Welcome to Foodie Friday.
It was a perfect afternoon for grilling. Bandy went to the market for fresh salmon, and I stayed
home to work on the marinade. I'd been looking forward to grilling ever since a darling baker had
told me about her marvelous experience with cedar planks. After much discussion, Bandy soaked the planks and began to grill.
Grilled Cedar-Planked Salmon
Difficulty = Medium
Soak the cedar planks for one hour (minimum) in warm water. The longer the better. Note: We
used organic cedar planks.
Make the marinade.
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 tablespoon ginger, grated or paste
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Mix ingredients and pour into a large Ziploc bag. Add salmon. Place bag
in the refrigerator and marinate for at least 1 hour.
Remove cedar planks from water. Brush tops of planks with vegetable oil--or spray tops
with Pam spray.
Heat grill. When coals are medium-high, place the soaked planks on the grill rack. Wait
about 3 minutes, then place salmon on the planks. Lower the cover on the grill and let
salmon cook 20 to 25 minutes, checking occasionally. When salmon is done (it will be flaky),
remove planks to a serving platter (Bandwidth lifted the grill rack and placed it on a large cookie sheet). Garnish salmon with fresh herbs and lemon slices.
I only had time to take a few photos before Dr. Will grabbed a plate. I wasn't prepared for the fresh, slightly sweet, faintly smoky taste. I've never been a salmon enthusiast, but after tonight, I'm
a convert. You've just got to try this!
Hours later, we are still talking about this supper.
This week, Bandwidth was in charge of the "Picks of the Week." (We would like to ask pretty please to "pin" the "Picks" and FF contributions from the source blogs, not from Foodie Friday. Thanks!)
Bandy loved the BBQ Pork and Sugar Snap Banhmi at Food Done Light. He thought it was "a fresh idea and was presented well."
Visit Food Done Light for the recipe.
He liked the A Kitchen Hoor's delightful Limey Mojito Cupcakes because they combine his two faves, mojitos and cupcakes. "And they look tasty," he added.
Visit A Kitchen Hoor for the recipe.
Bandy also liked Steak 'n Potatoes Kinda Gurl's Endive, Avocado, and Bacon Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing because it's a "light meal that looks filling." "It's perfect for my parents," Bandy added, "because they are always dieting and never losing weight. This salad will satisfy and stop the midnight Reeses Peanut Butter cup attacks."
Visit A Steak 'n Potatoes Kinda Gurl for the recipe.
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Thanks so much for visiting us today. We hope to see you again soon! Have a great, food-filled
Mlee and Bandy