Cedar Plank Salmon With Mango Cucumber Salsa

Last night, we had a very special treat and went to VOLT…a phenomenal restaurant in Frederick, MD. The meal was literally an event; 21 tasting size courses were presented.  Each course was a perfect combination of taste, texture and visual appeal. It was like spending 4 hours in culinary heaven! Every plate was a divinely inspired creation where food meets science and the results delight your taste buds. Here are just a few photos from our memorable evening:

red beet macaron with foie gras mouse

red beet macaron with foie gras mouse

pork belly mustard leaf pesto cippolini onion

pork belly mustard leaf pesto cippolini onion

softshell crab preserved meyer lemon capers carmamelized celeric

softshell crab preserved meyer lemon capers carmamelized celeric

meyer lemon white chocolate ruby grapefruit celery bitter cocoa and cardamom

meyer lemon white chocolate ruby grapefruit celery bitter cocoa and cardamom

 

 

 

 

 
Oh well, enough reminiscing about last night’s meal and moving on to today’s recipe.  However…having said that when we came home from our trip I was really inspired to cook something special BUT easy and I came up with this recipe. The salmon was moist and flaky with just the right amount of cedar smokiness. Pairing it with the mango, cucumber and cilantro salsa added a bit of a Caribbean flavor and was a perfect accompaniment to the salmon. To round out this very simple yet elegant meal, I made wild rice and sugar snap peas.

Cedar Plank Salmon With Mango Cucumber Salsa

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Cedar Plank Salmon With Mango Cucumber Salsa

Ingredients

    Mango and Cucumber Salsa
  • 1 large mango, finely diced
  • 1/2 large seedless cucumber, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Salmon
  • 11/2 lbs. salmon filet
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cedar plank

Instructions

    Mango and Cucumber Salsa
  • Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl, cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight so that flavors meld.
  • Cedar Plank Salmon
  • Submerge a culinary cedar plank or other wooden culinary plank in water for at least 60 minutes. Preheat gas or charcoal grill.
  • Cut salmon in four even portions and place on plank.
  • Put plank on grill and close lid. After about 5 minutes, dot salmon with butter. Close lid and continue grilling just until salmon is opaque and no longer translucent ( about 10 to 15 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and serve with mango cucumber salsa.
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  1.  Last week, I made  Cedar Planked Salmon with Mango Cucumber Salsa it was pretty amazing



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