Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Smoked Salmon BLT

This week, I'm going to tell you what the verdict of the Giada De Laurentiis FNCCC recipe was before I even tell you what it is. It was so good that we ate it all before I took a picture. It looked like a regular sandwich though, so you're probably not missing much by not having a picture.

I chose the Smoked Salmon BLT. I chose it because I couldn't see how it could possibly go wrong, which was a good thing considering the GREAT week I've been having. Luckily I was right, and I'm saving this for a "HELP I NEED A FAST DINNER" option.

Smoked Salmon BLT
Courtesy Giada De Laurentiis

(I didn't really measure anything aside from the mayo mixture.)
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill leaves
  • 8 (1/2-inch thick) slices multigrain bread (I just used these little multigrain bake at home breads... they're sorta shaped like ciabatta and they work really well for the "special" sandwiches in my life)
  • 6 ounces smoked salmon
  • 1 cup arugula, divided
  • 2 large or 3 medium tomatoes, sliced

In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Remove from the skillet and drain on paper towels.

In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, and fresh dill. Spread the lemon mayonnaise over 1 side of each slice of bread. Arrange the smoked salmon on 4 slices of the bread. Break the bacon in half and put on top of the smoked salmon. Top the bacon with 1/2 cup of arugula and arrange 2 to 3 tomato slices on top of the arugula. Cover with remaining slices of bread, lemon mayonnaise side down.

The Verdict (again): You should make these. They're delicious and take about 5 minutes. Martijn said he very much approved! I served them with homemade tomato soup.

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Susie said...

They so sound great! Thanks for this go around:-)

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

Wow this does sounds super tasty and quick. Now I wonder if my grocery sells smoked salmon???

Amy said...

I am sorry you have been having such a "great" week. Fast and simple really is the best way to go!

Sarah said...

I have to admit that I have never had smoked salmon but like grilled salmon a whole lot. This may just make me try it. You can't really go wrong with a BLT. I love hearing about the really quick (but very tasty) recipes! Thanks for cooking with FNCCC!

SnoWhite said...

what a fun combination of flavors.

Mari said...

Hi Mub,
Thanks for stopping at my blog today. This looks like a great recipe - gotta love something that takes 5 minutes and tastes good!

Wizardress said...

They sound good only I'm not a huge fan of smoked salmon. I think it's the texture or something.. I love everything with bacon lol

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