A Sunrise Recipe: Grilled Salmon BLT with Dill Aioli

Sunrise Senior Living  |  February 22, 2016
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Inspired by seeing different variations of certain meals served at the community, our chef at Sunrise of Severna Park, MD, created this unique twist on the classic BLT sandwich. By using salmon, which is rich in both DHA and EPA, essential omega-3 fatty acids known to promote cardiovascular health, he created a healthy lunch option that is repeatedly requested. 

The omega-3s in salmon are also known to be the building blocks of brain tissue and can form neural transmitters, which may help reduce the loss of cognitive performance associated with aging if eaten regularly.

Grilled Salmon BLT with Dill Aioli
Serves 4 

Dill Aioli
Ingredients: 
  • 2 large eggs yolks only 
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 
  • 2 garlic cloves 
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 
  • 1 cup olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:
  1. Place the egg yolks, dill, garlic and mustard in a food processor. Process until smooth.
  2. With the motor running, slowly add the olive oil in a thin stream until emulsified. Add the lemon juice. Season to taste.
Sandwich 
Ingredients:
  • 8 thick sliced white or wheat bread
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 4 4-oz skinless salmon fillets
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 leaves butter or green leaf lettuce
  • 8 tomato slices
Instructions:
  1. Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy. Remove from the skillet and set aside to drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Pour off the excess fat from the skillet. Brush the salmon with the olive oil and sear in the skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown and internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  3. Toast the bread. Spread each slice of bread evenly with the dill aioli.
  4. Arrange each sandwich with 1 slice of lettuce, 2 slices of tomato, 1 fillet of salmon and 1 strip of bacon. Close each sandwich and slice in half.