Friday, May 5, 2017

Sesame Miso Glazed Salmon with Honey Yogurt Slaw on a Poppyseed Hot Dog Bun

     Modern Fusion Street Food!
     Modern fusion style sandwiches that are served on hot dog bun were first introduced during the street food trend that took full shape during the Great Recession of 2007.  Thousands of fine dining and upscale casual restaurants failed when the economy flopped, because they failed to adapt to the needs of the dining public.  Innovative chefs actually profited on the tough economic times, just by introducing exciting new cuisine styles that presented value.  Gourmet street food was one of the more successful food trends during the great recession, because the food was entertaining and it presented good dining value.
      Hot Dogs have always been a cheap street food item and part of the reason is the size of a standard Hot Dog.  A Standard Hot Dog on a bun can be eaten with just a few bites and consumers tend to order more than one to make a meal out of this item.  The standard Hot Dog Bun is relatively small too, so it dictates a small portion size for whatever is placed on it.  Even if a gourmet item other than a Hot Dog is placed on the Hot Dog Bun, the small size of the portion will keep the price low, so a Hot Dog Bun Snack Sandwich is appealing during tough economic times.  Members of the dining public that crave gourmet food items or exotic flavors, but are strapped for cash, can find satisfaction when consuming a small Hot Dog Bun Snack Sandwich and the chances are that they may even order more than one.
     The success of gourmet street food has set new standards in bars and pubs that offer food.  Offering a limited menu of the same old worn out manufactured Cheese Sticks, Chicken Fingers, Wings and Burgers no longer is en vogue.  In order to remain competitive, a few gourmet street food items or odd regional street food classics have to be offered on the menu.  If a chef in a pub has talent, then the creative street food items will catch on and customer flow numbers will rise.
     Currently, modern consumers seek innovative street food creations and it shows in television ratings.  The cuisine that draws the most viewers on food topic channels is gourmet street food of any kind.  Street food interests viewers that are thoroughly tired of being forced to only consider healthy cuisine trends as the only alternative when dining out, even though many modern street food creations actually are healthy to eat.
     Today's Sesame Miso Glazed Salmon with Honey Yogurt Slaw on a Poppyseed Hot Dog Bun recipe is a good example of decadent modern street food that is quite healthy.  The flavor is not too exotic for modern bar and pub patrons to fathom, so this makes this sandwich a winner from the start.  Since this gourmet Salmon Filet Hot Dog Bun Snack Sandwich is small, it even leaves room for a chef to break out the good old "2 for 1" special offer, which always is a winner with bar patrons that seek value when they munch.  

     Napa Cabbage Honey Yogurt Slaw: 
     This recipe yields about 1 1/2 cups.  (Enough for 5 or 6 garnish portions.)
     Step 1:  Place 2 cups of very thin sliced Napa Cabbage in a mixing bowl.
     Add 1/5 cup of very thin sliced green bell pepper strips.
     Add about 1/6 cup of thin julienne sliced carrot for color.
     Toss the ingredients together.
     Step 2:  Place 1/3 cup of Goat Milk Yogurt (Greek Style Yogurt) in a small mixing bowl.
     Add 1/2 tablespoon of honey.
     Add 1/2 teaspoon of Rice Vinegar.
     Add sea salt and white pepper.
     Add 2 pinches of Black Sesame Seed.
     Whisk till blended.
     Step 3:  Add the Honey Yogurt Dressing to the cabbage mixture.
     Toss the ingredients together.
     Step 4:  Place the Napa Cabbage Honey Yogurt Slaw in a container.
     Chill in a refrigerator for 1 hour, so the flavors meld and the cabbage wilts.
     Step 5:  Toss the ingredients together before serving and drain off any excess liquid.

     Toasted Sesame Seeds: 
     This recipe yields 2 tablespoons.  (Enough to garnish several snack sandwiches.)
     Heat a dry small sauté pan over medium/medium low heat.
     Add 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds.
     Toss the sesame seeds gently in the hot pan till they are lightly toasted.
     Place the toasted sesame seeds in a container and set them aside.

     Sesame Miso Glaze:
     This recipe yields about 2/3 cup.  (Enough for about 5 or 6 small portions of salmon.)
     Step 1:  Place 1/4 cup of Red Miso Paste in a mixing bowl.
     Add 2 tablespoons of dry rice wine (Sake).
     Add 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar.
     Add 1 tablespoon of pure sesame oil.
     Add 2 teaspoons of lime juice.
     Add 2 teaspoons of ginger paste.
     Add 1 or 2 pinches of white pepper.  (to taste)
     Stir the ingredients till they are combined.
     Step 2:  *Check the consistency.  The glaze should be thick enough to easily coat a spoon, but not as thick as peanut butter.  If it is too thick, then add a little bit of warm water while stirring.
     Step 3:  Place the Sesame Miso Glaze in a container.
     Set the container aside for 20 minutes, so the flavors meld.

     Sesame Miso Glazed Salmon with Honey Yogurt Slaw on a Poppyseed Hot Dog Bun:
     This recipe yields 1 sandwich.
     Step 1:  Cut a 3 1/2 ounce salmon filet portion.  (Remove the skin.)
     Cut the salmon filet in half lengthwise.
     Step 2:  Heat a non-stick small sauté pan over medium heat.
     Add 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
     Add the 2 salmon filet pieces.
     Lightly sear the salmon on both sides till it is about halfway done.
     Step 3:  Remove the pan from the heat.
     Use a spoon to pour and spread a thin layer of the miso glaze over the seared salmon.  (About 2 to 3 tablespoons.)
     Step 4:  Place the sauté pan in a 350ºF oven.
     Bake till the salmon is fully cooked.
     *Warm 1 Poppyseed Hot Dog Bun for about 30 seconds in the oven too!
     Remove the pan from the oven.
     Step 5:  Place the warm Poppy Seed Hot Dog Bun on a plate.
     Spread about 1/4 cup of the Honey Yogurt Slaw on the hot dog bun.
     Step 6:  Use a spatula to place the 2 Sesame Miso Glazed Salmon pieces on the slaw, so the miso glazed side is facing upward.
     Sprinkle 2 pinches of Toasted Sesame Seeds over the glazed salmon.
     Garnish the plate with parsley sprigs, sliced pickled ginger and a pickle of your choice.

     This is a very likable fusion style hot dog snack sandwich!

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