled salmon ciabatta sandwich.

Grilled salmon ciabatta sandwich -





Ingredients (for two)?



  • 1 thick or 2 thinner salmon fillets 
  • 2 to 4 tomato slices
  • 2 to 4 lettuce leaves
  • 2 ciabatta
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Some salt
  • Some black pepper
  • Some Creole seasoning


How?


If using one thick salmon fillet, evenly slice the fillet lengthwise for two sandwiches. Season both sides with salt, pepper, and some Creole seasoning.




Heat up the ciabattas then slice in half, or slice them in half first then heat up in the oven. Mix the mayonnaise, whole grain mustard, and a small pinch of salt in a small bowl and spread evenly on the sliced bread.



Gently wash the lettuce leaves and pat dry with paper towel. Also slice the tomatoes and remove the pulps. Don't just discard the pulps, instead, add it to the stew or save for other recipes later on.

Heat up a grill pan and brush with some olive oil. Once the surface turns hot, transfer the salmon fillets over and sear till slightly browned on both sides. If using good quality salmon, it's ok if the center of the fish looks a little pink.


To assemble, take half of the ciabatta and top with lettuce, followed by salmon fillet, tomato slices, and the other half of the ciabatta. 




It's not necessarily to use mayo mustard mixture as a spread. Here's a great alternative, drizzle some olive oil to the ciabatta then grill it. Brush the ciabatta with garlic while still warm. 



Garlic butter works just as well, but make sure the flavor won't overpower the salmon. Focaccia can be another great substitute also. Be creative and be free!


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