Salmon Sandwich 2.0

I am so excited to share this fabulous recipe with you today.

Salmon Sandwich 2.0

It’s not a surprise that I love all things seafood. I am always on the lookout for new ways to prepare my favorite fish, salmon. I got the idea to use it on a sandwich from one of the latest issues of the multiple cooking magazines I subscribe to. The Asian style salmon sub looked so good, I’m pretty sure I heard it say “Make me! Eat me!” I decided to make my own version but not just one but two ways, sort of like his & hers.

Salmon Sandwich 2.0

Salmon Sandwich 2.0

Success!!! Delicious is the spot on way to describe it. Both Kurt and I loved it so much, no doubt it will make its way into a regular dinner rotation at our home.

Salmon Sandwich 2.0

For my version I used store bought tzatziki sauce, capers, red onions and fresh cucumbers. I love Whole Foods tzatziki and don’t bother making my own, but of course you can make it yourself as well. Kurt’s sandwich had some kick to it. Instead of tzatziki I used spicy mayo, pickled jalapenos and capers. While Kurt’s sandwich packed some heat, mine was refreshing and crisp. Of course we took turns sharing our food.

Salmon Sandwich 2.0

Salmon Sandwich 2.0

Have a great holiday weekend everyone. Happy 4th of July.

Kathy Sig 2

5.0 from 1 reviews
Salmon Sandwich 2.0
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • two salmon portions
  • arugula micro greens or any other greens
  • store bought tzatziki
  • 1 tbsp Vegenaise (or mayo)
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • cucumber slices
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • pickled jalapeño slices
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • whole grain buns
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the grill. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Grill 7 minutes on each side. Tip: You can prepare the salmon any way you prefer such as broil, bake or pan sear. I cooked my salmon on cedar planks. If you do the same make sure to soak the planks in water for at least 1 hour.
  2. Once the salmon is cooked, flake it roughly.
  3. Prepare spicy mayo by mixing Vegenaise and Sriracha in a bowl, adding more Sriracha to make it spicier.
  4. To arrange sandwich number one: Spread tzatziki over the bun, top with arugula, capers, red onion and cucumber slices. Arrange salmon on top.
  5. To arrange the spicy sandwich: Spread spicy mayo over the bun, top with arugula, capers, red onion and jalapeño slices. Arrange salmon on top.
  6. Enjoy!
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Orange Strawberry Tequila Fizz

This drink  reminds me of the warm beaches of Mexico, its beautiful people and the grand time we had there.  Since Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner it’s a perfect time to have a tequila inspired drink. Not that I need an excuse to have a good cocktail.

Orange Strawberry Tequila Fizz

Kurt and I must have been Mexican in our previous lives. We love Mexico, adore Mexican food and are avid collectors of tequila. Drinkers of tequila as well I must add. My Russian family laughs at me because I’m not much of a vodka drinker but I surely do love good tequila.

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor!

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Experts say that a shot before lunch can stimulate the appetite, and one after a big dinner can aid digestion. Pairing that shot with a glass of water is a good way to go. The sugars in 100% agave tequila are simple sugars, so they break down easily in our body. The problem with tequila we get in the States is that it contains as much as 49% of sugar based alcohols and that can only lead to one thing…. hangover. That’s why, if you ever run into Kurt and I at the airport on our way back from Mexico, you’ll hear our luggage clink. All those bottles… :)

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Orange Strawberry Tequila Fizz

My Orange Strawberry Tequila Fizz couldn’t be any easier to make. The flavors of muddled strawberries, fresh juices of orange, lemon and lime are refreshing and delicious.

Orange Strawberry Tequila Fizz

 

Orange Strawberry Tequila Fizz

 

Orange Strawberry Tequila Fizz

Cheers!

Kathy Sig 2

5.0 from 1 reviews
Orange Strawberry Tequila Fizz
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 4 fresh strawberries
  • juice of 1 orange
  • juice of half lemon
  • juice of half lime
  • ½ tbsp organic cane sugar
  • ½ tbsp agave syrup
  • 1½ oz tequila
  • sparkling water
Instructions
  1. Muddle strawberries and sugar in a glass jar.
  2. Stir in orange, lemon and lime juices.
  3. Add agave syrup.
  4. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve.
  5. Add ice to a tall glass, pour in the strawberry juice, tequila and top off with sparkling water. Stir and enjoy!

 

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Mascarpone & Smoked Salmon Crostini

Mascarpone & Smoked Salmon Crostini

I just finished watching Wolf of Wall Street and must say it was amazing. Although the movie  was quite lengthy and took us two nights to watch, it was worth every moment. I am now even more upset with the Academy Awards. Leonardo DiCaprio was incredible in it. How does he not have an Oscar yet?!

The movie was responsible for the lack of dinner. I wanted to make something quick and easy so that we can finish watching it and these crostini did just that. I’m making them again on Sunday for a dinner party we’re hosting, except they’ll actually make appetizers as they should be.

Mascarpone & Smoked Salmon Crostini

My love for smoked salmon goes back, way back. It is an item you’ll find in our fridge on a regular basis. This is my favorite way of having it. Mascarpone is a lighter less savory version of cream cheese and it works magic on this crostini. The clean, airy taste of it doesn’t overpower the salmon, instead it lets the flavors to be fully savored.

Doesn’t it make for a beautiful dish?

Mascarpone & Smoked Salmon Crostini

Mascarpone & Smoked Salmon Crostini

What is your favorite crostini recipe?

Kathy Sig 2

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Mascarpone & Smoked Salmon Crostini
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 slices of good quality crusty bread (not the prepackaged kind)
  • 3-4 slices of smoked nova salmon
  • 1 tbsp mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 radish, sliced
  • fresh chives and dill
Instructions
  1. Toast the bread.
  2. Spread the mascarpone cheese evenly between two slices.
  3. Top with a few slices of nova salmon, cucumber & radish slices and fresh herbs.
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