Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim have returned to the kitchen to champion dinner, the most social meal of the day. In their third cookbook, Feed Zone Table, Biju and Allen offer over 100 all-new recipes to bring friends and family to the table in a way that nourishes life and sport.
Try Salmon Steak Sandwiches with Mustard Dressing from Feed Zone Table! Next time you plan a game-day party or summertime lunch, serve up a platter of these sandwiches. Salmon steaks are a beautiful substitute for burgers—they are every bit as accessible on a bun. The Mustard Yogurt Dressing and fresh green salad make each bite even more delicious.
1 pound salmon steaks (4 pieces)
4 ciabatta rolls or 1 large baguette
2 cups bitter greens such as arugula
half of an English cucumber, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced
¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
Juice from half of a lemon
½ teaspoon coarse salt
Mustard Yogurt Dressing
½ cup thick Greek Yogurt
2 tablespoons coarse ground mustard
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon capers
juice from half of a lemon
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
Heat the grill (or see note below). While the grill is getting nice and hot, brush the salmon with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Place salmon skin-side down on grill. Cook for about 5 minutes, then gently flip and cook for another 4–5 minutes. The salmon should have a nice char on the outside and be cooked to medium, an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
While the salmon is cooking, slice the ciabatta rolls or baguette and warm on the grill.
Combine greens, cucumber, and onion in a bowl. Dress with the lemon juice, coarse salt, and pepper to taste.
TO MAKE THE DRESSING: In a small bowl whisk together the ingredients for the mustard dressing until smooth.
Generously spread the dressing on the bread and assemble the sandwiches with the salmon steaks and arugula mixture. Serve immediately.
Note: You can also cook the salmon on the stovetop in a heavy sauté pan over medium-high heat.
You can make dinnertime better right now. Inspire your dinnertime with family-style meals from Feed Zone Table.
Complete footnotes and references for studies cited above are available in the print edition of Feed Zone Table.