One thing this Caribbean girl likes is seafood and salmon is one of my favorite fish. So when we got in the mail our shipment of Holland House vinegars and cooking wines as we are part of their blogger program. The first one that caught my attention was the Sake… it was curiosity at first sight! That’s how this cedar plank sake salmon was born!
Since hubby has been wanting to try grilling with a cedar plank and keep in mind we grill every day we can, no matter if he even has to wear his heavy coat and gloves. Once that was decided (yes it was a big deal for him!) I knew that marinating the salmon was best. With the Holland House Sake Cooking Wine preparing the marinade was a breeze.
Now, if you don’t have an outdoor grill, you can skip the plank step and grill the fish. It would take about 3-5 minutes per side.
We loved that Asian take-out taste that the sake provided as well as the feeling of having a restaurant quality meal at home without spending a fortune! Of course, this was the perfect gluten free meal to convince the hubby that we should switch.
How to prepare Cedar Plank Sake Salmon:
- 1 cedar plank
- 1 orange
- 1 lemon
- ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- ½ cup sake
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 4 5-ounce wild salmon fillets, or steaks, ¾-1 inch thick, skin on
- Soak the cedar plank in water for at least 2 hours.
- Cut the orange in half. Cut one half in slices and reserve other half for marinade.
- Cut the lemon in half. Cut one half in slices and reserve other half for marinade.
- In a bowl, combine the juice of the half orange and half lemon, soy sauce, sake and honey. Mix well.
- In a freezer bag, add the salmon fillets and marinade. Leave to marinate for about 2 hours in the fridge.
- Preheat grill to medium-high.
- Remove the salmon from the marinade, place it skin-side down on the cedar plank and add half slices of lemon and orange on top.
- Place the soaked plank over direct heat on the grill and heat for 2 minutes.
- Move the plank so it’s over indirect heat (away from the coals or flames.)
- Close the lid and cook until the fish is just cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes.
- You can serve the salmon on the cedar plank if desired.
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