For Preparing the Salmon:
salmon fillet of whatever size you like, skin on
For the Sandwich:
thinly sliced, hard-crusted wheat bread
half a red onion
For the Special 10-Ingredient Mayonnaise:
4-Braun's spicy mustard
5-freshly chopped basil leaves
6-freshly chopped dill
7-the juice from a caper jar
* Please don't ask the cashier where to find/how to pay for love. You have been warned.
Second Step: Take your salmon fillet and rub it with salt, pepper, about a tablespoon of olive oil, and some sprigs of fresh thyme. (Which you should grow on your balcony/porch/front stoop.) Then bake in the oven at 475 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. This intense but brief heat really helps keep the moisture and flavor in the fish.
1/2 cup of mayonnaise
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon of spicy mustard
1/4 tablespoon chopped dill
3/4 tablespoon chopped basil
2 teaspoons juice from the caper jar
salt to taste
pepper to taste
love to taste- And yes, I am just THAT cheesy.
... but really, you should just add these ingredients in a combination that pleases you. I didn't really measure while I mixed it up.
Seventh Step: Assemble ingredients and admire them.
Eighth & Ninth Step: Toast your wheat bread and spread it with special 10-ingredient mayonnaise.
Eleventh Step: Create a bed of arugula.
Optional Step: Add tomatoes or avocados if you feel like it:
Fourteenth (or Fifteenth) Step: Add final piece bread and cut in half. Admire. Possibly admire through your camera's viewfinder like I did.
Final Step: Give your boyfriend his sandwich. Yay! Remember to eat a sandwich yourself, silly, you've worked hard!