Using mayonnaise as a coating for grilled fish is a tried-and-true method that helps prevent it from sticking to the grill. It also keeps the fish's outer surface from drying out over the heat of the grill. Smaller pieces of salmon cook through quickly and act like little nuggets in this salad, but you can grill a whole fillet as well. Just adjust the cooking time for the size of the fillet.
Preheat a grill to medium high. Cut the salmon into 1 1/2- to 2-inch pieces (about 16 total). Gently toss the fish in a large bowl with 1 tablespoon mayonnaise to coat. Sprinkle with the seafood seasoning and toss to coat. Set aside.
Make the dressing: Combine the remaining 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, the lemon juice, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, 1 clove garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a mini food processor or blender and process until the garlic is blended. With the machine running, add 3 tablespoons olive oil in a slow stream to make a smooth dressing. Refrigerate until ready to use. Lightly brush the bread with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with a pinch each of salt and pepper.
Grill the salmon, turning, until lightly charred on both sides and just cooked through, 3 to 7 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish (turn the fish only when it releases easily from the grill so it doesn’t break apart). Grill the bread slices, flipping once, until marked and lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Rub the warm bread with the remaining garlic clove.
Combine all but 2 tablespoons of the dressing with the romaine and snap peas in a large bowl and toss well. Divide among shallow bowls and top with the salmon pieces and remaining dressing. Serve with the grilled baguette.
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