Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Planked Salmon Fillets
Serves 4-6, depending on portion size and hunger level
Soak the cedar planks in water, wine, beer, or fruit juice for at least 1 hour.
Pre-heat grill on high for 10 minutes. Lay your fish, skin side down, on the plank and season to taste. Place planks on the grill. Keep a squirt bottle ready--these planks can burn! (Note the area on the lower plank.)
The fish will be done in the usual amount of time (these took about 12 minutes.)
I like my fish served with a good beer. Stella Artois is a nice Belgian Pale Ale, which tastes much better in cans than bottles. (They use green bottles, which will almost always result in a skunky aroma and flavor. "Skunking" is cause by sunlight interacting with hop oils. Cans perfectly protect against that because no light hits the beer.)