Enforcer Salmon Bagels With Lemon Creme Fraiche

    THIS SALTY AND SMOKEY GRILLED SALMON IS TAKEN TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH A GENEROUS DOLLOP OF FRESH LEMON CREME FRAICHE DRESSING.

    THIS CHRISTMAS, WE SERVED THIS SALMON AS A LIGHT BRUNCH BEFORE OUR MAIN MEAL. EVERYONE LOVED THE MELTINGLY SOFT SALMON, FLAKED OVER TOASTED BAGELS, AND TOPPED WITH THE ZESTY DRESSING, SLIVERS OF RED ONION, CAPERS AND A BIG SQUEEZE OF FRESH LEMON JUICE. 

    WE ALSO FREQUENTLY ENJOY THIS DISH AS A LIGHT WEEKNIGHT DINNER DURING SUMMER. 

    Grilled Salmon Bagel

    Grilled Salmon Bagel


    Ingredients:

     
    • 2 x 200g salmon fillets
    • 2 tbsp Barbecue Mafia Enforcer Rub
    • Zest of one lemon
    • 1/2 cup creme fraiche
    • Juice of one lemon
    • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
    • Salt & pepper
    • 4 bagels
    • 1 red onion, finely sliced
    • Capers, drained
    • Chives, finely chopped

    Method

    1. Pin bone salmon fillets and pat dry with a paper towel.
    2. Dust the salmon in Barbecue Mafia Enforcer Rub and sprinkle with lemon zest.
    3. Set up grill for 2-zone cooking and preheat to a medium temp.
    4. While the grill heats, mix creme fraiche, lemon juice, garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl, and set aside. 
    5. Place salmon fillets on a grilling plank, and place over direct heat for approximately 1-2 minutes, or until wood is consistently smoking.
    6. Once smoking well, shift the plank to the indirect side of your grill, lower lid and cook for a further 5 minutes.
    7. Aim for an internal temp of 63*C, and if not reached after 5 minutes, continue to cook, checking temp every few minutes. 
    8. While salmon is smoking, toast bagels in your oven, or on the grill until golden brown.
    9. Remove salmon from grill, garnish with chopped chives. and flake on to toasted bagels, topped with a generous blob of creme fraiche dressing and sprinkled with red onion, capers and a good squeeze of lemon juice. Enjoy!
    BarbecueMafia Grilled Salmon

    BarbecueMafia Grilled Salmon