Delicious and easy cedar plank salmon on the grill. Great for summer cookouts.
Two weeks ago, hubby and I headed to the great northwest to Seattle for his Navy reunion. This reunion takes place every two years and has taken place in Arkansas, Colorado and other locations across the US. This group of guys and gals served together in the 1980’s in Rota Spain. They call themselves the “RBO’s” which stands for Rota Burn-Outs. It’s a fun group to hang out with during the reunions and this time was no exception. Check out this fresh fresh fresh Copper River Salmon we made one night. It was amazing.
If you have not toured the Seattle area, you should. It’s so beautiful and green. Living in Utah, we have lots of brown hills and valleys this time of year so the lush green was a welcome sight. We did quite a bit there. We were fortunate enough to tour an oyster farm there. The process was very interesting and even more interesting is you can pluck a fresh oyster right there in Dabob Bay and eat them. I kid you not. I’m not an oyster fan at all but hubby dug right in.
We ventured to Pikes Place Market to check out the goods and the famous flying fish show from Pikes Place Fish. That’s where we got the salmon for this recipe. In fact, the video below shows our two copper river salmon flying toward the butcher. Pretty cool.
Pikes Place Fish will fillet it for you which is awesome. They’ll also ship all over the US too so if you’re visiting from out of state, you can have it shipped home. We bought two salmon and had them fileted for our big fiesta the next evening. Since we had four filets, we made salmon four different ways. Salmon is not only delicious, but it’s very versatile to fix. Our four methods were roasted garlic ginger, rosemary, garlic butter and citrus.
The citrus cedar plank salmon was a super simple recipe. Since Pikes Place Market was kind enough to filet it for us, all I did was lay it on the cedar plank (that soaked overnight), skin side down with a couple of orange slices between the skin and the plank. Then, rub about 2 Tablespoons Blood Orange Olive Oil over the flesh side, cover with thinly sliced oranges then top with a generous amount of lemon pepper. That’s it. Easy Peasy.
Then place the plank on the grill, uncovered, and cook over medium-high heat for 20-30 minutes depending on how thick your filet is. It was incredible. Delicate flavors without overpowering the fish.
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