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Glazed Asian Salmon Sandwich w/ Crispy Oriental Slaw

October  4, 2022
3 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

I really love salmon, and wanted to just find another way to present it other than the grilled or stir-fried dishes I usually do. I had some great whole grain wheat buns I"d found recently at Kroger and I thought it would be fun to make a healthy and delicious version of the salmon to serve for dinner using the buns. I already had the ingredients around the kitchen so I just started throwing it together this evening and it turned out marvelous! The crispness of the Chinese cabbage is very different from western cabbage, more delicate, and with the simple dressing it turns out great as a side dish or as a sandwich topping. The Chinese cabbage used in the slaw is NOT bok choy--it is a big, light green, multi-layered cabbage--I have included a photo so you can see--I've had people confuse Chinese cabbage and bok choy, so I wanted to make sure you have the correct one (bok choy would not work well at all with this!) Enjoy! —BeijingRose

What You'll Need
  • Glazed Asian Salmon
  • 4 4-oz. salmon filets
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Shaoxing yellow Chinese wine
  • 1 tablespoon ginger powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup half-fat mayo (for sandwich dressing)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil (for sandwich dressing)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (for sandwich dressing)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper (for sandwich dressing)
  • sliced tomato, romaine lettuce, sliced onions for sandwich garnish
  • 4 whole grain wheat buns
  • salt to taste
  • Crispy Oriental Slaw
  • 4 cups thin sliced Chinese cabbage
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, cut in small pieces
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed vegetables (corn, carrots, peas)
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons half-fat mayo
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar/or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon-pepper
  1. Use a wide skillet or non-stick saucepan over medium heat; when the oil begins to sizzle a little lay the salmon filets, skin side down, in the pan. Sprinkle with the soy sauce, shaoxing wine, oyster sauce, then the powdered ginger and garlic. Cook over medium heat for about 7 minutes then flip the filets over. Cover and cook for another 7 minutes then set them aside. Keep in the pan to cool a little so that the sauce caramelizes and sticks to the filets better.
  2. Heat your wheat buns in a 350 oven for about 10 minutes until they have a slightly toasted, crunchy crust. Mix the mayo, sesame seeds, sesame oil and lemon pepper in a small dish--this will be your sandwich dressing.
  3. Put the frozen peas and mixed vegies in a small saucepan with a little salt and simmer just until barely done, about 6 minutes, then pour them into a strainer and run cold water over them a couple of minutes to cool.
  4. Thinly slice the Chinese cabbage into a large bowl, toss in the sliced onions and tomatoes. After the vegies have cooled put them into the bowl and toss all the ingredients together. I put the dressing ingredients right into the bowl, no need to mix first: half-fat mayo, sesame seed oil, white wine vinegar (or rice vinegar if you have it) , garlic and lemon pepper. Toss it all well to make sure all the vegetables are covered. Cover and chill in the fridge for half an hour so they flavors blend well. This can be used as a side dish OR to replace the romaine lettuce, tomato and onion as a topping for the sandwich.

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