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!
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.
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.
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!