Open Faced Honey Bourbon Glazed Salmon Sandwich

by Amy Stafford on August 27, 2013

Glaze Feta Aioli Tomato Superfood Avocado Healthy

I am on a mission, and my poor husband is why.  He went to the doctor for his yearly physical and had his blood work done to find out that he is right on the cusp of having high cholesterol.  Of course the first thing our doctor wanted to do was write out a prescription.  He declined and said he would work on his diet and try to lower it naturally, the doctor pushed two more times for the prescription.  My husband asked very specifically “Am I in danger if I don’t take this drug?”  The answer was “no”.  There in lies one of the problems with the health of America.  The idea that a pill fixes everything.  I am not going to rant about prescription drugs, because obviously there are many times when they are needed, but I do believe that many, many ailments, aches and pains can be fixed through our diet and life style.

I am on a mission and its making my husband diet full of five of the main foods that are known to lower your cholesterol.  Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids,  Oatmeal, Healthy Fats,  Almonds and Walnuts, and Fiber.

This is one of the first recipes I wrote to try and incorporate more fish into our dinners and eliminate more of the red meat meals.  With this dish I just don’t know where to start to explain how much I **love** it.  I mean it, we have had it so many times since I wrote the recipe and took these photos and even Jacob has requested it.  I love it because it is loaded with healthy goodness, Omega-3′s, beta carotene, lycopene, Vitamin K, E & B, plus those healthy fats that my hubby needs.

Another reason to love this dish is it is freaking delicious and SO easy to pull together.  You can cook the salmon tented on the grill or place it on a baking sheet in the oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, so it works during anytime of the year.

Enjoy!

Honey Bourbon Glaze Feta Aioli Tomato Avocado Superfood Healthy

Honey Bourbon Glaze Feta Aioli Salmon Tomato Avocado Superfood Healthy

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Open Faced Honey Bourbon Glazed Salmon Sandwich
 
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Ingredients

Honey Bourbon Glaze Salmon Ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1½ pound Salmon, skin removed
  • ½ cup Feta, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons plain fat-free greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Avocado Spread Ingredients:
  • 1 Avocado, pitted and skin removed mashed
  • Pinch of salt
  • Drizzle of Olive Oil

Other Ingredients:
  • 1 medium tomato, cubed
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Loaf of chunky bread, such as sourdough or Tuscan Boule
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, divided
Instructions

Bourbon Glaze Salmon Instructions:
  1. Add all ingredients in a ziploc bag and refrigerate for one hour, turning a few times.
  2. Heat grill to medium high. (or heat oven to 400 degrees)
  3. Place Salmon on foil and loosley tent. (if using oven, just place foil on baking sheet)
  4. Place foil wrapped salmon on grill
  5. On other side of grill, place bread for a minute, flip and cook until just toasted.
  6. Grill Salmon for around 15 minutes. (if using oven, 15-18 minutes)
  7. Remove and cut into 4-5 ounce pieces ( about 2-3" wide)

Feta Aioli Instructions:
  1. Add all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Refrigerate if you are not using right away.

Avocado Instructions:
  1. In a bowl add ingredients, mash and stir.

Assembly Instructions:
  1. Spread each slice of bread with a generous helping of Avocado.
  2. Top with a sprinkle of Chia seeds.
  3. Top with some diced tomato.
  4. Top with a piece of salmon.
  5. Top salmon with a tablespoon of Aioli
  6. Top with cilantro
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Sarah F August 27, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Amy – I made this tonight and it is DEEEEE lish!!!!! I made it exactly as you directed and we both loved every single bite.
Thanks so much – I love your blog!!

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Lindsay August 28, 2013 at 3:58 am

This looks and sounds so delicious! I will be trying this recipe this week :)

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Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps August 29, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Seriously beautiful! And I commend you for going the “natural” route. I completely agree that doctors push prescriptions on us when they aren’t necessary, and problems can be solved the natural route.

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Amy Stafford August 30, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Amen Nicole, Amen. Thanks for commenting! xo

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Connie August 31, 2013 at 9:17 pm

This recipe is fantastic, I just did the salmon portion and it was delicious! I will be sharing it and making it again and again.

Thank you for sharing!

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