I rarely write down a recipe (other than when I'm writing our healthy recipe blogs) but this one was such a success that I wanted to try to replicate it. And it was a huge kid-pleaser. The first time I didn't have a camera with me, so rather than post without a photo, I decided to see if I could replicate the magic -- and bring a few photos along as well.
A few weeks ago,
my wife and I went to a friend's house and both Henry and his friend
Cooper chowed down on this grilled salmon that I made. The adults raved
about it too. It was my first time using a cedar plank to grill on, and
it won't be my last.
Serves approx. 6 people
2 pounds salmon
1/2 cup of crushed peanuts
4 cloves of garlic
2 Tablespoons of sugar
1 small onion
1 teaspoon brown mustard
1 cedar plank
Soak the cedar plank according to directions. Usually for 20 minutes to 4 hours.
Mince garlic, sugar, 1 teaspoon salt and mustard together. Add finely minced onion and peanuts.
Cut salmon into 1-inch wide pieces and coat with olive oil and juice from one lime and sea salt. Place salmon onto cedar plank.
Coat top of salmon with the peanut mixture.
Grill cedar plank/salmon over indirect heat for 30 minutes.
I love the smokiness of the cedar. The combination of the sweetness of the sugar with the crunch of the peanuts makes for a great contrast. It got the big thumbs up from two kids and four adults the first time I made it. The second time around it was equally an adult-pleaser, but the kids this time... well, Henry decided he wasn't hungry and didn't eat anything. Oh well. As they say, the best-laid plans...