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Asian Salmon Sandwiches with Sesame Slaw

I have made salmon several times for this blog, but I have never made it on a sandwich. I made it as simple fillets, in salads, soups, and pasta, but no sandwiches. That is about to change with this recipe for Asian Salmon Sandwiches with Sesame Slaw. I do love salmon, but my husband not so much. But this time he said he wanted to give it a try. I was shocked! But I made sure to add an extra salmon fillet to my grocery list. I can’t wait to see his reaction!

This yummy sandwich features an Asian marinated Alaska salmon fillet with a tasty sesame slaw! It’s a quick and delicious meal that can be made in a little over 30 minutes!

Recipe Author: Joscelyn Abreu at Wife Mama Foodie
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The Ingredients

This recipe has quite a few ingredients, so I had some shopping to do. Thanks to last week’s menu of Korean recipes, I had a few things on hand. Still, there was a lot of shopping to do.

Thankfully, nothing was so unusual that I had to order it. I found everything I needed at my local grocery store. They had fish fillets, vegetables, and hoisin sauce. I also picked up some of my favorite french hamburger buns at the bakery.

Asian Salmon Sandwiches with Sesame Slaw Ingredients
Salmon fillets, mayonnaise, carrot, English cucumber, sriracha sauce, sesame oil, red cabbage, red onion, ginger, garlic, buns, honey, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, sesame seeds, and soy sauce

The Process

With so many ingredients, I expected this recipe to take a long time to make. Oh, but no. It was relatively quick. Here’s how my time was spent:

  • 30 minutes to prep (16 minutes active time)
  • 7 minutes to cook and assemble
  • 37 minutes total

That was just 2 minutes longer than the 35 minute time listed on the recipe.

The salmon needs to be marinated, so the marinade is the first thing I had to make. It only took a minute to mix it up and add the salmon fillets.

After that, it was onto the slaw. There was a lot of shredding and slicing involved, and my mandoline took care of most of it. It even grated the ginger! That was the bulk of the work, and all I had to do was mix up the dressing and toss the slaw.

Shredded red cabbage, julienned English cucumber, julienned carrots, and grated ginger

Mixing up the Sriracha mayonnaise was as easy as it sounded. Just two ingredients and a little bit of stirring did the job.

All that was left to do was slice the hamburger buns and wait for the salmon to finish marinating. I turned the broiler on while I waited. I also added some vegetable oil to a cast iron pan and placed it in the oven to warm.

When it was time to broil the salmon, the oven and pan were nice and hot. I used tongs to place the salmon into the pan and poured the hoisin sauce over them. Since the pan had been preheated, it only took 4 minutes to cook the salmon.

The only thing left after all of that was to assemble my Asian Salmon Sandwiches with Sesame Slaw. They were so messy but so good!

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Just when I thought salmon couldn't be improved upon, I find these Asian Salmon Sandwiches with Sesame Slaw. Salmon fillets are marinated, then topped with sticky sweet hoisin sauce and grilled under the broiler. Then they're added to pillow-soft bread topped with spicy sriracha mayonnaise and crunchy, savory sesame slaw. These salmon sandwiches were so good that my husband loved them, and he only eats salmon in sushi. Even though the recipe had a long list of ingredients, it was surprisingly quick and easy to prepare. I had my sandwiches done in 37 minutes, from start to finish.
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