Hey Wednesday party people!
I’m still down here in Florida with Jaden, Todd and Diane and working my butt off assisting in shooting Jaden’s new cookbook. Okay, let’s be honest…what I really have been doing in eating everything in sight. This woman knows how to COOK. I can’t wait to show you some behind the scenes action when I get home in a few days.
But first….can I please tell you about the fish sandwich I ate last week? I love salmon but hate the way it makes my house smell to cook it, so this time, I made a delicious sweet and spicy glaze with honey and spices, topped my salmon fillet with it and then broiled to perfection.
And guess what? No icky fish smell! The glaze is a combination of honey, cayenne pepper, paprika, chili powder and brown sugar and is positively delicious. I love that sweet and spicy combination on fish and meats. I was just going to serve the fish alone, maybe with a side of roasted new potatoes or asparagus, but then I found these great (HUGE!) pretzel rolls and knew it was meant to be.
If you’ve never tried a pretzel roll, folks, you’ve never truly lived. And that’s a fact. My first pretzel roll experience was at King Street Grill in Charleston and now as I type this, I think I need to learn to bake my own. They are just so good. And huge. Watch out! Adam and I could have split one of these sandwiches, they were so large.
Oh! And even if you don’t really like mayonnaise (I don’t), still try it on this sandwich. I think you’ll like it!
Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon Sandwiches
makes two (large) sandwiches
2 4-5 oz wild Atlantic salmon
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
2 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1-2 tbsp honey
1/2 lemon, juiced
pretzel rolls (or regular rolls)
Preheat broiler on high.
Mix together the chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, paprika and cayenne pepper.
Rub the salt on the salmon fillets, followed by the spice mixture. Lay fillets in a pie dish or on a tin foil-lined sheet tray and drizzle the honey over top. Broil fish for 5-8 minutes, until flaky but still pink. Remove from oven and drizzle lemon juice over top.
Prepare sandwiches by smearing mayonnaise on one side of the pretzel roll, then topping with a salmon fillet. Top with lettuce and tomato, followed by other half of roll. Serve warm.