Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon with Tropical Fruit Salsa
Over the weekend we had our nephew Ryan over for some dinner. He’s been telling me about this awesome fruit salsa with salmon he made recently and we’ve been planning to try it out one night. What I love about Ryan is that he appreciates good food…he’s a young guy in his 20s and I love that he’s learning to cook and experiment with food. This dinner we made together turned out awesome…
On one of my fun shopping trips to Costco, I picked up a package of cedar wood grilling planks. I have heard of these planks from restaurant menus but never actually used them or even tasted food cooked on them. I was excited to try them out with some wild salmon I brought home from my recent trip to Pensacola. I simply seasoned the fish with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil and put them on the planks to grill. A few minutes after the planks hit the grill, we started to smell a delicious sweet aroma. Wow, I was amazed at how good it smelled!
In order to cook with these planks, you have to soak them for at least 20 minutes first. It’s probably a good idea to drizzle a little oil on them or the fish so that there is no sticking going on. Also, make sure you put them on indirect heat…I made the mistake of placing them over a low-medium flame and had a few flare ups. Keep a spray bottle full of water handy just in case this happens…
The result…simply delicious…
We served the grilled salmon with the Tropical Fruit Salsa and some Cilantro Rice. I’ll be posting the Cilantro Rice recipe soon…you won’t believe how easy and delicious that one is!
Tropical Fruit Salsa
Recipe compliments of nephew Ryan
1/2 cup fresh diced kiwi
1/2 cup fresh diced mango
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup orange juice
Combine in bowl. Serve over grilled salmon or chicken.