Thursday, April 25, 2013

Foodie Friday -- Grilled Cedar-Planked Salmon

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
Step 1.
Soak the cedar planks for one hour (minimum) in warm water. The longer the better. Note: We
used organic cedar planks.
Step 2.
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.
Step 3.
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.

Thanks to all of the great cooks who participate each week. We look at each post and
are inspired by all that you do. We invite you to add your recipes to the "Consuming Passions"
group board at Pinterest, which can be found HERE.


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**Many bloggers add their recipes on Thursday evening. From these contributions,
Bandwidth and I will select random recipes for shout-outs on Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook 

Thanks so much for visiting us today. We hope to see you again soon! Have a great, food-filled

Mlee and Bandy


  1. The cedar planked salmon looks wonderful! Thanks so much for hosting and happy FF.

  2. Thanks for hosting Michael & Bandwith and thanks for featuring my Pork Banh Mi.

  3. I am Happy to join in for Salad night at Foodie Friday!
    Thanks for hosting.
    I am not a fish eater and have never made salmon, but I am thinking about trying it! I hope we are having some kind of potato with alone doesn't do it for me! :)

  4. oh your food and pics are PURE ART! really, those pics are superb! that ain't no termite corner either ;-) looks heavenly, the cookies i have been eating all day long are feeling mighty poorly after a beaut of meal like that... so impressed with every aspect of this from recipe to photos...

  5. I LOOOVE cedar plant salmon! That looks incredibly delicious!
    Thank you for another sweet party :)

  6. Oh my - grilled salmon is my favorite. Stunning photos!! Happy FF

  7. That salmon looks divine. Thanks for the link-up.

  8. We love cedar plank salmon and your marinade with the sesame oil & ginger sounds delicious! Thanks for hosting!

  9. I love Salmon! and I think I'm loving it even more when presented to us in such a lovely fashion! Thanks for hosting the party Michael and Bandwidth! Have a great weekend

  10. Thanks so much for hosting. I love your new header! So, cheery! Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. That salmon looks wonderful, haven't had fresh salmon in ages. Need to make this. Thanks for hosting. xo

  12. Thanks for hosting--I love browsing all of the delcious recipes linked, and looking at your lovely photos!

  13. Thanks so much for hosting! That salmon looks soooo good!

    Jen @

  14. Thanks for hosting. The salmon looks delicious! Have a great weekend!

  15. Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you're having a great week!

  16. Thanks for hosting this "delish"-looking party! I believe it is my first time linking up here. I hope it is okay that while my post doesn't contain recipes, it does demonstrate what I hope is an inspiration for those contemplating a "mini-tasting party" and how to go about it.


  17. Not much of a griller so I've never heard of cedar planks...but they sound marvelous! Thanks for sharing that tip!

  18. Thank you for hosting the Foodie Friday virtual cookbook. I find recipes here each week to try!

  19. Every feature looks sooo good. The fish looks amazing. :)
    xoxo bj

  20. Thanks so much for the party! Your salmon looks delicious, I love fresh salmon.

    Today I've linked up my Best Moist and fluffy white cupcake recipe (and it really is!)

    I wish you a beautiful weekend!

    Melissa @ The Alchemist

  21. Your photos are so beautiful!

    I shared my recipe for Green Bean Salad with Bacon and Pineapple. I love making green bean salads because they can go so many different flavor directions.

    Thanks for hosting!

  22. Thank you for hosting. I made your worcestershire sauce and it is so great. I used it in several dishes this week, and it really gives a dish that something,something that I am always striving for.

  23. Looks delicious! Thanks, Michael Lee. Now I know what we are having for dinner Friday night. '-)

  24. Lovely! I have salmon in the freezer and a plank in the cupboard...this was a timely post for me!!

  25. The salmon looks tasty and very healthy Michael! Happy Weekend:@)

  26. I did some cedar smoking last year, and it was amazing!

  27. Cedar plank salmon is one of our favorite ways to eat salmon! Hmmm, maybe this will be dinner tonight. Thank you for another wonderful party.

  28. Your planked salmon is so pretty and the presentation is fabulous. I bet it did have a lot of flavor cooked over a hot charcoal fire.

    Thanks you both for hosting each week and I hope you have a lovely weekend. Today I've linked an asparagus salad, gussied up with roasted red peppers, kalamata olives and red onions, served over baby arugula with a balsamic vinaigrette.

  29. WONDERFUL! We love salmon, here at StoneGable! This is a keeper recipe. Nothing imparts that great smokey flavor like cedar planks. Gorgeous images, Michael Lee! Thanks for hosting. I brought the asparagus to go along with the salmon!!!

  30. Without question, grilling on a cedar plank is one of my most favorite ways to prepare salmon. Makes my mouth water thinking about it.

  31. I have yet to try cedar planks but my you make the technique look awfully intriguing. Thanks for the party my dear.

  32. Happy Friday! I'm probably the only person on the planet who doesn't eat salmon but this is tempting me!

  33. Yum! This looks amazing - I need to share this with Dearest - grilling time!
    I do appreciate you two hosting,

  34. Wow, that salmon looks awesome. Love the sound of the marinade.

  35. Thanks so much for hosting. I love salmon and your salmon looks delicious!

  36. The salmon is lovely! Thanks for another great party- happy weekend! :)

    Love, Joy

  37. Gosh that salmon looks good Michael Lee. I could really go for some. Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting.

    Anne xx

  38. A couple of weeks ago, you mentioned a salad theme for this week, so I am contributing my crab and asparagus salad. Love your salmon recipe too! I'm now following you on Twitter.

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  40. Michael, Your salmon recipe looks amazing!
    Thanks for hosting.
    My best,

  41. Time to get the Grill Ready~ Your salmon looks delicious~ I love using a cedar plank for salmon~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  42. My husband is the salmon cooker in our house, so I forwarded this post to him. It looks so delicious I can almost smell it cooking.

  43. Bandy's salmon looks awesome, Michael! I love this meal!



  44. Oh wow thanks for featuring my Endive Salad!! So honored! And your photos make me want to try that salmon.. I usually think I don't like salmon but man does that look amazing!!!!

  45. That looks mouthwatering! I've always wanted to try recipes like these, but am a little wary because they always involve charcoal grills and I use gas. So I have to ask – any tips on how to cook this on a gas grill? Thanks!

  46. We made this for about the seventh time and love it!!



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