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Crunchy Salmon Sandwiches with Horseradish-Dill Mayonnaise

Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Dan Becker
Yield Makes 4 servings
Just in time for picnic season: a simple sandwich that packs in the flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 pieces skinless, boneless center-cut salmon fillets (each 3 1/2 to 4 inches wide)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 slices toasted caraway rye bread or 8 toasted baguette pieces (about 6 inches long and halved lengthwise)
  • 4 butter lettuce leaves
  • 4 thin slices red onion, rinsed and dried

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl, and set aside.

  2. Cut each salmon fillet in half horizontally. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon, and sear 2 minutes or until crisp and brown. Turn salmon, and cook 30 to 40 seconds or until opaque in center.

  4. Top each of 4 slices of bread halves with a lettuce leaf, piece of salmon, and onion slice. Spread horseradish-dill mayonnaise generously on remaining slices of bread, and set on top of onion.

  5. Note: If packing the sandwiches to go, spread mayo mixture on bread just before serving.