Monday, July 9, 2012

((handmade/homemade monday)) salmon panini recipe


Once upon a time, I nannied for an amazing family who owned the best restaurant in town. When we moved overseas, I cried because of this breakdown:
((1/4: excitement. 1/4: missing family. 1/4: missing friends. 1/4:  missing Sugah's Cafe's Salmon Paninis))

I might be exaggerating, but it was THAT good. 

When we returned stateside, they had moved on to Austin for a great opportunity and I was salmon panini-less. I recreated the sandwich as best as I could, but it certainly doesn't have Matt's special touch. I've been meaning to share this recipe for some time, but here it is...FINALLY... 

((an ode to Sugah's Cafe))


Ingredients:
Sourdough Bread
Salmon Filet
Olive Oil
Butter
Capers
Cream Cheese, softened
Red Onion
Paprika

Prep-work:
-Cook Salmon as desired. I brush mine with Olive Oil, add salt & pepper and bake it in the oven at 400 until it's done. 
-Chop Red Onion
-Rinse Capers
-Set out cream cheese to soften

Directions:
1. Spread a generous amount of Cream Cheese to each side of the sourdough bread.
2. Add capers & onions to one side. My rule of thumb is to make sure there is ((at least)) caper & onion in each bite! The more you add, the more flavor you'll have. Sprinkle with Paprika.
3. Flake the salmon and add on top of the capers & onions. Put other piece of bread on top.
4. Melt butter in a non-stick skillet on medium-high heat. Cook until golden-brown...like a grilled cheese. Get the sandwich on a spatula, add more butter to skillet and flip to the other side until golden brown. 
5. Cut in half & sprinkle with Paprika. Serve immediately. 


It's delicious served with Sweet Potato Fries, Garlic & Lemon Sautéed Brussel Sprouts, and a nice summer beer, sweet tea, or Dr. Pepper. Hands down, this is one of my favorite meals of all time.

Enjoy!

love.




9 comments:

  1. MMM that sounds and looks delish!! :) :) xx Holly

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  2. YUM! It looks great and I bet it tastes even better :)

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  3. This looks incredible. Of all the delicious-looking recipes I constantly see everywhere, this is one of the very few I might actually try... THAT'S how good it looks.

    By the way, I'm a new reader that is a tad obsessed with your blog. You are adorable and your little space just exudes happiness (which is why your blog name is so appropriate!)
    xoxo

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  4. so you emailed this recipe to me sometime ago and I never did try it! I'm pinning it now and considering I just bought fresh sourdough bread and frozen salmon, I think it's time to try it. sounds yum!

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  5. oh wow! this looks delicious! will have to try it sometime!!

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  6. YUM!!! This looks so delicious!! ((I am from Creatives group)) ==love your blog!

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  7. Everything is better with sweet potato fries and Dr.Pepper. But seriously, this looks delicious!

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  8. Yummm. I've never heard of salmon panini but I'm sure that I would love them! I'll definitely have to try it out.

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