As much as I love a sandwich stuffed with a million different elements, it's sometimes nice to have a simple sandwich, one that highlights the flavors of a single star ingredient. For tonight's dinner why not make that sort of sandwich with a luscious piece of salmon as the starring flavor? The salmon is quickly grilled or pan-fried and topped with a mustard soy sauce. Arugula adds a peppery crunch, but if you don't like the taste of this leafy green, substitute spinach. To get the recipe to this sandwich that comes together in minutes,
2 tablespoons dry mustard
3 tablespoons packed light-brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 bunch arugula, leaves slightly wet
4 sourdough bread, crusts trimmed
- Combine mustard and sugar in a small bowl. Stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons water. Add soy sauce and 1 teaspoon oil. Set aside.
- Heat a grill or grill pan until very hot.
- Brush salmon with remaining oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill for 5 minutes, or until browned. Turn and cook for another 5 minutes, or to desired doneness.
- Toast bread and place on plates. Top each with wilted arugula and a salmon fillet. Drizzle mustard sauce over top. Serve immediately.