Salmon BLT Sandwiches

Salmon BLT Sandwiches

I’m gonna share this recipe for Salmon BLT Sandwiches, but fist I’ve gotta tell you a little story.

I adore the 1989 film “Steel Magnolias” and can recite almost every line in the movie because I probably watched it 896,255 ½ times. It was hysterical, until it got sad at the end, but even then movie made you laugh through your tears.

Whenever I have BLT’s I think of the scene where Ouiser talks about her tomatoes:

Ouiser:  “Tomatoes.” (put’s em in Clairie’s lap)
Clairee: “Don’t give these all to me!”

Ouiser: “Somebody’s gotta take em. I hate em. I try not to eat healthy food if I can possibly help it. The sooner my body gives out the better off I’ll be… I can’t get enough grease into my diet.”

Anelle: “Then why do you grow them?”
Ouiser: “Because I’m an old Southern woman and we’re supposed to wear funny looking hats and ugly clothes and grow vegetables in the dirt. Don’t ask me those questions. I don’t know why, I don’t make the rules!” (*burps loudly*)

I think of this movie because Ouiser reminds me of myself. She grew tomatoes because she was a southern woman but she hated them. You see, as a girl growing up on the farm in the south, I used to eat BLT’s and HOLD the “T”. I didn’t eat tomatoes until I was in my 20’s. I couldn’t stand them! I didn’t like the way the smelled and couldn’t even bring them near my mouth. They were gross.

During the summer months my mama and daddy ate fresh ripe red tomatoes on sandwich bread with mayonnaise salt and pepper. The juice dripped from the sandwich all down their hands down onto their plate. They would slop on that sandwich like it was the greatest thing. How on earth could I possibly not like tomatoes, especially when they seemed so good to my parents?

Salmon BLT Sandwiches | By adding salmon, you can turn a classic BLT sandwich into a quick and easy dinner in less than 30 minutes! Juicy ripe tomatoes, crisp lettuce, salty bacon, and a tender flaky salmon fillet with a tart and tangy yogurt dill sauce between two slices of honey wheat bread. | TheMountainKitchen.com

I just wasn’t right to me that I didn’t like raw tomatoes. I loved fried green tomatoes, tomato pudding and ate every form of a tomato, EXCEPT raw tomatoes. One day I decided to make myself like tomatoes (yes, I’m crazy like that). I started leaving them on my made to order burgers and eating them diced up on salads. Little by little, I developed a taste for tomatoes and today I can eat tomatoes raw, but I still couldn’t bite into a tomato and swallow it if you paid me… well, if you paid me I’d try, but I wouldn’t like it very much. However, I now can enjoy tomatoes as part of the ever so classic BLT sandwich. David and I will eat BLT’s year-round as long as we can find a halfway decent tomato during the winter.

One night last week, I decided to try another recipe from my “To-Try” Recipe Binder for Salmon BLT Sandwiches. This salmon adds a whole new level of flavor to the classic BLT sandwich. Notice I called it “classic” because although the salmon kicks the BLT another notch, a BLT can never be referred to as boring. We’re talking about bacon, for crying out loud!

By adding salmon, you can turn a classic BLT sandwich into a quick and easy dinner in less than 30 minutes! These Salmon BLT Sandwiches have juicy ripe tomatoes, crisp lettuce, salty bacon, and a tender flaky salmon fillet with a tart and tangy yogurt dill sauce between two slices of honey wheat bread.

You’ve got to try these Salmon BLT Sandwiches! Here’s how I made them:

Salmon BLT Sandwiches | By adding salmon, you can turn a classic BLT sandwich into a quick and easy dinner in less than 30 minutes! Juicy ripe tomatoes, crisp lettuce, salty bacon, and a tender flaky salmon fillet with a tart and tangy yogurt dill sauce between two slices of honey wheat bread. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Place the bacon on a foil lined sheet pan; place in a cold oven and set the temperature to 375 degrees F for about 15 to 20 minutes. Exact baking time will depend on the thickness of the bacon and how crispy you like it. When the bacon is done transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

You could always cook it the traditional way: work in batches, cook the bacon in a large pan over medium-low heat until crisp, 5 to 10 minutes, I love to bake bacon in the oven. You don’t have to stand over it and watch it spatter.

