The Best Salmon Ever!
The other day my co-worker / pseudo trainer was telling me about the most amazing salmon he made for dinner. I love salmon so my ears perked up the moment he started telling me how he cooked it.
All I heard was cedar plank, no oil, and little clean up.
I was sold.
I needed to make cedar salmon or my life couldn’t go on.
Damon was nice enough to bring me a cedar plank to try it out.
In the morning, before I left for work, I filled up my sink with water and started soaking the cedar [<- soak for a minimum of 3 hours]. The cedar wants to float so I put a wine bottle on top to keep it down.
When I got home all I had to do was turn on the grill, season the salmon with a little lemon pepper and put it on grill for about 10-15 minutes. While the salmon was cooking I made a mixed green salad to go with it.
Salmon has a ton of health benefits:
♦ Can increase brain memory
♦ Improve eye health – can help with improving vision and avoid age related macular degeneration
♦ High in vitamin D – shown to lower the risk of several types of cancer including breast, prostate and colorectal
♦ Great for skin and hair – the omega 3’s lock moisture into skin cells and help produce more collagen and elastin fibers which contributes to younger looking skin
Using the cedar plank to grill the salmon is a total game changer. Seriously it is the best salmon I have ever cooked and quite possibly the best salmon I have ever had. The cedar brings out a slightly smokey flavor to the salmon without being too powerful.
I have gone online to purchase cedar planks and I can’t wait to start grilling with them more often.
Summer time means backyard BBQs and this is the perfect dish to make. The clean up couldn’t be easier, all you have to do is throw away the wood plank, there I no mess in the kitchen [<- because who wants to be cleaning their kitchen when people are over?].
Get ready to wow your guests with this awesome recipe!
1 pound wild salmon
1 cedar wood plank (found here)
Black pepper (I used this lemon/ black pepper mix)
Soak wood plank for minimum of 3 hours (<- this is VERY important, I soaked mine all day while I was at work). Season your salmon with pepper and place right on top of wood plank – do not add any oil. Grill for 10-15 minutes, watch the color of the salmon it will slowly start to get darker. Remove from grill and the salmon should slide right off the plank. Serve with some fresh lemons and enjoy!
Shared on: Tasty Tuesday, Tuesday’s Table, Simple Tuesday Supper– check out these links for other great recipes or fitness tips.