Since we're still waiting (and waiting, and waiting) for our household goods to arrive, I'm still cooking with a limited amount of kitchen equipment. Thankfully, it's worked out just fine and we still are eating pretty well. I figured sandwiches were a great way to go for dinner since they typically don't take any fancy equipment and seem like a great summertime dinner. I went with this pan-seared salmon sandwich and topped it with a garlic yogurt sauce. And we LOVED it!
This was also a super simple dinner. The salmon took 9 minutes to cook and while that was cooking, I made the yogurt sauce and sliced the pickles (and made the kale chips to go along with the meal). At the last minute, I toasted the bread and then put everything together. This was definitely a 30-minute meal.
I didn't go a totally homemade route but bought ciabatta bread from Trader Joe's (good bread is a must for a sandwich, in my opinion). Finally, I served it with kale chips to round out the dinner. We'll definitely be having this again (although next time, I might try roasting the garlic ahead of time for the sauce).
Pan-Seared Salmon Sandwich with Garlic Yogurt Sauce
I didn't use a recipe but I did use Heather Christo to make the pan-seared salmon
- 3/4 - 1 pound salmon, preferably wild
- 2 tablespoons canola oil (you could also use coconut oil if you don't mind a slight coconut flavor)
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I prefer 2%)
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced (2 only if you really like garlic)
- 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2-4 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
- salt and pepper
- Good bread (I went with ciabatta bread)
- Toppings: pickles, lettuce, tomato, onions
- Pat salmon dry on both sides using paper towels. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper.
- Heat a non-stick skillet to medium high and then add the canola oil. Gently swirl to coat skillet with oil.
- Add salmon, skin side down, and cook for 3 minutes without moving.
- Flip salmon and cook for 4-6 minutes without moving, until fish flakes easily.
- While the salmon is cooking, make the yogurt sauce by combining the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Heat broiler and lightly toast both halves of the bread (optional).
- Assemble sandwich with salmon, yogurt sauce, and any toppings of your choice.