Saturday, July 26, 2008

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon

Serves 4

4, 6 ounce pieces salmon fillet ( hey Pang...two lls in fillet...go figure, huh? straight from the magazine that spelling is)
salt and pepper
1 seedless cucumber, sliced into half moons
1 jalapeno, seeded and sliced (or skip this because of the ecoli scare, we skipped it and it was still delish)
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbs olive oil
1 cedar grilling plank, soaked in water for a least one hour ( we needed two planks)

Heat grill to medium. Season the salmon with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, arrange on the plank.

Place the plank on the grill and cook, covered, until the salmon is opaque and flakes easily, 12 tp 15 min.

In a bowl, combine the cucumber, jalapeno, lemon juice, oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Serve with the salmon.

Its that simple folks. Although I will say a few things. 1: That cucumber side thing....really really yummy! I will be making this again to go with chicken or shrimp or just as a nice veggie side. 2: really soak the boards first and leave them soaking until just before grilling. Fill a small water bottle with water to spray the board as it dries out. We got excited and turned the grill up a little too high and took the boards out of the water too soon and now we have two less boards to use next time.

On a different subject, Jon and I (on my whim) have been watching old classics. So far we have watched Casablanca and Gone with the Wind. We just finished GWTW the other day, man is that movie long. Im ashamed to say, but neither Jon or I have seen like any of the "classics." I have a feeling Tess is going to give me a hard time for this one - do keep in mind that Uncle Glenny is not as culturally minded as Uncle Mike, and thus these staples in American film were never experienced in our household. Sad but true. So now I will see them! P.S. I had no idea that Scarlet O Hara is supposed to be such a spoiled, man-stealing, backstabbing, self-centered little twat. Great movie though.


tess said...

Glad to hear you're expanding your cinematic education. Just watched Marathon Man (Dustin Hoffman) with Jesse the other night- he hadn't seen it. Not super old, but old enough that most of our generation missed it. GREAT flick if you haven't seen it- Jesse LOVED it (definitely guy-friendly). Plus, it has a very famous scene involving a dentist... :)

What's next on your classic film quest? (If you never saw it in school, I'd recommend To Kill a Mockingbird. Gregory Peck's portrayal of Atticus Finch was voted AFI's most beloved film character of all time or something like that.) I look forward to hearing about what all you watch and your opinions on such films :)

Pang said...

weird, when i looked it up, it was one L! we have a problem here!