Salmon Club Sandwiches

Serving Size: 4
Total Time:


  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup arugula leaf
  • 0.25 cup mayonnaise
  • 12 thin slices of whole wheat toast
  • 4 skinless 4 ounce salmon fillets, halved crosswise
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 0.5 tsp pure chili powder
  • 0.25 cup agave syrup, see note
  • 0.25 cup tomato paste
  • 0.75 cup golden raisin
  • 2 dried chipotle chiles, stems and seeds discarded
  • 2 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp tamarind concentrate
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 4 large slices of beefsteak tomato


1. In a saucepan, heat the oil. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat until softened. Add the tamarind, garlic, chipotles, raisins, tomato paste, agave and chile powder. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat until thick, 20 minutes. Let cool, then puree in a blender. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Set the salmon in a large, shallow dish and season with salt and pepper. Coat with 1/2 cup of the sauce; refrigerate for 1 hour.

3. Light a grill and oil the grates. Grill the salmon over high heat, turning once and basting with another 1/2 cup of the sauce, until just cooked through, 4 minutes.

4. For each club, use 3 slices of toast; spread each with 1 teaspoon of mayonnaise and layer with the arugula, tomato and fish.