Salmon Club Sandwich with Roasted Shallot Smear
Author: Adapted from Caprial Pence
A grand adaptation of the classic Club Sandwich, this salmon version is quite tasty.
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 slices pancetta
  • 6 salmon fillets, 4 ounces each
  • black pepper, freshly ground, as needed
  • Kosher salt, as needed
  • 18 slices rye or French bread
  • 1/3 Cup Roasted Shallot Smear (recipe follows)
  • 1/3 Cup Herb Cheese Spread (recipe follows)
  • 1/4 pound arugula
Roasted Shallot Smear
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 10 whole, peeled and halved shallots
  • 10 peeled garlic cloves
  • 1/4 Cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 anchovies
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Herb Cheese Spread
  • 3 cloves peeled garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon each of chopped fresh rosemary, basil and thyme
  • 1 Cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 Cup goat cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  1. Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil in medium sauté pan over high heat and cook pancetta until crispy.
  2. Season salmon with pepper and salt. Heat remaining olive oil in large sauté pan until smoking hot and sear salmon, about 3 to 4 minutes per side depending on thickness.
  3. Toast or grill bread. Spread 6 slices with roasted shallot smear and top with salmon. Place slice of bread over salmon and smear with herb-cheese spread followed by pancetta and arugula and top with remaining slice of bread.
  4. Cut at an angle and serve.
Roasted Shallot Smear
  1. Drizzle oil over shallots and garlic and roast in preheated 300 degree F oven until soft. While puréeing in food processor, add balsamic vinegar, anchovies, chopped herbs and salt and pepper.
Herb Cheese Spread
  1. Process ingredients in a food processor till smooth.
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