Wednesday, April 04, 2007

What's cooking Wednesday

Although the weather in Ottawa is less than stellar, for today's What's cooking Wednesday, I decided to do Cedar Planked Salmon on the barbecue. It's just yummy and I wanted it so I stood in the cold and rain and got it together. Truthfully, there is no hovering over the barbecue which is one of the reasons I like this so much.

Cedar Planked Salmon with Soy-Maple Syrup Glaze

Soak plank overnight in water or for at least one hour. (I find about four hours is great.) Meanwhile prepare glaze.

Combine 1 cup of (real) maple syrup, 3 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp freshly grated ginger, 1 tbsp lemon juice, salt and pepper in a saucepan. Bring to boil and simmer until reduced to about 1 cup (approximately 30 minutes). Set aside to cool.

Preheat grill. Let temperature come up to above 500 degrees. Pour about half of sauce over salmon. Put plank on until it starts to crackle, about 5 minutes. Chop some green onions (green part only) into two to 3 inch pieces. Place green onions on plank and put salmon pieces on top of them. Close BBQ lid and reduce heat to medium low. Grill until the salmon flakes nicely.

Remove from grill. You'll probably want to use large tongs and remove the whole board onto a cookie sheet and then remove the salmon pieces. Put salmon on a platter and pour on remaining sauce. Yum, yum good.

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