Cedar Plank Salmon with Cracked Peppercorn-Orange Glaze

8 Apr

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Today is my birthday,  and I am trying new recipe idea. Yes, my husband can not cook, but he sure can open a fabulous bottle of wine!  I did have a choice of going out for dinner, but I chose to grill out and enjoy the beautiful Florida spring evening at our own patio.                                                                                                         This recipe idea is combination of my favorite ingredients: salmon, spice, ginger and fruit. My birthday meal was delicious. I will repeat this very soon.

  • 2 oranges juiced (about ⅔ cup)
  • 1 tsp fresh orange peel
  • 1 tsp fresh minced ginger
  • 1 tsp cracked peppercorn
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 small shallot, peeled, very finely minced
  • 3 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound of salmon fillet

In a small saucepan, combine all of the ingredients (except salmon) and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until thick and syrupy, about 5 minutes. Let cool. Place salmon fillet in a deep dish, skin side up, pour sauce over, marinate 20-30 minutes. Place the salmon on the cedar plank. Save the marinade and place in a bowl and microwave for 2-3 minutes to kill bacteria. Grill the salmon about 20 minutes marinating after 15 minutes. Enjoy.

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2 Responses to “Cedar Plank Salmon with Cracked Peppercorn-Orange Glaze”

  1. Andrea Quigley Maynard April 8, 2014 at 3:55 am #

    This sounds delicious! Love that most of the ingredients you used are pretty much kitchen staples!

    • fitfinnrecipes April 8, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

      I hope you have a chance to try it. You could also use the glaze on baked salmon rather than grilling it.

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