Blackened Salmon Sandwiches with Heirloom Tomatoes and Smashed Avocado
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Serves: 4 sandwiches
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1½ teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 4 4-ounce salmon filets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large heirloom tomato
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • butter lettuce
  • 4 toasted buns
  • 4 teaspoons mayo, optional
  1. In a small bowl combine, paprika, cayenne, onion powder, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt and oregano. Sprinkle on salmon filets.
  2. Heat a large cast iron skillet to a medium-heat. Add salmon seasoning side down. Cook until crisp and blackening, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook another 3-4 minutes.
  3. Slice tomato into 4 thick slices.
  4. In a small bowl, combine avocado, remaining salt and lemon juice. Mash until combined. (Leave a little bit of texture.) Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Spread avocado on bottom of bun, top with tomato, lettuce and salmon filet.
  6. If desired spread a little bit of mayo on top bun.
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