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))

Sourdough Bread
Salmon Filet
Olive Oil
Cream Cheese, softened
Red Onion

-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

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 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.




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

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

  3. This sounds positively delicious!

  4. 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!)

  5. 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!

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

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

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

  9. 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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