Cedar Plank Salmon

Man today has been one of those days where I just want to go burry my head in the sand! You know the days where if everything could go wrong it would and when it rains it pours? Well, yea I’m having one of those days! Pffffft, ok the show must go on regardless… so, let’s eat! Food always seems to make me feel better. Im a fan of fish and a big fan of cedar plank salmon that restaurants serve. I like the cedar flavor it gives the fish. So, on my last mall trip I journeyed into one of my favorite stores that I could spend hours and thousands in (besides Neiman Marcus), William Sonoma and purchased some cedar planks to mimic the restaurants version. William Sonoma has so many fun gadgets, kitchen accessories, and condiments that I wish I could just load up my kitchen with and turn myself into a regular Martha Stewart. 😉
Upon, arriving home I realized I didn’t have propane for the grill and my cedar planks are suppose to soak for 2 hours before using them. I figured I really should just put myself to bed at this point. Oh la-ti-da, more hurdles to over come and two more things to add to my super terrific day. I immediately ran to google which I can’t live without, it has the answer to all my questions and I learned that I minimally needed to soak the cedar planks for at least 30 minutes and I can cook the cedar planked salmon in the oven. Nothing would be as good of course as a grill with wood chips for additional smokey flavor but today, an oven it is. I marinated the salmon in the following ingredients…
Marinade
1/3 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup green onions
1 tbsp fresh ginger root
1 tsp minced garlic
Mix in a bowl and place your salmon filets in bowl and marinate fro at least 15 minutes or up to 1 hour. Place salmon on the plank, a pan under the plank, and pop into oven . I made the mistake of placing it directly onto the oven grate and almost set of the smoke detectors. Yes, one more thing to add to this day I’m having. Aiy ya ya! Bake in oven at 425 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes depending on the thickness of your salmon or cook to your desired liking. I paired up with asparagus that I roasted in the oven with fresh squeezed lemon juice and red new potatoes. Finally, something went right today the dinner was DEEEEEE-LICIOUS! Phewwww


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