Spicy Salmon Sandwich with Ginger-Peperoncini Aioli

carmell childs


This recipe is the first Fish sandwich that I have ever created. Let me just say that I was so excited about the wonderful flavor combinations that I took it over to the neighbors to sample. After taste testing they asked for the recipe and the leftovers!!! Don't be put off by number of ingredients, this recipe is super easy to make!

★★★★★ 4 votes
30 Min
5 Min

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This marinade and aioli are one fearsome duo! Wow your guests (and yourself) with this fancy - yet simple - sammie.


1/2 c
real mayonnaise
2 tsp
fresh ginger; finely minced
1/2 tsp
capers; finely minced
1 tsp
garlic & dill golden peperoncini, finely minced


1/4 c
extra virgin olive oil plus a little for brushing on grill
1 tsp
montreal steak seasoniong
2 tsp
lemon zest, grated
1 tsp
crushed garlic
3 tsp
minced, garlic & dill golden greek peperoncini
1/2 tsp
capers; minced
1/4 tsp
garlic salt
2 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice; divided
1 Tbsp
juice from the garlic & dill golden greek peperoncini bottle


parmesan or italian ciabatta buns, sliced horizontally to form buns (approx. the same size as fish fillets)
pieces of green leaf lettuce
english cucumber, peeled and sliced on a mandolin
tomato, sliced
salmon filets (3.5"x 5"x1/2")
garlic & dill golden greek peperoncini sliced into rings for sandwich
*ginger-peperoncin aioli


1To prepare Ginger-Peperoncini Aioli combine the first 4 ingredients in a small dish and chill in the refrigerator.
2To make Spicy Citrus Marinade combine the first 7 ingredients PLUS one tbsp lemon juice in a large zip-lock bag; shake to combine. Remove 2 tbsp. and reserve for brushing on bread.
Add the remaining 1 tbsp. lemon juice and the peperoncini juice to the zip-lock bag; shake to combine; add fish fillets. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 30-40 minutes.
3After brushing a little oil on grill heat to medium-high. Carefully grill fish fillets for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until toothpick inserted in the center of fillets comes out dry, or fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.
4Prepare Ciabatta by brushing the reserved marinade over the surface area of the bread, cut sides up. Place bread (cut-side down) directly on grill rack, grill until edges just begin to brown, about 1-2 minutes.
5Assemble sandwiches by generously spreading the bottom buns with Ginger-Peperoncini Aioli. Layer lettuce, cucumbers, 2 slices tomato (on each), and salmon fillets*, top with desired amount of sliced peperoncini. Place bun on top and enjoy!! *For easier eating you may flake fish with a fork and distribute evenly over sandwich.

About Spicy Salmon Sandwich with Ginger-Peperoncini Aioli

Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Collection: World Food Champs
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy