Don't let yourself slip into a boring sandwich rut! If you've been making the same old thing on repeat and need something to spice up your Summer lunch game, these Salmon Sandwiches are just the ticket. Run, don't walk to get these ingredients!
First off, the bread is buttery and soft, but with just enough crunch on the outside. Then you've got the salmon which is cooked to perfection, so it's juicy and its naturally rich flavor shines. And to bring it all together, a zesty and garlicky dill sauce that is to die for.
Salmon Sandwiches are so quick and easy to make that they work great for virtually any time. Lunch or dinner, weekend or weeknight, family mealtime, or hosting friends. They only take about 20 minutes to make and are so worth it.
If you love seafood sandwiches, you'll swoon for these Crab Sandwiches too!
DILL SAUCE FOR THE WIN
There's more than one way to dress up a Salmon Sandwich, but if you want to make yours next level, over the top delicious, you're going to want this dill sauce dripping down the sides.
It's a kitchen sink kind of recipe with tasty goodness coming from lots of different directions, but don't fret over time. The sauce is extremely easy to make, coming together in under 10 minutes and adding a bright, fresh boost to your salmon sandwiches.
HOW TO MAKE SALMON SANDWICHES
- Make the dill sauce.
- Bake the salmon.
- Toast the buns.
- Assemble the sandwiches.
1. MAKE THE DILL SAUCE
To make the dill sauce, add sour cream, mayonnaise, cream, a squeeze of lemon juice, shallot, garlic, Dijon mustard, chopped dill, salt, and pepper to a small bowl and stir to combine.
Note, the salmon in this recipe cooks extremely fast so it's best if you can have your dill sauce prepped before the salmon goes in the oven. This way, nobody is eating cold salmon for dinner!
If it's that kind of night where you just can't swing a sauce from scratch, tartar sauce or mayonnaise is a fine substitution!
Try our Salmon with Dill Sauce recipe for a lighter (but just as delicious) version of this meal!
2. BAKE THE SALMON
Time for the most important part of Salmon Sandwiches! To prepare the salmon fillets, preheat the oven to 400°F and have ready a rimmed baking sheet lined with nonstick aluminum foil.
Place the salmon skin-side down on the baking sheet and pat dry with a paper towel. Once you have the excess moisture from the exterior of the fish removed, drizzle the salmon with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt and black pepper.
This recipe calls for salmon fillets between ½ - ¾" thick, and these should cook through in the oven at 400°F after about 6 minutes.
Keep in mind, that the thinner your salmon fillet is, the quicker it will cook through and vice versa. If you end up with 1 - 1 ½" salmon fillets you will need to cook them for a few minutes longer.
You can tell your salmon is fully cooked through once it flakes easily with a fork.
Like it spicy? If you enjoy a little Cajun flare when it comes to your fish, feel free to omit the salt and pepper and sub in a teaspoon of our Blackened Seasoning per fillet instead. This is a quick, easy (and delicious) pivot toward a Blackened Salmon Sandwich!
3. TOAST THE BUNS
Time to talk buns. A light and airy bun, like a potato or brioche roll is ideal for Salmon Sandwiches, and I can't recommend enough taking the time to butter and toast them, regardless of which one you choose. You can easily get those buns toasting while your salmon is baking in the oven.
Not only does it add flavor, but it also adds a well-received crispness to contrast the soft texture of the fish.
To toast your buns, ready a skillet over medium heat, and smear the inside of each bun with a thin layer of butter. Then, place the bun buttered side down in the pan, and allow the bun to toast in a pan for about two minutes.
4. ASSEMBLE THE SANDWICHES
Once your buns are toasted and your cooked salmon is out of the oven, you can begin assembling your Salmon Sandwiches! Add a generous smear of the dill sauce across each roll and top with the cooked salmon (skin removed).
Add thinly sliced red onion, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, or other any vegetation your heart desires and enjoy!
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Salmon Sandwiches are fresh and zesty and perfect for lunch or dinner! Incredibly delicious and so simple to make.
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 tablespoons minced shallot
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 ½ teaspoon fresh chopped dill
- ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
- Generous pinch of black pepper
- 4 (about 4-ounces each ) single-serving salmon fillets, skin on and about ½-3/4" at the thickest part
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- 4 hamburger buns (preferably brioche or potato buns)
- Lettuce, onions, pickles, and tomatoes for topping, if desired
Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
Cover and transfer to the refrigerator until ready to use.
Preheat the oven to 400°F and have ready a rimmed baking sheet lined with nonstick aluminum foil.
Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel and place it on the baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Transfer the oven and bake for about 6 minutes, or until the center of the salmon flakes with a fork and is cooked through to your liking.
While the salmon is cooking, prepare the buns. Place a skillet over medium heat and allow it to come to temperature.
Smear a scant amount of butter across the face of each bun, place it buttered-side down on the skillet, and allow to toast for about 2 minutes in the pan. Prepare in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan.
Once the salmon is slightly cooled, use a thin spatula to separate the salmon from the skin. Assemble your salmon sandwiches with dill sauce and vegetables, as desired. Serve and enjoy.