Grilled Cheese with Smoked Salmon

Grilled Cheese with Smoked Salmon

Ingredients

  • red onion
  • pinch of sugar
  • lime juice
  • capers
  • cooking oil
  • cream cheese - take out of the fridge early or warm slightly in the microwave to soften
  • lemon juice
  • avocado
  • butter
  • smoked salmon slices
  • light rye bread

Method

  1. Create your pickled red onions first. Slice the onion as thin as you can and soak it in lime juice with a pinch of sugar until it turns bright pink and soft.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Drain the capers, then fry them in some hot oil (canola is good for high heat) until they turn a deep green (approx. 5 mins). Allow to cool slightly.
  4. Fold the fried capers into the softened cream cheese.
  5. Slice the avocado and squeeze fresh lemon juice on it to keep it from turning brown
  6. Butter 2 slices of rye bread on one side and lay the buttered sides down in an oven-proof frying pan (we love cast iron for this). Spread on the cream cheese and avocado onto one slice, and leave it open-faced beside the other slice of bread. Place the pan in the oven until the cream cheese is warm.
  7. Place frying pan on the stove at medium-low heat and add the desired amount of salmon on top of the cream cheese, then close up the sandwich and fry until golden brown on both sides.
  8. Serve with the pickled onions and a freshly-tossed green salad.

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