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Salmon BLTs

May 11, 2020
Salmon BLTs

The following recipe and photography for this post were provided by local blogger Abby Thome of The Thome Home.

There are no words for how delicious this twist on a BLT sandwich is, and yet, here I am trying to describe it!

The contrast of the sweet and spicy candied bacon paired with the rich salmon fillet and smothered in sauce is truly a bite worth drooling over. Whether you cook the salmon fillets on a grill or indoors on your stovetop, the results will be amazing.

Our entire family had their jaws on the table after one bite, it’s simply delicious!

This Salmon BLT is the ultimate way to elevate your sandwich-making skills!

Salmon BLTs with Jar of Candied Bacon

Salmon BLTs

Ingredients

For the Sandwich

  • 2 6 oz. salmon fillet, cut in half (4 pieces of salmon)
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. dill weed
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 brioche hamburger buns
  • Spring salad mix
  • Beefsteak tomato, sliced into 1/4” slices
  • Sriracha or Dill Mayo (recipes below)

For the Candied Bacon

  • 1 – 1.5 lb. thick-cut bacon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne

For the Sriracha Mayo

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. sriracha
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

For the Dill Mayo

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 heaping tsp. dried dill
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Lay bacon onto the baking sheets. Make sure not to overlap.
  4. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cayenne pepper.
  5. Pat the top of each piece of bacon with sugar mixture.
  6. Bake for 20-28 minutes or until bacon is crispy.
  7. Remove bacon from sheet with tongs. Place onto a wire rack to cool and harden.
  8. If you are grilling the salmon, season with salt and pepper. Oil both sides of your salmon with olive oil as well as the grates of your grill. Over medium-high heat, place the salmon onto the grill and cook for 3-5 minutes. Flip the salmon and close the lid. Let the salmon cook for 5 more minutes (depending on thickness) or until salmon is cooked through. Remove from heat, let rest on a plate until you are ready to assemble the sandwich.
  9. If you are cooking the salmon on the stove top, Mix the 2 Tbsp. of butter with dill and garlic and set aside. Season the salmon kosher salt and ground pepper. In a sauté pan over medium-high heat add 1/2 of the seasoned butter. Immediately place the salmon into the pan and allow to cook for 3-5 minutes. Flip the salmon and add the remainder of the butter. Cook for another 5 minutes until the salmon is cooked through. Remove from heat and let rest on a plate until you are ready to assemble the sandwich.
  10. For the Sriracha or Dill Mayo, simply mix all ingredients together.
  11. Toast the brioche buns, slather with the sauce of choice and place the spring salad mix on top followed by the salmon fillet, tomato, candied bacon, more sauce and top bun.

Salmon BLTs

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By Abby Thome
Abby Thome is a local Cleveland blogger and avid Heinen's shopper with a passion for creating exciting, unique, easy and delicious bites and treats for entertaining her young family and guests!

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