Gamer Eats – Salmon Smart Buns: Brain food for Gamers!

Smart Buns Recipe


8 grain rolls and/or Pretzel rolls
Old Bay Seasoning
Brain Pesto

Brain Pesto
one bag Trader Joes Kale chips
one bag Trader Joes dried broccolli
one garlic clove
3/4 cup walnuts
3/4 cup pistachio meats
olive oil
pinch of salt to taste

Put all ingredients into food processor and pulse a few times
Add about 1/4 cup of olive oil and pulse a few more times to mix.
drizzle more olive oil until you get a good consistency
Put in bowl for later. It’s good to let this sit for at least 30 minutes for all the flavors to mix

Cut salmon down into roughly 1/2 in thick slices
then using cookie cutter, punch out salmon medallions

Slice avocado into 1/4 inch thick slices and put on plate for assembly station

Using the same cookie cutter as a guide, cut holes in top of buns being careful not to go all the way through. Then slide the knife in sideways about 1/2 inch from the bottom of the bun and cut away the bread “plug”. Lift out plug, cut away bottom part until you are left with about a 1/2 in ch thick top.

Optional: Lightly toast in oven

Place on cookie sheet and get ready to assemble.

Put some more olive oil in a medium hot non stick skillet.
Dust salmon medallions With Old Bay and place in pan. Cook 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and place on plate for assembly station.


Place one salmon medallion in a bun. Top with avocado and a pinch of salt, then cover with pesto. Then place bun lid on top. Repeat until all buns are filled.

Serve while gaming and feel yourself getting smarter.