Today was a beautiful fall day so Carla and I thought we ought to try cooking some fish on the grill. A few cedar shakes blew off the roof so it was the perfect time to try cedar plank salmon. I had grocery shopping duty this week and got to go into the new New Season’s market. The fish there is fantastic and I got a nice fillet. There were some planks there and they looked a little bigger than the shakes that blew down so I thought I’d splurge.
We soaked the plank for about an hour; I think 2 hours is more the norm. The shakes from the roof were plenty wet, I could have saved time if I used them. We rubbed the fillets with EVOO, salt, and pepper.
|Had to cut up the fillet to get it to fit on the plank|
On the the Mak at 400* It would cook 20 minutes before I checked again.
|On the grill at 400 for 20 minutes|
|Monitoring the temperature of the grill from inside.|
After 20 minutes the little piece was ready but the 2 big hunks needed about 5 more minutes to get to 125
Dinner is served. Our DIL-to be introduced us to chutney as an accompaniment for salmon. We had mango chutney tonight.
|Notice the chutney. We learned this from Henriët|
Great dinner; easy and delicious. This will go on the regular rotation.