After grilling fresh Coho salmon fillets over cedar planks, its hard to enjoy salmon prepared any other way. My building’s facilities manager, Bruce, generously shared his catch from a recent trip to Alaska. This recipe combines the rustic, smoky flavor of the cedar planks with the subtle, sweet butteryness of the beurre blanc. Its a great combo, as I hope you will soon discover.
Admittedly, this is probably not a recipe that you’ll bring to your next block party (depending on the block). Nor will you see this dish arranged on a paper plate alongside baked beans and an Oscar Meyer Wiener. Nope, this is a different kind of grill fare, made for epicurean ambassadors of outdoor cooking who aren’t afraid to cook a beurre blanc over the coals of a kettle grill. If your next outdoor party calls for something a little more delicate than frozen burgers, give this recipe a shot.