While the bacon is cooking make the yogurt dill sauce. Combine the yogurt, dill, chives and lemon juice in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and place in the refrigerator to chill until needed.

Salmon BLT Sandwiches | By adding salmon, you can turn a classic BLT sandwich into a quick and easy dinner in less than 30 minutes! Juicy ripe tomatoes, crisp lettuce, salty bacon, and a tender flaky salmon fillet with a tart and tangy yogurt dill sauce between two slices of honey wheat bread. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Heat the olive oil in a heavy cast iron or stainless steel pan over medium heat. Season the salmon salt and pepper to taste. Place in the preheated pan; cook until opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and allow the fillets to rest before slicing into portions for the sandwiches.

Salmon BLT Sandwiches | By adding salmon, you can turn a classic BLT sandwich into a quick and easy dinner in less than 30 minutes! Juicy ripe tomatoes, crisp lettuce, salty bacon, and a tender flaky salmon fillet with a tart and tangy yogurt dill sauce between two slices of honey wheat bread. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Spread the yogurt mixture on 4 pieces of bread and top with the lettuce.

Salmon BLT Sandwiches | By adding salmon, you can turn a classic BLT sandwich into a quick and easy dinner in less than 30 minutes! Juicy ripe tomatoes, crisp lettuce, salty bacon, and a tender flaky salmon fillet with a tart and tangy yogurt dill sauce between two slices of honey wheat bread. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Add the salmon, tomato and a few slices of bacon and top with another slice of bread.

Salmon BLT Sandwiches | By adding salmon, you can turn a classic BLT sandwich into a quick and easy dinner in less than 30 minutes! Juicy ripe tomatoes, crisp lettuce, salty bacon, and a tender flaky salmon fillet with a tart and tangy yogurt dill sauce between two slices of honey wheat bread. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Salmon BLT Sandwich | TheMountainKitchen.com

Adding salmon to a BLT sandwich turns it from a happy lunch treat to a feed me a meal at supper time. I’m not sure why we never thought about adding salmon to our BLT sandwiches, but I can tell you this, we sure won’t forget it!

You will love these Salmon BLT Sandwiches. Try them tonight!

I’m excited to share this with Fiesta Friday this week! Come on over and join the party! 🙂

Salmon BLT Sandwiches

Salmon BLT Sandwiches with juicy tomatoes, crisp lettuce, salty bacon, and a tender flaky salmon fillet between two slices of honey wheat bread.
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword BLT, salmon, sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 841kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound hickory smoked bacon
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound skinless salmon fillet
  • 8 slices bread
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce
  • 1 small tomato sliced

Yogurt Dill Sauce:

  • ½ cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chives chopped
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place the bacon on a foil lined sheet pan; place in a cold oven and set the temperature to 375 degrees F for about 15 to 20 minutes. Exact baking time will depend on the thickness of the bacon and how crispy you like it. When the bacon is done transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • While the bacon is cooking make the yogurt dill sauce. Combine the yogurt, dill, chives and lemon juice in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and place in the refrigerator to chill until needed.
  • Heat the olive oil in a heavy cast iron or stainless steel pan over medium heat. Season the salmon salt and pepper to taste. Place in the preheated pan; cook until opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and allow the fillets to rest before slicing into portions for the sandwiches.
  • Spread the yogurt mixture on 4 pieces of bread and top with the lettuce.
  • Add the salmon, tomato and a few slices of bacon and top with another slice of bread.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Woman's Day Kitchen
You could always cook the bacon the traditional way in a pan; working in batches, cook the bacon in a large pan over medium-low heat until crisp, 5 to 10 minutes

Nutrition

Calories: 841kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 1104mg | Potassium: 920mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1205IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 3.6mg
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