On Sunday, Lorraine Elliott, aka, NotQuiteNigella, posted about “Salmon and Bear” in Zetland.
Her first food photograph on that NotQuiteNigella post (apart from a photograph of a deer mounted on a wall) was a salmon burger. I managed to beat all the fans of NQN and get the first comment in and mentioned I would make a salmon burger.
Well yesterday, I was thinking of said salmon burger. Being Monday and being a salmon day I pondered the burger and all the yeasty foods I’d enjoyed over the weekend. Should I go with more bread or just salmon and a salad?
Ask Twitter and your questions will be answered
So I asked Twitter. Salmon burger or salmon salad?
Salmon and salad
— Gary Lum (@garydlum) January 16, 2017
I received a 3:1 response, salad over a burger. It was also a three women to one man response with the bloke from England suggesting I make a salmon burger.
Well, last night I made a quick and simple salmon salad.
Tonight I still had a piece of salmon, so a burger it is.
Because my bread roll was three days old I thought I should toast it, and rather than just shoving it into my little benchtop oven for a browning, I put some olive oil into a frying pan, heated it up and then liberally coated one side of the bread roll with warm oil. I then took both halves off and allowed them to cool while I cleaned off the frying pan.
Lash that roll
Then I applied a good lashing of garlic aioli to each half of the bread roll. On the bottom half I then added some rings of red onion.
Fill the hole in the roll
I then built the sandwich with the salmon that I’d baked for 13 minutes at 200 °C in my benchtop oven, some crispy iceberg lettuce and a couple of slices of vine ripened tomato.
I added a pinch of curry powder to the tomato as well as a good grinding of black pepper.
Which is better?
The burger of course. What could be better than a burger?
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