Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cedar grilled salmon topped with fruit salsa




My wonderful mother in law ( I know she doesn't read this blog, so technically I'm not sucking up!) makes this and it is one of  my favorite meals at her home. Now that is saying a lot, because she can cook. Plus  I DO NOT EAT SALMON! I know call me boring, but it's not my favorite. Oh but this cedar grilled salmon is to die for!

So let's start at the beginning shall we

Soak cedar boards in water (1 hour at least.) These can be picked up at Costco or in some BBQ sections. They are not reusable, but they add such flavor they are so worth it.
Once planks are soaked cut all skin off salmon fillets and cut into serving sized portions. Try to keep the pieces close to the same size, this really helps with even cooking of all fillets. Then put on plank boards that are no longer in water.


Next sprinkle salmon with salmon/fish seasoning (spice isle, can't find it use lemon pepper.) 


Now brush with Yoshida's oriental gourmet sauce.

Preheat grill on medium high heat.
Dice cantaloupe, strawberries, fresh pineapple, and kiwi. Add 2 tbs, Tang Orange powder and mix.


Looks yummy! MMM

Now grill salmon on medium low heat for 20-25 minutes. Depending on serving size smaller thinner pieces will cook quickly.

Now bringing it all together.

First layer steamed rice (rice cooker?)
Second layer delicious salmon cooked to perfection
Third layer your beautiful fruit salsa!

Enjoy, I know I do KCL

12 comments:

Megan B said...

Your mother in law brought this to a relief society dinner. It was so delicious I got her recipe and have made it several times since. Anyone I feed it to LOVES it. Even non-fish eaters! I've added mango, honeydew, and blueberries to the salsa when they are in season. DELICIOUS!!!!!

Melissa said...

Fish is not also one of my favorite but seeing it looks like meat to me. It's very inviting. I think I will forget that I don't eat fish at all.

Megan said...

Interesting name, i really like your recipe and tried to make it.

Victoria said...

Easy to make, and got rave reviews! I didn't use a cedar plank but put it right on the grill - it turned out just fine.

Diane said...

This was pretty unusual. I served it as a dip, but I think it would be better as a topping for grilled pork or fish.

Lynn said...

This very interesting to cook and good thing they really share the recipes and idea on cooking this dish.

Kayla said...

Well, I've added mango, honeydew, and blueberries to the salsa when they are in season. DELICIOUS, looking forward.

Katie said...

This is really interesting food..I like it. I can't recognize the fish until you let me know its fish. Looks yum with the salsa fruits..Very healthy food!Thanks

jillian said...

thats nice food very presented well thanks for sharing i think its so delicious.

jean said...

This was perfect, I needed something a little different to bring to an outdoor party...and we never know if the weather will be hot or cool, at this time of year it could go either way. This was very tasty, light and refreshing. Anyways, thanks for the share.

Christy said...

I just say that It was so delicious I got her recipe and have made it several times since. Anyone I feed it to LOVES it. Even non-fish eaters, thanx for the post.

Brittany said...

This was good but next time I will have to cut down on the salt. I only used half the amount when I cooked it and it was still very salty.