MAKES 16 rolls (4 per serving)
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 10 minutes
These rolls are one of my favorite things to eat when I’m in a rush, starving, and don’t want to have a second fatty coffee of the day. Because I always have a bottle of sugar-free barbecue sauce in the pantry (or, better yet, a batch of my homemade barbecue sauce in the freezer), cooked bacon in the fridge, and smoked salmon kicking about, I’m guaranteed to eat this meal at least twice a week. No flavor of smoked salmon is off-limits for this quick dish. Once I made it using salmon that’d been brined in vanilla and then smoked. What a flavor! It’s my favorite so far.
If you don’t want to use the dipping sauce in this recipe, try serving the rolls with Creamy Italian Dressing (here) or Green Speckled Dressing (here).
8 strips bacon (about 8 oz/225 g)
8 ounces (225 g) smoked salmon, cut into 16 squares
½ cup (105 g) mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sugar-free barbecue sauce
- Cook the bacon in a large frying pan over medium heat until much of the fat is rendered and the bacon is lightly browned but not crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. (You want the bacon to remain pliable so that you can bend it.)
- Cut the cooked bacon in half lengthwise to create 16 narrow strips. Place a square of salmon on one end of a bacon strip. Roll the salmon in the bacon, secure with a toothpick, and place on a clean plate. Repeat with the remaining bacon and salmon, making a total of 16 rolls.
- Make the dipping sauce: Place the mayonnaise and barbecue sauce in a small bowl and stir to combine. Serve alongside the salmon rolls.
STORE IT: Keep the rolls and dipping sauce in separate airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
make it AIP/LOW-FODMAP/NIGHTSHADE-FREE:
Omit the dipping sauce.
make it EGG-FREE:
Use egg-free mayonnaise (see recipe on here).
MAKE IT AT HOME
Replace store-bought mayonnaise and/or barbecue sauce with my homemade version(s).
Per serving, made with homemade mayonnaise and Quick ’n’ Easy Barbecue Sauce:
calories: 324 | calories from fat: 257 | total fat: 28.5 g | saturated fat: 6.5 g | cholesterol: 33 mg
sodium: 1492 mg | carbs: 3.2 g | dietary fiber: 0.6 g | net carbs: 2.6 g | sugars: 1.7 g | protein: 13.9 g
FAT : 79%
CARBS : 4%
PROTEIN : 17%