I received a case of canned salmon for Christmas. I was looking for something a little different than tuna salad and decided to use some of the canned salmon. I adjusted a favorite tuna salad recipe to make this spicy version.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 sandwiches
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Put salmon into a bowl and use a fork to flake and mix with the liquid from the can. Mix cucumber and capers with the salmon.

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  • Stir mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, chile paste, and reserved liquid from the capers together in a bowl; add Sriracha hot sauce and adjust to taste. Pour mayonnaise mixture over the salmon mixture and stir to coat. Spoon onto toasted bread to make sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts

368 calories; protein 34.2g 68% DV; carbohydrates 31g 10% DV; fat 11.6g 18% DV; cholesterol 50mg 17% DV; sodium 995.2mg 40% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2015
Good stuff!! Definately drain the salmon and use the liquid as needed.We double the recipe and added 3 tbls of minced onion and one extra tbls of red wine vinegar left the cappers whole and added some of the brine liquid (loved the "tanginess" of the finished product. My daughters liked it and my 10 yr. old asked me to make it for her school lunch. Canned salmon can be expensive up to 5.99 for a 14.5 oz. can but at wal-mart it only costs 2.74 for the big can very inexpensive if you have this with a salad/soup for a weeknight meal:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/15/2018
Maybe use tuna instead? Just too watery and mooshy even after omitting a lot of the liquid. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2015
Good stuff!! Definately drain the salmon and use the liquid as needed.We double the recipe and added 3 tbls of minced onion and one extra tbls of red wine vinegar left the cappers whole and added some of the brine liquid (loved the "tanginess" of the finished product. My daughters liked it and my 10 yr. old asked me to make it for her school lunch. Canned salmon can be expensive up to 5.99 for a 14.5 oz. can but at wal-mart it only costs 2.74 for the big can very inexpensive if you have this with a salad/soup for a weeknight meal:) Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2015
Loved the flavor! Dicing the cucumbers would make it easier to spread. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2015
I drained the salmon reserved the juice and would do that in the future. I would suggest you do the same and add more of the liquid if needed. Even without the liquid the consistency was "very" moist but with the liquid would have been soupy. On the positive side we enjoyed the sandwich and although you do get a little kick of heat it by no means overwhelms. This was a nice break from traditional tuna salad. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2017
Very good! Great option for lunch. I used frozen salmon patty cooked in a little bit of oil on the stove. I also added chopped onions and a little bit of onion salt and celery salt. Will make a bigger batch next time to take for lunch at work. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2020
I steamed fresh salmon without seasoning and added chopped red onion, black pepper and whole capers. Since my family loves spicy food, I added a lot more sriracha sauce and chile paste. I didn't add any liquid because vinegar, mayo and hot sauce were enough to make the salmon mixture moist. My family enjoyed this sandwich and will definitely make it again soon. Thank you so much! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
07/15/2018
Maybe use tuna instead? Just too watery and mooshy even after omitting a lot of the liquid. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2018
I made it with leftover whole salmon that was grilled and added lemon pepper. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2015
This was good but as the others said drain the water from the can and reserve it to add as you go IF you like it real soupy/wet. I prefer it not as wet so I didn't even use the water from the can because I found that the mayonnaise and all other ingredients made the consistency just right. Read More