Salmon melts are a great appetizer or lunch. The salmon filling is full of deep, aromatic flavor. With the addition of fresh parsley and a juicy slice of tomato, the sandwich isn’t blah and boring, but fresh and exciting. It has everything you could want in a sandwich – crunchy bread, scrumptious filling, juiciness and freshness and it’s all topped off with melted cheese. For more recipes like this, visit Olgasflavorfactory.com.
- 2 Cup cooked salmon
- 1 Onion, chopped
- 1-2 Garlic cloves, minced
- 1 Tablespoon butter or oil
- 1/4 Cup mayonnaise (slightly less)
- 1 Tablespoon mustard
- 2 Tablespoons capers
- 1 1/2 – 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 Baguette
- 1-2 tomatoes, sliced
- 1 Cup cheese, finely shredded (Mozzarella, Parmesan, Swiss, Provolone, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, etc.)
- Preheat the oven to a broil or 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mash the salmon with a fork.
- Melt the butter or oil in a skillet on medium high heat. Add the onion, season with salt and pepper and cook for about 5-7 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic to the center of the skillet and cook for another 30 seconds or so. Cool slightly.
- Add the onion and garlic to the salmon.
- Add the mayonnaise, mustard, capers, lemon juice and parsley. Mix to combine. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.
- You can also add many other ingredients: finely shredded or chopped hard boiled egg, minced jalapeno, pickles, celery, etc.
- Slice the baguette on a bias. You should have about 10-12 Salmon Melts.
- Toast the bread int he oven first, until golden. I usually do it under the broiler for 1-2 minutes. You can toast it at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, but it will take longer. It’s much safer though, since there’s a larger tendency to burn the bread under the broiler.
- Top the bread with the Salmon mixture. Add the slice of tomato on top of the salmon and then sprinkle with the cheese.
- Bake under the broiler for 3-5 minutes, or at 400 degrees for a little longer, until the cheese is melted and golden.