Smoked Salmon Grilled Cheese
This was our lunch last weekend and guess what? We’re still dreaming about it! It was that good. But really – how could melted gruyere and luxuriously smooth smoked salmon sandwiched between buttery grilled bread not be?
The two things that really elevate this sandwich from great to holy-crap-this-is-so-amazing status are fresh dill and lemon zest. Herbs and citrus are a great way to add a little zing and pop to meals in general, and do wonders in this grilled cheese. I highly suggest not skipping them. If you really don’t like dill – I know it is intense – I think a little chopped parsley in its place could work. Let me know if you try it.
This sandwich is perfect for a quick and easy lunch, but fancy enough for Easter brunch, or even Mother’s Day. I’m thinking a little mesclun salad on the side and boom – you’ve got the fanciest yet oh-so-simple meal in town.
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Smoked Salmon & Gruyere Grilled Cheese
- Serves 4
- 8 slices of bread (I used Rye, but you're free to play with this)
- 8 ounces smoked salmon
- 1 cup gruyere cheese, grated
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
- 4 tablespoons butter, for the pan
- Place 4 slices of the bread on a large clean work surface.
- Layer 1/8 cup of cheese, 1/4 of the salmon, a pinch of the lemon zest and dill, and then another 1/8 of cheese on each slice of bread (basically dividing everything in 4 among the slices of bread), then top each with another slice of bread.
- Melt two tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sandwiches, two at a time, and cook until the cheese has melted and the bread is golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.
- Repeat for all of the sandwiches, adding more butter to the pan as needed.
- Cut in half and serve at once.
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says
OH! I love this creative grilled cheese…so perfect for Grilled Cheese month! Pinned!
Tieghan Gerard says
Yeah, holy crap this is amazing pretty much sums this sandwich up. Looks so good! 🙂
I could eat the page, it looks so delicious
Claire Gallam says
Oh my!!! I love the flavors here!
What a delicious sandwhich! These ingredients pair so well together. Gorgeous!!
Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says
I love everything about this. The smoked salmon, the rye, the dill… the CHEESE. I need it all in my belly ASAP.
simple green moms says
This looks delicious! Definitely have to add this to my lunch menu =)
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
All that cheesy goodness! Love the combination of flavors and the fresh dill!
Ilona @ Ilona's Passion says
I did not have breakfast yet.. I want this sandwich, please.. that is bad that I do not have smoked salmon at my home now:(
Samantha @FerraroKitchen says
LOVE smoked salmon!!
Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg says
Wow this sounds so good. Smoke salmon is the best, and now I want to make this.
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps says
Now THIS is a grilled cheese. Fancy, but simple and full of FLAVA!
What a decadent grilled cheese, wow!! Sounds delicious. x
Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe says
My salivary glands are working overtime looking at this sandwich. Damn!
Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says
Hello grilled cheese!!!
Of course this was perfect. I am going to be joining you in that dream for sometime to come. GREG
Gerry @ foodnessgracious says
That looks crazy good A!!
Julie @ Table for Two says
Smoked salmon and gruyere on a sandwich?! This is calling my name and you definitely know the way to my heart 😉
Vickie S. says
Hell to the yes! This looks super yummy – I’m planning an open house soon and this would be a lovely addition to my menu. I’ll cut them into quarters so they can easily be handled by my guests and I have a feeling they’ll be the hit of the party!
Oh Yummm! this sandwich looks great. Would never have thought of adding lemon zest to a sandwich.. great idea. Thanks
It looks divine, can’t wait to have it, I too love smoked salmon, I make my own gravlax which is almost better
Wow homemade gravlax sounds amazing 🙂
It’s easy to make, takes a few hours in the fridge, but well worth it, for me it’s even nicer than smoked salmon, just yummy
I made these for lunch today (with white cheddar, as it was what we had) and they were SO GOOD. I would have never thought to add the lemon zest, but it really lifts it. Thanks for a wonderful grilled cheese idea!
Rye bread will the best with this. I only had 12 grain and yuck. I need more cheese and I think it’ll be better putting the butter on the bread to grill rather in the skillet. But super good idea to use my smoke salmon that I have lots of and overall pretty good sandwich! I also needed more dill. Take two tomorrow.