Monday, February 13, 2006

Big Daddy Stu in da house

My buddy Stu was in town meeting with Amazon and came by for some salmon, beer & crumpet action. Watch him show off the technique of baby cuddling.

Dinner was the classic & easy cedar plank salmon w/t sauteed oyster mushrooms.

Ku's recipe for cedar plank salmon

Soak the plank in salted water for couple of hours (I reuse planks until they fall apart)

Rub the salmon (sockeye is my favorite, or King) with kosher salt, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, wasabi, honey, lemon, yogurt or dressing, ponzu and cracked pepper.

Take it out of the water, rub in olive oil on the side where the salmon will go and put it immediately on the grill in direct high heat for a few minutes, or until the plank starts to smoke but make sure don't let it curl or burn.

Put the salmon on the plank, skin side down, close lid, turn heat down to indirect medium, and let it cook for 15 - 20 minutes depending on the size. Serve with the entire plank & sauce on the side - easiest salmon dish you will ever make. The meat will be tender & juicy and the sides and sometime top will be caramelized. Yum!


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