Girl and I have been enjoying our little slice of smoke house heaven for a few months now and we figured that we would attempt a recreation of one of our favorite dishes, a delicious salmon spread. We picked up a half pint of their amazing salmon spread one day and started to dissect what made it so incredible. We were pleasantly surprised as to how close our spread was to theirs. Not only did we make a tasty salmon spread, but we made a ton of it. So obviously we had to try it out in a Toas-Tite, right? Right.
Notes from the kitchen
The only real note I have from this post is that you need to pay attention to your fish while your frying it. If you over do your fish you’ll be chewing on sticky fish until you either eat it all or throw it out (which believe me is so hard to do with such a tasty fish that you’ll undoubtedly end up eating chewy over done fish). I don’t cook much fish so if you’re like me I’d recommend maybe practicing on a small fillet just to be safe.
Boy and Girl’s Homemade Salmon Spread
- 1/2 pound fresh wild salmon
- 4 oz. of smoked salmon
- 3-4 Tbsp. mayonnaise
- 1/3 c. of finely diced celery
- 1/4 c. finely diced raw red onion
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Get ready to pan fry your salmon fillet. Heat about 1 Tbsp. of cooking oil in a frying pan. Place the fish skin side down on the pan. Salt and pepper the fish to taste. Cook the fish for about 4 minutes on the skin side and then flip with a spatula and cook for approximately 3 more minutes with the skin side up. Once you’re happy with your fish, turn off the burner and place the fish on a plate (or cutting board) to cool.
- When cool, remove the skin from both your cooked salmon fillet and the smoked salmon.
- Cut both pieces of fish to make mashing with a fork a bit easier.
- Put the salmon in a bowl with the diced onion, celery, and mayonnaise.
- Mix the spread together with a fork, breaking up the salmon pieces and making the consistency as smooth as desired.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
Now to make the salmon spread Toas-Tite…
- Butter one side of two pieces of bread.
- Place the bread into the Toas-Tite grill.
- Dollop a good amount of salmon spread onto one piece of bread and close the Toas-Tite carefully with the other slice of bread on top.
- Toast the sandwich as much as you like, then remove it from the grill and let it cool.