Why do we cook?
To consume delicious food? For the sense of accomplishment? Well sure, but if you're Forkng columnist Colin Redding there's also the importance of impressing the hell out of your date. How far will he go to do just that? You'll have to read this week's Forking to find out. Let's just say that closet will never be the same again.
If you'd like to impress a date with a cedar plank salmon recipe that doesn't involve a trip to Home Depot, give this one a try:
Cedar Spank Salmon
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- 1 fillet of Wild salmon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- cedar planks
- vegetable oil
Soak your cedar planks for 1 hour in water. Also at this time let your fish get to room temperature.
Rub plank with a few drops of vegetable oil and place on hot grill. Let cedar sit on grill for 5 minutes then add salmon to plank. Grill with lid down for 10-15 minutes or until salmon gets firm to touch, should be a just barely firm not hard to the touch at the thickest part - do not over cook. Ample smoke should be coming from the grill as the bottom of the cedar plank begins to burn, this is where all the cedar flavor comes from.
Remove from grill let sit for five minutes then serve.