Health

This Hearty Sandwich Is A Great Midday Meal

Healthy and filling, this salmon steak recipe may become a staple.

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Photo: Aaron Colussi

The new cookbook Feed Zone Table: Family-Style Meals to Nourish Life and Sport includes great ideas for athletes who love to share their eats. This is the perfect for midday meal if you’re craving a hearty sandwich.

Salmon Steak Sandwiches With Mustard Dressing
Serves 4

1 pound salmon steaks (4 pieces)
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
4 ciabatta rolls or 1 large baguette
2 cups bitter greens such as arugula
½ English cucumber, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced
¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
Juice from ½ lemon
½ tsp. coarse salt
Mustard Dressing (recipe follows)

Brush salmon steaks with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Place steaks skin-side down in a heavy sauté pan over medium-high heat. Cook for about 5 minutes, then gently flip and cook for another 4–5 minutes. The salmon should have a golden brown color on the outside and be cooked to medium.

While the salmon is cooking, slice ciabatta rolls or baguette and warm under the broiler. Combine arugula, cucumbers and onion in a bowl. Dress with the lemon juice and salt. Generously spread the dressing on the bread and assemble the sandwiches with the salmon steaks and arugula salad. Serve immediately.

Mustard Dressing
½ cup thick Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp. coarse ground mustard
1 tsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. capers
Juice from ½ lemon
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper

In a small bowl, whisk first six ingredients together until smooth, then  salt and pepper to taste.

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