This is Jody Denton's version of pan bagnat, the Provençal sandwich that's traditionally made with tuna. The flavors are best when the sandwiches are made ahead of time and allowed to sit for 20 or 30 minutes before serving. More Amazing Salmon Recipes

Jody Denton
June 2004


Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the grill. Lightly brush the salmon with oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Grill over a hot fire for about 10 minutes, or until browned on the outside and medium rare inside. Transfer the salmon to a platter, cover loosely with foil and let cool for 20 minutes. Break up the fish into large chunks.

  • In a large bowl, toss the cucumber, bell pepper, sliced celery, celery leaves, scallions and olives. Add the 1/3 cup of olive oil and the lemon juice and toss. Add the tomatoes, eggs, basil and salmon, season with salt and pepper and toss gently. Mound the salmon salad on the baguettes; let stand for 20 minutes, then cut into 6 sandwiches.

Make Ahead

The sandwiches can be wrapped and kept at room temperature for up to 2 hours.


Beer Tangy Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale pairs well with the sandwiches' Mediterranean flavors. Alternatively, try the citrusy Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.