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I thought of a few recipes for this month’s Canadian Food Experience Project, one being my mom’s butter tarts, but wanted to honor the memory of my dear husband and make something he always liked cooking and loved eating – salmon, steelhead trout, or Arctic char.

Salmon sandwich

Salmon sandwich

Coho salmon

Fresh Coho salmon

Coho salmon

Coho salmon

Basic recipe:
 
One small filet of salmon (2 servings);
Season salmon with fresh ground pepper and sea salt. I used ginger garlic sea salt;
Rub on salmon 1 1/2 tsp grated ginger and 1 minced garlic clove;
Place thin slices of onions on top;
Pour over salmon, juice from 1/2 an orange plus pulp and 2 tbsp maple syrup; and
Sprinkle on 1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper.
 
Marinate for 15 minutes
 
Add fresh oregano, 1/2 tsp butter and wrap in tinfoil with marinade.
 
Bake at 325 for 20 minutes. Basically the salmon gets poached.
 

Jay loved fresh grated ginger on salmon and enjoyed making different marinades, always pairing a bit of sweetness with some spicy heat.

Coho salmon

Out of the oven

Coho salmon

Coho salmon

Steaming hot

Coho salmon

Coho salmon

You can serve the salmon hot in a sandwich, but Jay preferred it cold. Remove oregano and salmon from skin before serving.

Yam chips

Crispy yam chips as a side dish.

Yam chips

Use a mandolin to cut paper-thin slices of yam. Fry slices in Canola oil and finish with a seasoning of fresh ground pepper and Himalayan salt.

Salmon sandwich

Salmon sandwich

Salmon sandwich stacked with butter lettuce, onion and tomato slices, bacon, sandwich pickle, and topped with mayo mixed with a bit of Greek yogurt on toasted sourdough bread. And one slice of toast always had to be buttered.

Note: If you want to prevent your bacon from curling, place a lid on top while it’s frying.

Salmon sandwich

Enjoy with someone special!

Toasted salmon sandwiches are a Canadian favorite. For more favorite Canadian recipes visit other Canadian Food Bloggers from across the country participating in this project.

This post dedicated to my late husband Jay.

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