Thursday, July 26, 2012

BBQ Salmon...

Do you love salmon as much as I do? I didn't used to be a big salmon lover but it's something that's grown on me over the last year. I try and make fish, usually salmon, once a week. It's light, easy and goes with almost any vegetable.
I came across this recipe on the Food Network site. It sounds delicious and something I must try ASAP!

In total this will take you about 20 minutes of prep time... easy peasy!


  • 1 Untreated cedar plank
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 small onion
  • 16 stalks asparagus
  • 2 large mushrooms
  • Cooking spray (Pam)
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb Seasoning
  • 2 pounds (900 g) salmon filets, boneless skinless
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt (try kosher)
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs.Dash Original Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 cup grainy Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • bottle Squirt bottle of water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 loaf foccacia bread



  1. Take out equipment and ingredients.
  2. The night before: Soak your plank in water until you are ready to cook with it.
  3. When you get home for dinner: Preheat BBQ to med (approx 350ยบ F).
  4. Cut pepper and onion into large chunks, heaping into center of veggie basket as you cut.
  5. Snap off bottom node of each asparagus stalk and discard.
  6. Break remaining asparagus stalks into 2 or 3 pieces and quarter mushrooms. Place all in basket.
  7. Spray veggies with cooking spray, sprinkle with spice and place on lower rack of BBQ.
  8. Rinse the salmon thoroughly under water, then pat dry with a paper towel. On one side only, smear salmon with the salt, spices and mustard then sprinkle on the brown sugar.
  9. Place the presoaked plank on the grill. Close the lid for a few minutes but keep checking until you see smoke.
  10. Turn the plank over and place the salmon, rub side up, on top of the plank.
  11. Move the veggies to the top rack or on one side of the BBQ with reduced heat. Toss often.
  12. The salmon will be ready when it flakes off easily with a fork (approx 10-15 minutes).
  13. Squirt the edges of the board if they catch on fire. You will have to keep lifting the lid to check.
  14. Drizzle olive oil and vinegar in a small bowl for dipping.
  15. Toss foccacia bread on top rack of BBQ for just a minute while serving up the plates.

What do you think, something you'd try? Are you a salmon lover too?

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I'm from the west coast originally, and BBQ salmon is my abolute favorite!