BBQ Coho Salmon Sandwich

April 28, 2016 2 Comments

BBQ Coho Salmon

BBQ Coho salmon sandwich recipe

You hear the word "sandwich" and it's not likely you immediately think of a bbq salmon sandwich, however you should! Because salmon is such a versatile seafood, you can cook it with just about any type of sauce, herbs, or flavorings and end up with an incredibly mouth-watering masterpiece. A salmon fillet sandwich doesn't have to be extravagant or difficult to prepare to be delicious either.
BBQ Coho Salmon
Learning how to make one is easy! Take, for example, the grilled salmon sandwich recipe on this page. A grilled salmon sandwich can be put together quickly and often with ingredients you already have in your house. One of our favorite salmon sandwich recipes has an interesting twist. The unexpected addition of BBQ sauce lends a tangy zing of flavor to the naturally rich, buttery salmon flavor. Add our fresh buttermilk slaw, and this casual sandwich goes from delicious to divine!

Be prepared

This recipe may look a bit daunting at first, but it's actually quite simple. While we give the recipes for sauces here, you can also replace those with store bought if you choose. It's always best to read through a recipe first and gather your ingredients before you begin your meal preparation. This is to be certain you have everything you need, and to give you time to make substitutions if necessary, without worrying about burning your meal or skipping a step. That said, we've made sure each of our recipes is easy to follow and simple to cook, giving beginner and advanced cooks alike a great place to find new recipes.

BBQ Coho Salmon


Seasoned Alaska Salmon:

  • 4 lbs. Alaska Salmon fillets, 4 to 5 oz. ea.
  • 6 oz. vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly ground black pepper 
Enchilada BBQ Sauce:
  • 12 oz. enchilada sauce, prepared
  • 10 oz. ketchup
  • 2 oz. cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce,
  • puréed, prepared
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
 Buttermilk Slaw Dressing:
  • 6 oz. buttermilk
  • 4 ½ mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ Sour cream
  • 1 tsp. cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • ½ onion powder
  • ½ dry mustard
  • ½ black pepper, fine
Buttermilk Slaw:
  • 8 oz. Napa cabbage
  • 4 oz. carrot, julienne
  • 4 oz. red bell pepper, julienne
  • 4 oz. celery, sliced thin on bias
  • 3 oz. onion, red, sliced thin
  • 1 oz. cilantro sprigs, fresh
  • 12 oz. buttermilk Slaw Dressing
  • 1 ea. Alaska Salmon fillet, 4 to 5 oz.
  • 2 oz. Enchilada BBQ Sauce
  • 1 ea. hamburger bun
  • 3 oz. buttermilk Slaw
  • Cilantro sprigs, fresh, for garnish

BBQ Coho Salmon

Directions Seasoned Alaska Salmon: Brush both sides of each fillet with 1 Tbsp. oil. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange fillets on a sheet pan or hotel pan. Refrigerate.
Enchilada BBQ Sauce: Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend for 30 seconds, or until well combined. Pour sauce into squeeze bottles and refrigerate. Yield: approx. 24 oz.  
Buttermilk Slaw Dressing: Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend for 60 seconds, or until combined and frothy. Pour dressing into squeeze bottles and refrigerate. Yield: approx. 12 oz.
Buttermilk Slaw: Combine all ingredients except the dressing in a large bowl. Toss to combine. Store slaw in a container with a tight fitting lid and refrigerate. To dress Slaw: In a small stainless steel bowl, combine 2 oz. slaw with 1 oz. Buttermilk Dressing. Toss to combine. Yield: approx. 36 oz.  
Assembly: Brush top of salmon fillet with 1 oz. of BBQ sauce. Place salmon sauce-side down on a hot grill. Brush bottom side of fillet with remaining sauce. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes, depending on grill temperature. Turn salmon over and grill for 3 to 4 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 145°F. Open bun and toast on the griddle or under the broiler. Assemble each sandwich in this order: Arrange Buttermilk Slaw on toasted bun bottom. Place grilled salmon fillet on top of slaw. Garnish with cilantro sprigs. Lean bun crown against salmon.
BBQ Coho Salmon

Final words

This recipe will serve 4 – 6 people, depending on the size of each sandwich. We suggest serving with a citrus salad or other fresh side to offset the sweet BBQ sauce. If you're looking for a great place to buy salmon online, look no further than Global Seafoods. We're a trusted name in the seafood business! With our unbeatable money-back guarantee, you can't go wrong with us. Check out our customer reviews and see for yourself that we stand behind every purchase. Ready to try this and other great seafood recipes? Browse our other offerings and expand your culinary horizons!

2 Responses


December 20, 2018

BBQ fish sandwich, I thought you are cresy till I tried BBQ Salmon silver


December 16, 2018

My favorite salmon sandwich, but I use king salmon or chinook. Do not use farm fish, no taste at all. All flavor in wild alaskan only

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