First recipe at GroundUpGourmet!
What you’ll need:
1 fillet of Salmon
1.5 tbsp. Sesame oil
1/2 tbsp Cilantro
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
When I was packing up my stuff at the end of the semester I found some long lost cedar planks my friend had given me from GrillJunkie.com (Check them out, they got some cool stuff). Finding these planks was an immediate tip off that I had to start the grilling season off right! I decided to use one of my favorite new ingredients, sesame oil, for the main flavor of this dish.
Before you do anything, don’t forget to soak the planks for at least an hour! Otherwise you’ll have a nice fillet of flame charred salmon, and charred is usually just another way to say you screwed up and burnt your food.
If you can, remove the skin from the salmon, and any remaining bones. Sprinkle the salt, pepper, garlic powder and cilantro (I really don’t measure anything so these are just suggestions) over the whole salmon. Next liberally coat the salmon in sesame oil. Let this marinate for about 20 minutes or so the oil can soak in.
For grilling we are going to use the indirect method. For gas grilles, turn one side of the grill to med-hot, and leave the other half off (doesn’t matter what direction your burners run, the burners can be on front or back or left or right).
Spray the grates on the hot side of the grill with cooking spray, or just rub down with a little oil. Place the meat side of the salmon down on the grill for about a minute or until you get some nice grill marks, then rotate 180 degrees for a half a minute or so. Now flip it over and place on the cedar plank which will be located on the cool side of the grill. Cook for about 20 minutes, or until it is nice and flaky. Be very careful to not overcook it, something that is very easy to do with salmon.