Andfjord Salmon Club Sandwich from 69 degrees north

Here, chef and food influencer Finn-Erik Rognan shares a recipe that is one of his personal favourites. He makes a classic club sandwich, inspired by his many trips abroad, but with a Norwegian twist where he swaps the chicken for a delicious piece of back loin of fresh Andfjord Salmon.

"I travel a lot and am always very happy if the hotel at which I am staying offers a club sandwich on its room service menu. This was the case when I was last in Tromsø. There I ate the classic sandwich in my room in the evening, while looking out into the cold night. I then imagined what it would be like to use Andfjord Salmon in this iconic dish. I was right about that," says Rognan with a smile. 

For his arctic sandwich, Rognan uses brioche burger buns. He refers to the sweet, shiny bread as an indulgence, but a very good one, which he warms lightly in the pan with a little butter. He sears the salmon quickly in a hot pan with olive oil. 

Club Sandwich with Andfjord Salmon

"It's easy to accidentally cook the salmon for too long, and then there is a great risk that it will become dry. It's a shame with such a great piece of salmon like this. Turn it after just a few seconds on each side in the pan and it's ready," Rognan explains. 

As an accompaniment, Rognan uses chopped red onion, a few leaves of fresh pak choi, remoulade, and crispy fried bacon. He insists that a good club must have a certain height. 

"Put plenty of remoulade on the bread and put a couple of leaves of crispy lettuce on top. I prefer pak choi for the crispness, but any type of salad works. Then I put on the beautiful, shiny piece of salmon before finishing with crispy bacon. Feel free to serve with french fries. It doesn't get any better than this," says a clearly satisfied Rognan. 

Ingredients & servings

  • Andfjord Salmon loin 150 g
  • Sliced Brioche bread (halves) 2 pcs
  • Dairy butter 1 tbsp
  • Slices of bacon 3 pcs
  • Red onion 0.25 pcs
  • Leaves of pak choi or other lettuce 3 pcs
  • Remoulade  1

Andfjord Salmon is a Norwegian company established in 2014. The company is listed at Oslo Stock Exchange (ANDF), and located at Kvalnes on the northernmost island of Andøya in Vesteraalen, Norway.