Smoked Salmon BLT Sandwich. One of the best sandwiches that I ever ate was a Smoked Salmon BLT Sandwich at Neopol Savory Smokery inside Union Market in Washington, DC. Union Market is full of small food counters that concentrate on their best offerings.
Neopol Savory Smokery uses hot smoked salmon in their sandwiches. Hot smoked salmon is different than cold smoked salmon. Simply, hot smoked salmon is smoked at a hotter temperature than cold smoked salmon. I like them both.
If you can’t get to Neopol Savory Smokery for their hot smoked salmon, you can purchase hot smoked salmon at Trader Joe’s and a number of other grocers. The packaged hot smoked salmon is usually in the smoked fish section of the grocery store where you would find the cold smoked salmon.
For this sandwich, I use cold smoked wild salmon from Costco. If you use hot smoked salmon, you can use more salmon as the smoky flavor is not as intense as the cold smoked version. Also the hot smoked salmon is cooked through so you may prefer that texture to the lesser cooked texture of the cold smoked salmon.
Start with some toasted whole grain bread or your favorite toasted bread. Spread some mayonnaise on each slice of toasted bread. On the bottom slice, layer slices of smoked salmon and crispy bacon strips. Add slices of ripe tomato and lettuce leaves. Top with the other slice of toast, mayo side down. Cut in half, plate, and serve.
If it’s tomato season, use tomatoes from your garden! Nothing’s better than a sandwich with a few slices of ripe tomato, warm from the vine.
From the kitchen of A Food Lover’s Delight….
Smoked Salmon BLT Sandwich
4 slices of your favorite bread
1/4 c mayonnaise
4 oz smoked salmon
8 crispy bacon strips
2 ripe tomatoes, sliced
4 large lettuce leaves
1. Toast the bread.
2. Spread one side of each of the four toast slices with mayo. Select two slices to be the bottoms of the sandwiches.
3. On the two bottom slices, layer the smoked salmon, the bacon strips, the tomato slices, and the lettuce.
4. Top each of the two sandwiches with the remaining two toast slices, mayo-side down.
5. Cut each of the sandwiches in half.
6. Plate, and serve.
Makes two sandwiches. Serve with your favorite potato or tortilla chips or even my Simple Oven Baked Potato Fries. A craft beer goes great with this sandwich.
Variations: Add some cooked sliced chicken, a slice of your favorite cheese, and a third layer of toast for a “club” style sandwich to cut into 4 triangles. Use baby arugula instead of lettuce. Try a garlic aioli by mixing minced garlic into your favorite mayonnaise. Thinly sliced purple onion is a great addition to this sandwich.
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