This hot smoked salmon sandwich is Jamie Oliver inspired. The recipe is infinitely variable to make all kinds of different, delicious sandwiches.
Try it with leg ham or roast beef. Make it veggie by using halloumi instead of the salmon. Add a few pickles to the sandwich, or add condiments like chutney, onion or chilli jam, or even try it with pesto or hummus!
4 slices of streaky bacon
4 slices of sourdough bread
1 ripe tomato
1 ripe avocado
2 tablespoons home made or whole egg bought mayonnaise
1 tablespoon of basil or coriander leaves, bashed, stirred through the mayonnaise (optional)
200g hot smoked salmon (available from the deli section of supermarkets)
A handful of lettuce leaves or rocket
A few squeezes of lemon juice
Sea salt and black pepper
Place the bacon in a cold frying pan, turn on the heat to medium and fry the bacon until crispy and cooked through, then remove from the pan. Turn off the heat.
Immediately put the bread slices into the still warm pan in the bacon fat to soak up the bacon flavour.
Cut the tomato into slices. Cut the avocado in half, take out the stone and peel each half. Cut the avocado into slices.
Now assemble the sandwich.
Spread the toasted sourdough slices with the mayonnaise.
Put two slices of toasted bread side by side and layer with the bacon rashers, tomato, avocado, chunks of the salmon and the lettuce or rocket. Squeeze lemon juice over the whole lot and add a grind or two of sea salt and black pepper.
Top each one with the remaining slices of toast. Eat and enjoy!