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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cedar Planked Salmon with Mango Salsa

This is one of my all time favorite recipes.  The cedar adds a touch of smoke flavor to the salmon fillets and it is so very easy to prepare. This is also very healthy and low calorie (I am still trying to get rid of the extra padding around my middle from the holidays).  I always serve it with Mango Salsa which I love.

 You can buy these cedar planks at your local grocery (if that doesn't work for you try Bed Bath and Beyond or any kitchen speciality store)  This particular brand comes in a two pack.
You will need to soak your plank completely submerged in water for a hour or more. (place a heavy object  on it to keep it from floating)

I usually use a teriyaki seasoning for the fillets (I have made teriyaki sauce in the past but I like to keep it simple these days so store bought is excellent).  I live in the southwest so I do envy those of you that are able to buy "fresh" salmon but for now I love these little portions.

Cedar Planked Salmon

Start by soaking your plank (remember if the plank is not soaked for at least an hour, it will catch on fire)  At this time I marinate my fillets with the teriyaki sauce and  I will turn them in about 30 minutes so the marinate covers both sides.  I also make the salsa at this time  and place it in the fridge to allow the flavors to marry.

When the plank is ready, I place the fillets on the plank leaving space between them to allow the smoke to surround the fish.  Of course I then take the easy way out, because my lovely Fellow takes over and places the planked salmon on the grill.  But just in case he is not around, this is what he does.

Heat the grill to medium and place the plank with the salmon on the grill, close the cover.  It will smoke, this is exactly what you want, keep the cover closed so the smoke can penetrate the salmon fillets.  Remove  in 10 minutes and check for doness, the fish should be flaky and cooked throughout. He removes the plank with the salmon.  

Serve immediately with this awesome Mango Salsa.  

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  1. Oh my word yum. We make cedar plank salmon too. I love your mango salsa addition! Thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party xo

  2. A very timely recipe, Evelyn. We're having salmon for dinner tomorrow night. Thanks for sharing! Oh and I'm now happily following you two!

  3. This sounds so good and my husband loves salmon! I will try it. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following...I will follow you back and hope that you will visit more over50feeling40 girls must stick together!!

  4. This looks great and you are so right, Evelyn. Your post today would go great with the Brown Rice recipe I linked up ( In fact, we had brown rice with teriyaki salmon fillets earlier this week. Yum!

  5. Hi lovely lady.
    My husband loves salmon! We have it once a week if we can.
    Im your newest follower on your blog now. Thanks so much for your comments on my Tablescape and becoming a follower also so sweet of you.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend coming up.
    XXOO Diane

  6. Yum! I am now following you via LF! I am pinning this recipe too. I can't wait to make it :)

  7. I couldn't find your email to send this by email instead of posting on your site. You recently signed up to follow me on Linky Followers and I want to let you know that I will no longer be using LF. Unfortunately I have discovered some information about them that I am not thrilled with at all so I have removed their gadget from my site. I don't want to lose you as a reader and would love for you to continue following Serendipity and Spice. If you haven't checked out BlogLovin I highly recommend it- as it's the closest thing to GFC I have found.

    I hope you'll continue to follow!

  8. My husband loves seafood and this looks right up his alley! I've pinned it to my dinner idea menu. Thanks for sharing!

    I'm following in LF. Thanks for stopping by

    ps- your granddaughters are adorable!!

  9. This looks so fresh and so delicious! I live on the east coast where fresh salmon is plentiful, I'll be trying this out!

    Thanks for sharing,

  10. Everything looks so great. I will try the salmon. So far I'm batting 0 on cooking a good salmon. Have a great week.

  11. Okay, I'm following you, sugar, but email me and tell me where in the world you live. I love people who dress like you and hubby! I also love our law enforcement people... You might want to read my revised About Me. I think it needed a little something besides what I've had up there for years. LOL

  12. Hi Evelyn-so happy to have you visit my blog, and follow! I followed you back, and I love your cedar planked salmon, with the Mango Salsa. I recently were asked by Linky to sign up, but didn't. Now I see that they have a blog list as well. Really great, and will look into it to join and follow you on there too!
    You and your hubby are such a cute and happy couple...I really admire you buying an RV and touring the country. Soooo it:DDD

  13. The mango salsa looks delicious! I am new to linky follower and just followed you!

  14. I followed you back. I love your header picture. Sorry I don't eat nothing that swims. Have a jolly day:)

  15. Hi Evelyn! Love that picture at the top of your blog ;o) and I am so inspired by your goal of traveling the country in your RV. We still have two daughters at home, 9 and 11 years old (as well as eight grown-up kids between us, and 23 grandchildren!) so it will be a while before we are at that place in our lives . . . . AND we love salmon! Following you from Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop - thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my old books ;o) Hope to connect with you again soon, Nina @ mamas*little*treasures

  16. Yummo.... I have some wild Alaskan salmon chilling in my freezer and a brand new cedar plank I haven't used but have had for oh, I don't know, about 2 years. I am going to break this out for THIS recipe. May use the kumquats instead of the mango for a trial....thanks for the inspiration. And also, thanks for stopping by The Organic Blonde!

  17. Hi Evelyn! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. I love yours and I'm following (GFC) so I'll be able to keep up with you. You might enjoy a post I did that I think goes with your answer to my question. Hope to see you back. Donna

  18. My sister is a big salmon eater and she has one of these planks. I should look into getting one for my mom -- she loves salmon too!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and following Evelyn. Great to meet you! :)

  19. This salmon looks delicious and healthy too. Hey, thanks for the well wishinings on my upcoming race:)

  20. Hi,
    I am a new GFC follower. I found you on a grow your blog hop. I would love for you to stop by my site and return the favor and follow me back as well. If you are interested also check out our current giveaways. We have something for everyone right now.
    Thanks a lot!

  21. What a GREAT recipe. My husband would absolutely LOVE this. I just hope I can find those neat planks. I've seen it done before but haven't done it myself. And the salsa sounds like it is delish.

    Is that a picture of you and your husband in the header? What a darling couple you make. I so relate to you both! I have a great husband too and we have 34 grandchildren. Yes, you read that right. And YOUR grandkids are aboslutely darling. Such cute pictures in your previous posts. I had to peruse down to see your neat blog. And I'm going to follow you.

    THNAKYOU for coming and posting a comment on my blog. It means alot even though we just met. I've only been blogging a couple of months and have found the neatest people like yourself in blogland. Look forward to seeing more of your posts.


  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Went to follow you back and noticed I am already following your lovely blog! haha
    This recipe seriously looks delish! Would love for you to come share and link this up to my healthy recipes link up

  23. Thanks for linking with See Ya In the Gumbo. I've only done cedar planked salmon a handful of times--don't know why I don't do this more often since it's so good. Sounds like a winner with the mango salsa.

  24. Cedar planked is one of our fav ways to prepare salmon. Can't wait to try the mango salsa with it next time. And we get our salmon from Costco. It is quite good. Visiting from The Girl Creative.

  25. Lovely recipe thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays :)

  26. The word is yum, However you can also avocado and mango salsa too with this recipe!!

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